How to Avoid the Conflict Between Feminism and Evolutionary Psychology?

I don’t mean to claim that there should be a con­flict.

Most likely the con­flict arises be­cause of many things, such as 1)Women hav­ing been os­tra­cized for much of our so­ciety’s ex­is­tence 2)Peo­ple failing at the is-ought prob­lem, and com­mit­ting the Nat­u­ral­is­tic Fal­lacy 3)Lots of me­dia ar­ti­cles say­ing un­be­liev­ably naïve evolu­tion­ary state­ments as sci­en­tific fact 4)Fem­i­nists as a group be­ing defen­sive 5)Spe­cially defen­sive when it comes to what is said to be nat­u­ral. 6) Gen­eral dis­re­gard by peo­ple, and poli­ti­cally en­gaged peo­ple (see The Blank Slate, by Steve Pinker) of the ex­is­tence of a non Tab­ula Rasa na­ture. 7) Lack of pa­tience of Evolu­tion­ary Psy­chol­o­gists to make peace and ex­plain them­selves for the things that jour­nal­ists, not them, claimed. and oth­ers...

But the fact is, the con­flict arose. It has only bad con­se­quences as far as I could see, such as peo­ple fight­ing over each other, break­ing friend­ships, and prej­u­dice of great in­ten­sity on both sides.

How to avoid this con­flict? Should some­one write a trea­tise on Fem­i­nist Evolu­tion­ary Psy­chol­ogy? Should we get Leda Cos­mides to talk about women liber­a­tion?

There are ob­vi­ously no in­com­pat­i­bil­ities be­tween re­al­ity and the moral claims of fem­i­nism. So whichever facts about evolu­tion­ary psy­chol­ogy are found to be true with the sci­ence’s de­vel­op­ment, they should be made com­pat­i­ble. Com­pat­i­bil­ism is pos­si­ble.

But will the sci­en­tific com­mu­nity pull it off?

Re­lated: Pinker Ver­sus Spelke—The Science of Gen­der and Science


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