The origins and future of patriarchy: the biological background of gender politics

Evolutionary psychology posits that certain behaviours are universal because they helped the genes of a particular species to survive across the generations.  In the case of human beings, such behavioral predispositions evolved to adapt us to the Stone Age rather the modern world.  Patriarchy, we suggest, has deep roots in human evolution.

Published in Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, July 2008