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Come along to Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh at 7pm to listen to Mairi explain the myths of attraction. Enjoy socialising around learning and find people you like…
Myths of Attraction by Mairi McLeod
I’m going to talk about the stereotypes we have about what’s attractive in men and women, I’m going to explain the biology behind why these are sometimes valid, but also why they’re often not. Is it true that men are into casual sex but women want commitment? Do men actually prefer thin women? Do women want macho, high-status men? Are dumb girls more attractive? And are the first impressions we give out really vitally important?
In this presentation Mairi Macleod will answer these questions about romantic attraction and much more. We’re used to hearing that evolution has honed our romantic preferences in ways that increased the number of children of our ancestors and that this has led to predictable and universal gender differences in our desires and sexual inclinations. But do you buy this?
There will be some food, a bar and a whole evening to make merry with…
Could women be political before they got the vote? ‘Yes’, says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library and noted scholar of women and politics. In the new capital of the United States during the early republic, white ruling class women borrowed heavily from English court culture to further their families’ political aims. In doing so, they built the structure that would support the United States’ future as a democratic nation-state.
Wednesday 8 March
Free. Book ‘Political women’ on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.