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  Female primatologists Friday 17 August 2001  
Nearly two-thirds of the world's primatologists are female.

So what drives women away from their families and careers to study unruly primates in inhospitable and often war-torn environments?
And why do most female primatologists fit the stereotype of the white, middle-class, attractive and childless amateur?
Martha talks to Carole Jahme, author of Beauty and the Beasts - Women, Ape and Evolution (Virago, ISBN: 1-86049-775-6, £12.99).


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