- Echidne notes that studies that support common gender/racial stereotypes tend to be held to a lower standard of evidence.
- Figleaf notes that despite ev-psych bloviating “more sexual partners” does not actually equate to “more reproductive success” in the age of reliable contraception, and there may in fact be a direct link between the modern availability of contraception and the pool of women willing to have casual sex generally, not just with rich men.
- Amanda tangentially notes that right-wingers are not wrong about the fact that reproductive rights lead to more sexual freedom, they’re “just wrong to be such whiny, resentful, begrudging babies about it”.
- This paragraph from Amanda about one of the never-ending just-not-getting-it aspects of pop ev-psych (emphasis mine):
You know, I won’t even disagree that men who have more wealth and show it off more probably have more sexual partners. You could prove that over and over and over again. You can do it in cross-cultural studies. But you haven’t done a damn thing to prove that it’s instinctual instead of socially induced behavior, no matter how many times you do it, or how many cultures you bring in. Because no matter what you do, you’re just comparing apples to apples, or in this case, patriarchies to patriarchies. Unless you can include non-existent cultures that have complete liberation for women and complete economic equality, all you’re proving is that in cultures where one sex is at an economic disadvantage to the other, the sex with the economic advantage can leverage it on the dating market. That’s it. You’ve proven that women don’t make as much money on average as men, which any feminist or government statistician could have told you.