Lenny and Lynsey dig into the way mawwiage—we mean marriage—functions as a means of population control, from time immemorial up through the Dawes Act of 1887, the post–World War II push toward nuclear families and suburban living, and the expectations we live with today. Why is marriage so damn important in our culture, and why did it get that way? And how do our cohosts feel about this institution of acceptability?
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- “How Polygamy Shaped Who We Are” by Glenn Geher Ph.D.
- “Large testicles are linked to infidelity” by Yngve Vogt, University of Oslo
- “Universal Sex Differences in the Desire for Sexual Variety: Tests From 52 Nations, 6 Continents, and 13 Islands” by David P. Schmitt et al
- “Competition for paternity: The impact of evolution on human genital morphology and behavior” by Gordon Gallup, Department of Psychology, University at Albany-SUNY