Book cover of Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist by Frans De Waalby Frans De Waal

Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“Every new book by Frans de Waal is a cause for excitement, and this one is no different. A breath of fresh air in the cramped debate about the differences between men and women. Fascinating, nuanced, and very timely.” —Rutger Bregman, author of Humankind: A Hopeful History

In Different, world-renowned primatologist Frans de Waal draws on decades of observation and studies of both human and animal behavior to argue that despite the linkage between gender and biological sex, biology does not automatically support the traditional gender roles in human societies. While humans and other primates do share some behavioral differences, biology offers no justification for existing gender inequalities.

Interview with the Author

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Frans de Waal | Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist
4/18/22           61 min

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194 | Frans de Waal on Culture and Gender in Primates
4/25/22             68 min

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5/19/22             63 min

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4/28/22          54 min

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4/20/22         54 min

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274. Frans De Waal on Sex and Gender Across the Primate Spectrum
5/24/22         88 min

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Frans de Waal, “Different: Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist” (W. W. Norton, 2022)
6/27/22          55 min

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8/1/22            42 min

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