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The Female Body Drove Human Evolution and that Matters in Big Ways / Cat Bohannon


Is there something different about being sexed here, in this thing we're looking at? If being sexed matters, how does that change what we see? Why assume that sex doesn't matter? We're talking not about behavior here, we're talking about basic physiological stuff like how your cells are working in one set of tissue or another. The general assumption for a very long time was that being sexed didn't matter. You had a basic Mr. Potato Head and you could kind of hot swap some stuff and, and, unless you were dealing with reproduction, this wasn't a big deal. Well, it turns out that being sexed may matter all the way down to basic cellular repair.

Researcher Cat Bohannon joins This Is Hell! to discuss her new book from Knopf, Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution. Rotten History follows the interview.

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Cat Bohannon

Cat Bohannon is a researcher, scholar, writer, and, according to her website, freak. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution from Knopf.