Sex Roles (2011) 64:748–750 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9857-4 BOOK REVIEW Feminists, Fear Not Evolutionary Theory, but Remain Very Cautious of Evolutionary Psychology Who’s Afraid of Charles Darwin? Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory. By Griet Vandermassen, Lanham, MD, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. 227 pp. (paperback), ISBN-10: 074254351X Laurette T. Liesen Published online: 9 November 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Griet Vandermassen’s Who’s Afraid of Charles Darwin? inception as a separate sub discipline in the late 1980s, it too has had problems with male bias and sexist assumptions Debating Feminism and Evolutionary Theory provides an overview of feminist criticisms of evolutionary approaches just as sociobiology did in the 1970s and 1980s. These to human behavior and an argument for using evolutionary problems are rooted in many evolutionary psychologists’ psychology as a metatheory for feminism. It is a book that tendencies not to consider the impacts of environmental feminists with interests in the evolutionary sciences, the variables on female/male behavior and reproductive strat- history of science, and epistemology should read. For egies and the assumption that human behavior is not very nearly 25 years, many feminists have been critical and flexible (for example Buss 1994; Buss and Malamuth 1996; dismissive of
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