Sexual Cannibalism Is a Case of 'He Said, She Said'
Published 02/24/2013, Science Now
Males sacrifice themselves for the sake of their offspring, whereas females are aggressive attackers. Biologists typically resort to biased language like this to describe sexual cannibalism, a new study concludes. Such stereotypes, the paper's authors argue, could leave scientists in the dark about certain aspects of animal reproduction.Word count: 739