Delusions of Gender - Cordelia Fine

The Real Science Behind Sex Differences


A vehement dismantling of the latest pseudo-scientific claims about the differences between the sexes.

Sex-based discrimination is supposedly a relic of the distant past. Yet popular books, magazines, and even scientific articles increasingly defend continuing inequalities between the sexes by calling on immutable biological differences between the male and the female brain. Why are there so few women in science and engineering, so few men in the laundry room? Well, they say, it?s our brains. Drawing on the latest research in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and education, Delusions of Gender rebuts these claims, showing how old myths, dressed up in new scientific finery, help perpetuate the status quo. This book reveals the brain?s remarkable plasticity, shows the substantial influence of culture on identity, and, ultimately, exposes just how much of what we consider ?hardwired? is actually malleable, empowering us to break free of the supposed predestination of our sex chromosomes.
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2011Uitgever: imusti368 paginasTaal: EngelsISBN-10: 1848312202ISBN-13: 9781848312203