What are men good for?

Further On the Primacy of Women: Across the mammal class, adult females are capable of raising and providing for children without the assistance of males. Males are fundamentally only sperm donors. Furthermore, given the cost among higher mammals of bearing and raising children, fertile females are a limiting resource. And these circumstances lead almost inevitably to a terrible selective cycle for male violence: Males that can dominate fertile females are the ones whose genes survive. Sure enough, across primates we find males evolved to control reproductive access to females and kill competing males. Read these really great essays on the topic:

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