How women drove evolution

Join researcher and author Cat Bohannon as she tackles long-overlooked questions concerning the evolutionary purpose of sexism. From the role of wet nurses in driving civilisation to challenging stereotypes about women as the weaker sex, Cat will take us back through the past 200 million years to unravel the scientific framework behind the female sex and the need to correct a disproportional focus on the male body.

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Cat Bohannon, a researcher and author, earned her PhD in the evolution of narrative and cognition from Columbia University. Her writings, including essays and poems, have been featured in prestigious publications such as Scientific American, Mind, Science Magazine, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Georgia Review, The Story Collider, and Poets Against the War.


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle St London W1S 4BS

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