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Mon 10/30, 2023, 7:30pm
Cat Bohannon with Bonnie Garmus
The Evolution of the Female Sex
Headshots of Cat Bohannon (with curly brown bob) and Bonnie Garmus (with low ponytail and eyeglasses worn to pull hair back)
($5 – $25 Sliding Scale)
Monday, October 30, 2023, 7:30PM

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The Wyncote NW Forum
1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.)
Seattle, Washington 98101
This is an in-person event.

Why do women live longer than men? Why do women have menopause? Why do girls score better at every academic subject than boys until puberty, when suddenly their scores plummet? And does the female brain really exist?

Considering the science and data collection methods we currently have, it is somewhat of a wonder that there is so little known about biology as it relates to sex, as well as our behavior. Author and Researcher, Cat Bohannon, argues that these questions should have been investigated decades ago, with a level of thoroughness and care that is still lacking in mainstream science. Bohannon points to the fact that societal attention has been on the male body for so long, that even natural occurrences like menopause, are considered a medical mystery.

In her debut publication, Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution, Bohannon examines the evolution of the female sex. From the development of breastmilk, initially in mammals no larger than a field mouse, to the first placental mammals, to the way C-sections in the industrialized world are altering women’s pelvic shape, Bohannon brings hard science and a passionate curiosity to the subject of female biology.

Please join us as Town Hall as Cat Bohannan makes the case for a greater understanding of the female body.

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