US academic predicts the end of male supremacy

29 April 2015

US academic, Melvin Konner, has recently predicted in his book, Women After All: Sex, Evolution and the End of Male Supremacy, that the time for male domination is at an end and that women will become the dominant sex. He argues that with the rise of technology, not only will men lose jobs in traditional fields such as manufacturing, but women will be ideally suited to the service professions of the future. With women now performing many jobs once the preserve of men and increasing numbers of women rising to leadership positions, Konner also argues that society will become safer and more efficient. He told the Weekend Australian that while most men aren’t guilty of violence, corruption or warmongering, “the minority that is guilty of those things has put a very strong stamp on human history”, building what he calls in his book a “military, economic and political conspiracy” to prevent women playing meaningful roles in society. Melvin Konner is Professor of Anthropology, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and holds PhD and MD degrees from Harvard University.


McMahon, B. (2015, April 18-19). Women are better designed than men for the 21st century. Weekend Australian, pp. 26-27.

Read an extract of Konner’s book here