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Indisputable, however, is the central role of women in the evolution of the species
. In terms of the DNA messages that a new individual needs in order to become a
human being, the essential genetic information is only ever contributed by and ...
This age-old resistance to the traditional wifely role is echoed in a Manus proverb
of the same region: 'Copulation is so revolting that the only husband you can
bear is the one whose advances you can hardly feel.'35 As this suggests, women
Women were, as a result, well to the fore in all these foundations, which offered
them a central role and opportunity. It seems clear, for instance, that Khadijah, the
brilliant businesswoman and prominent member of the leading Meccan tribe of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Welshwoman - LibraryThing
I became aware of this book via a column by Sandi Toksvig in The Daily Telegraph. I really feel it's a book which ought to be read by all women, everywhere. Read full review
The women's history of the worldUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
It seems late to dedicate a book to "the women of the world who have no history.'' For 20 years, a constantly increasing surge of scholarship has discovered, recorded, and interpreted the history of ... Read full review