[PDF / Epub] ☆ Sex, Time, and Power ✩ Leonard Shlain – Thegreatwallonline.us

Sex, Time, and Power Why Did Big Brained Homo Sapiens Suddenly Emerge Some 150,000 Years Ago The Key, According To Leonard Shlain, Is Female Sexuality Drawing On An Awesome Breadth Of Research, He Shows How, Long Ago, The Narrowness Of The Newly Bipedal Human Female S Pelvis And The Increasing Size Of Infants Heads Precipitated A Crisis For The Species Natural Selection Allowed For The Adaptation Of The Human Female To This Environmental Stress By Reconfiguring Her Hormonal Cycles, Entraining Them With The Periodicity Of The Moon The Results, However, Did Much Than Ensure Our Existence They Imbued Women With The Concept Of Time, And Gave Them Control Over Sex A Power That Males Sought To Reclaim And The Possibility Of Achieving Immortality Through Heirs Drove Men To Construct Patriarchal Cultures That Went On To Dominate So Much Of Human History.From The Nature Of Courtship To The Evolution Of Language, Shlain S Brilliant And Wide Ranging Exploration Stimulates New Ways Of Thinking About Very Old Matters A Masterpiece Of Ideas And A Unique Contribution To Our Understanding Of Gender And History, Sexuality And Evolution Jean Houston Note Includes Reader S Guide

[PDF / Epub] ☆ Sex, Time, and Power  ✩ Leonard Shlain – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Sex, Time, and Power
  • Leonard Shlain
  • English
  • 10 July 2018
  • 0142004677

10 thoughts on “Sex, Time, and Power


  1. says:

    I was a little nervous when I picked up Leonard Shlain s Sex, Time and Power The book is close to 400 pages and didn t strike me as exactly a beach read As I started really delving into the book, I continued to have problems with Shlain s reasoning and style The book explores how gender and sexuality has shaped human evolution, differentiating us from our ancestors lower down on the food chain While usually anything about gender and evolution has me punching my own face, this book was genera I was a little nervous when I picked up Leonard Shlain s Sex, Time and Power The book is close to 400 pages and didn t strike me as exactly a beach read As I started really d...


  2. says:

    This book was polarizing For me Personally I was polarized One camp of my consciousness was thrilled by the actual physiological science he rolled out early on The chapter about iron was fantastic, and I am still reeling from how nutritionally efficient meat is All those amino acids That sweet, non chealated iron Mmm, girl And then, the animus and anima Wheeling out Jung A bold move, since he was sort of a quack, brought fake astrology the Myers Briggs and the whole collective unco This book was polarizing For me Personally I was polarized One camp of my consciousness was thrilled by the actual physiological science he rolled out early on The chapter about iron was fantastic, and I am still reeling from how nutritionally efficient meat is All those amino acids That sweet, non chealated iron Mmm, girl And then, the animus and anima Wheeling out Jung A bold move, since he was sort of a quack, brought fake astrology the Myers Briggs and the whole collective unconscious to the table, but I ll sit it out Okay, everyone s got male and female mental traits A little divisive, a little dated, kind of sexist but you re an elderly white evolutionary shrink Grain of salt applied, chapter ultimately enjoyed.The other camp spoke up at this p...


  3. says:

    I would have given it four stars for the originality of ideas presented and its compelling questions, but there were tangents that made me cringe The book is exploring the question of how women s sexuality shaped humanity Interesting no It goes back to early human existence and describe what Shlain calls a sex for meat arrangement Women realized the link between sex and pregnancy, and since there was such a high mortality rate among them due to now larger human heads , they developed veto I would have given it four stars for the originality of ideas presented and its compelling questions, but there were tangents that made me cringe The book is exploring the question of how women s sexuality shaped humanity Interesting no It goes back to early human existence and describe what Shlain calls a sex for meat arrangement Women realized the link between sex and pregnancy, and since there was such a high mortality rate among them due to now larger human heads , they developed veto power over sex They developed a hidden and reduced estrus to compliment this veto power They also, according to Schlain, realized the concept of mortality in full Human female sexuality does have incredibly unique features to that of all other female creatures orgasms just to name one , and these features beg some explanation Also, begging answers are our significant powers of foresight and lingual dexterity Shlain is up to the task But par...


  4. says:

    From my last status update, on page 129 of 448 That s it I m done I can t force myself to read another chapter of paternalistic drivel from the privileged viewpoint of an old white American male physician While some of his physiology has merit, the conclusions he draws from it do not Oh, did I mention that he s a devoted Freudian And that his writing style is so florid, egotistical and repetitive that any random passage could be a contender for the Bulwer Lytton Prize The author promises ...


  5. says:

    Reviews on .com state that Dr Shlain is a dynamic speaker and perhaps he is His writing style isthat a little over the top and the same can be said for conclusion he draws The chief issue tackled in this book why do women, alone among female creatures, menstruate and in a monthly cycle and so copiously Shlain s premise When ancient females came to understand that this would occur in a cycle that mimicked that of the moon, they began to understand the concept of time which men Reviews on .com state that Dr Shlain is a dynamic speaker and perhaps he is His writing style isthat a little over the top and the same can be said for conclusion he draws The chief issue tackled in this book why do women, alone among female creatures, menstruate and in a monthly cycle and so copiously Shlain s premise When ancient females came to understand that this would occur in a cycle that mimicked that of the moon, they began to understand the concept of time which men then came to understand, too So menstruation was an evolution...


  6. says:

    I just finished the book, and the ending moved me and made me feel optimistic I like using the evolutionary lens to look at how we came to where we are It makes the current patriarchal structures somewhat understandable, but also shows that we are evolving past any need for ...


  7. says:

    I have to come back to write a proper review on this book One of the most fascinating reads of my life I still refer to it in a variety of discussions on seemingly unrelated topics Brilliant, and brilliantly written.


  8. says:

    Though there are several problems with the late Shalin s narrative and data, this book is a brave tour into a subject which he propped openbooks on this topic have been flowing from the presses recently His hypotheses are super interesting possibilities 1 Women saved humanity from extinction by babies with dangerously large skulls by developing something no other mammal have done control her heat season, and thus ensuing the complicated and crucial art of female male courtship Th Though there are several problems with the late Shalin s narrative and data, this book is a brave tour into a subject which he propped openbooks o...


  9. says:

    One of the most interesting books that I have read this year Long and scientific, it held my interest all the way through I have discussed some of the author s points with others, and they have wanted to read the book Why did mankind survive when our women need iron, and could not hunt children, menses scents, etc Why do women not go into heat and do not indicate when they are fertile, when the rest of the animal kingdom gives such clear signals How did we survive as a species when our One of the most interesting books that I have read this year Long and scientific, it held my interest all the way through I have discussed some of the author s points with others, and they have wanted to read the book Why did man...


  10. says:

    What a fascinating read especially for a book that we bought on a whim.The author does a good job of making it clear when he is speculating and when his views are supported by research, which I really appreciate in a sciency book.The writing is very readable, with some nice bits of humor sprinkled in there The thinking is excellent This will challenge people to think differently about sexuality and humanity What does a woman reallywant According to the author, a steak And, hence, the s What a fascinating read especially for a book that we bought on a whim.The author does a good job of making it clear when he is speculating and when his views are supported by research, which I really appreciate in a sciency book.The writing is very readab...

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