Bateman's Principle

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Bateman’s Principle

A trans-species dictum proposed in 1948 by AJ Bateman, a fruitfly geneticist that, when the burden of reproduction and rearing of offspring is unequal between 2 sexes, the sex with the greatest burden—usually the females—will be more selective in choosing a mate.
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