Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Castillo on the EE of Promiscuity


EE quote: "Although rarely framed as such, in many ways, the euvoluntary exchange of semen and security for womb space and childcare constitutes one of humanity’s earliest, and perhaps most essential, economic spheres."

Recall that mating quasi-markets are primarily barter-based matching markets. Slut-shaming curbs commodification using social pressure. Some sex is euvoluntary. Not all of it. Why?

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