Michelle A. Rodrigues is a postdoctoral fellow with the Beckman Institute and the Department of Anthropology at University of Illinois. Her research examines the evolution of social relationships and the role that social strategies play in coping with stress. She studies a variety of primate species, including humans, but remains partial to charismatic spider monkeys.
From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.