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Unread January 12th, 2006, 07:00 PM
alexandra_k alexandra_k is offline
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Default Re: Why Now? Vervets, Kids, & Toys

Thanks for that. I'm just not sure how the girls 'knew' that a cooking pot was a 'girlie' thing... I've heard something about how monkeys may be socialised into gender roles by their mothers. I wonder if that could go some way towards accounting for the experimental findings. Not sure about this. Maybe girl monkeys are socialised into caring for young and things that could be used to carry water (maybe thats what had appeal about the cooking pot)?
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