Thanks for this. I had read about the controversy but hadn’t considered the significance of the article’s being published in Hypatia. They’re a journal of scholarship, not activism (and I have been out of university libraries for a while so my information may be dated), but still I’d expect them to support the communities whose lives are the reason for being (arguably) of gender studies and related subjects. I’d be shocked if they’d published something explaining, in the voice, of reason, why the culture taken broadly considers women to be less-than or (as I think Singal quotes) “disgusting.”
When asked if Darwinism informs his everyday apprehension of life, Dawkins says, "in one way it does. My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans. That's never far from my thoughts, that sense of amazement. On the other hand I certainly don't allow Darwinism to influence my feelings about human social life," implying that he feels that individual human beings can opt out of the survival machine of Darwinism since they are freed by the consciousness of self.