while the men were watching football . . .
Anthropologists studying chimpanzees in Africa have apparently concluded that females were the first to develop weapons--sharp sticks that they gnawed down with their teeth--as hunting tools. The report suggests that such behavior was a necessary adaptation because females lacked the physical strength and leisure (leisure?) to compete with males by hand. "It's not just a male behavior," said Jill Pruetz, professor of anthropology at Iowa State, in a telephone interview, adding that males have more "brawn" but females developed "creative" ways to compensate.
Now what was I saying about female university presidents . . . ?