Evolution Says We’re All Sluts

I tested this theory via exhaustive hands-on research and now the Daily Mail reports that science is backing me up: According to evolution, we’re all sluts. TED lecturer Christopher Ryan told a conference that we are all built to be promiscuous, adding ‘we need to move beyond men are from Mars and women are from Venus’. He compared humans to chimps and bonobos who are promiscuous and have sex to bond as well as reproduce. While monogamy has now become an accepted way of life, we haven’t lost our primal urges are to be promiscuous. Or as Ryan phrases it: ‘Just because you have chosen to be a vegetarian, doesn’t mean that bacon stops smelling good.’

Hate Mail


There are a few rules in life. Never get involved in a land war in Asia, never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line – and never, ever read your own hate mail. The first time I broke this rule, I cried. But now I’ve developed a much thicker skin – I’ve honed my ‘tough bitch’ side to go along with ‘sensitive girl’ and ‘sex kitten’. Your  hateful email gave me two articles and countless great cocktail party moments. I actually mentioned it on my first date with my boyfriend, and we laughed about it, which gave me the perfect excuse to move in for a kiss. In the same way that my worst break-up gave me a bestseller, my most heinous piece of hate mail made me stronger.

So, to the misogynistic basement-dweller: Thank you. Thank you for being such a dick.


Catherine Townsend

PS Charles Darwin would doubtless have turned in his grave if he could see how you mangled his evolutionary theory.

HIS ORIGINAL EMAIL: You, my dear, are what is known as a fling. Sperm is cheap, so there is no reason why a man would pass up the opportunity to have sex with a slut — but he would never marry her. Men will read your articles and run a mile.

MY RESPONSE:  If anything, female promiscuity encourages survival of the fittest, do some research on sperm competition — you misogynistic wanker.




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