Human social stratification and hypergyny: toward an understanding of male homosexual preference

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 34 Elsevier Published In Pages: 155-163
By Barthes, Julien, Godelle, Bernard, Raymond, Michel


Researchers sampled 48 societies cross-culturally to study the genetic survival of male homosexual preference, which is argued to be deleterious in nature due to its fertility costs. The researchers test for a sexually antagonistic factor that would produce a pleotropic advantage, such as male homosexual preference increasing the reproduction of sisters. Utilizing theoretical models, researchers assert that the survival of male homosexual preference is a result of the positive association between social stratification and discriminate female hypergyny due to selection for attractiveness in females.

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