Bitch: On the Female of the Species (Compact Disc)

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By Lucy Cooke, Lucy Cooke (Read by)

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This book is essentialy Lucy Cooke smashing the scientific patriarchy with a bulldozer made of research. Cooke's hilarious and airtight destruction of everything we know about the science of sex is the first book I've read about science since undergrad. This is equal parts a women's studies text and a revelation of the default bias in most of the data collected by early science.

— Amani


A fierce, funny, and revolutionary look at the queens of the animal kingdom

Studying zoology made Lucy Cooke feel like a sad freak. Not because she loved spiders or would root around in animal feces: all her friends shared the same curious kinks. The problem was her sex. Being female meant she was, by nature, a loser.

Since Charles Darwin, evolutionary biologists have been convinced that the males of the animal kingdom are the interesting ones--dominating and promiscuous, while females are dull, passive, and devoted.

In Bitch, Cooke tells a new story. Whether investigating same-sex female albatross couples that raise chicks, murderous mother meerkats, or the titanic battle of the sexes waged by ducks, Cooke shows us a new evolutionary biology, one where females can be as dynamic as any male. This isn't your grandfather's evolutionary biology. It's more inclusive, truer to life, and, simply, more fun.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781668615935
ISBN-10: 1668615932
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Language: English