"Men Want Something Else"
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This paper discusses and reviews David M. Buss's article, "Men Want Something Else." It looks at what the article says about men and their choices, but suggests that it is extraordinarily lacking in any information about what women want or feel. The paper argues that in fact we should not take anything in this article too seriously, as most of it is based on unproven assumptions.
From the Paper:"As we have seen, Buss's argument is much like an onion. It looks pretty solid on the outside - but as fast as one peels off one layer of assumptions, one uncovers another layer of assumptions just beneath. And once one has peeled off all the layers of assumptions, there is pretty much nothing left - apart from a very cleverly written apologia for male superficiality. It is thus concluded that Buss's argument fails, and we are left to speculate as to why it is that men marry. Personally, I suspect it has to do with having someone to pick up dirty socks off the bedroom floor and throw them in the laundry. Indeed, this could explain the male preference for young women, as they are more easily able to bend over! However, let us leave the ingenious marshalling of assumptions to vindicate the status quo to male writers - after all, it is they who benefit most from the maintenance of the status quo."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Buss, David M. (1994). "Men Want Something Else." The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating. New York: Basic Books, 49-72.
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- Leacock, Eleanor. "Review of Stephen Goldberg, The Inevitability of Patriarchy." American Anthropologist 76.2 (June 1974).
- Morgan, Elaine. The Descent of Woman.
- Slocum, Sally. "Woman the Gatherer: Male Bias in Anthropology." Towards an Anthropology of Women. Ed. R. Reiter, 1975.
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"Men Want Something Else" (2008, March 28) Retrieved April 21, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/men-want-something-else-102583/
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