Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

By Cordelia Fine

“[Fine’s] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . learn this e-book and spot how complicated and engaging the entire factor is.”―The ny Times

It’s the twenty-first century, and even though we attempted to rear unisex children―boys who play with dolls and women who like trucks―we failed. even supposing the glass ceiling is cracked, most ladies remain very easily underneath it. And far and wide we listen approximately extremely important “hardwired” alterations among female and male brains. The neuroscience that we examine in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and occasionally even clinical journals more and more tells a story of 2 brains, and the result's ordinarily a validation of the established order. ladies, it kind of feels, are only too intuitive for math; males too concentrated for housework.

Drawing at the most recent examine in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia effective debunks the parable of hardwired ameliorations among men’s and women’s brains, unraveling the proof in the back of such claims as men’s brains aren’t stressed out for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to mend vehicles. She then is going one step additional, providing a truly diversified clarification of the dissimilarities among men’s and women’s habit. rather than a “male mind” and a “female brain,” positive supplies us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds which are consistently prompted by means of cultural assumptions approximately gender.

Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender presents us with a much-needed corrective to the assumption that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different―a trust that, as positive indicates with perception and humor, all too frequently works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

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