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CBC Massey Lecture 2 - The Mating Game


Sally Armstrong argues the future depends on equality for women and girls. In her second CBC Massey Lecture, she discusses sex: the history of sex, sex for procreation, sex for pleasure, sex for business. Monogamy maybe the norm, but evolutionary biology suggests, in earlier times, things were more freewheeling. Over time, however, we’ve seen men exercise greater control over women and their bodies.