Trans academic challenges Darwin's evolution theories
The annual meeting of America's Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association has heard a damning critique of the sexual selection theories of Charles Darwin.
Joan Roughgarden, a biologist at Stanford University, says that the accepted notion that male animals compete for mates, while the females choose males with care, is "locker room bravado projected onto animals."
Gay news source Metro Weekly reports that Dr Roughgarden's appearance at the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association in Washington DC is another sign of increasing confidence in being out of the closet in a profession that is perceived to be deeply prejudiced.
The LGVMA annual meeting was held as the American Veterinary Medical Association's held its annual convention.
"This was the first time we've advertised to the broader convention," Tim Withers, a former president of the gay group, told Metro Weekly.
Not sure if I would agree with the part about "a profession that is perceived to be deeply prejudiced. " -- I certainly never used those words or that type of language in describing today's AVMA to the Metro Weekly reporter. But still, nice to get some coverage overseas.
We are still lobbying the Washington Post about writing the story after they had expressed interest a few weeks back.