Hitchens on homophobia

William S. Lear rael at zopyra.com
Mon Mar 1 06:33:11 PST 1999

On Sunday, February 28, 1999 at 22:49:53 (-0500) digloria at mindspring.com writes:
>het women have, historically, devalued physical attractiveness in men
>precisely because they have had little in the way of
>economic/social/political power. women tend to value men's economic
>stability/earning potential and their 'character' because they've had to
>rely on men in order to make a decent living--especially if they've felt it
>their obligation to bear and raise children. so, choosing a partner who is
>physically attractive is unwise as that partner may well decide to take a
>hike some day and leave her with the kids, etc. there is nothing natural
>about women's 'sense' in this regard

This is pretty much in line with the take in David Buss's *The Evolution of Desire*, is it not? Do you agree with the approach taken therein?


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