We could go a lot of different directions with this one.
First, it’s not a surprise that something like this would come from a professor of a school of economics and political science, rather than a professor of biological sciences. Social upheaval is in vogue, and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. You also have to watch out when they continually allude to “experts”, which is more of a statement about people whose opinions are preferred, rather than indicating any specific credentials.
At least this theory isn’t as unworkable as some crackpot theories about genetic homosexuality, which are fundamentally antithetical to the genetic process, and frankly quite crackpot, no matter how posh the accent or how many letters behind the name of the theorist. Even still, I say that it’s still a silly conclusion. The truth is that there is more than one reason that women go bisexual or lesbian, but usually you can tell by what kind of lesbian they are outwardly.
The main type of switch-hitter are the mainstream bisexuals who do it because it’s more socially acceptable, and garners the attention of men. There is a kind of group fetish among many men to see lesbian sex, which makes any kind of screwing around and experimentation socially permissible. These are usually the casual ones who are still attracted to men, are still mostly feminine, but have no problem swinging both ways, whether they get anything out of it or not.
Next, you have the mainline lesbians who are genuinely lesiban, for whatever reason, and have always been that way. Their disposition with men varies widely, but generally they don’t respect men because they see no incentive to.
Then there are the angry rebellious lesbians, who genuinely hate men to their very core, and did so from the time that they were acting heterosexuals. They tend to go lesbian because they have a real vendetta against men, and it is just par for the course. It’s they only sexuality that they can even stomach. They are the lesbians who react to men the way that radical Muslims react to Jews, or for that matter, the way that radical orthodox Jews react to non-Jews…for example.
The article did make an interesting point about polygynous [sic] marriages, which can be applied to the tournament paradigm of alphas with several mates and betas going off to die — the paradigm that humanity is rapidly returning to. To me, that’s a subject much more worth caring about than lesbianism.