Oren Harman

Was there ever a time of equality in human society?

Living in open savannahs, men and women had no choice but to cooperate. But evolution caused men to fight and dominate, resulting in sexism and social hierarchy

A copy of Bushman rock paintings from South Africa [Alamy]

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