Gender Shock: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female

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Anchor Books, 1996 - Social Science - 308 pages
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"In Gender Shock, Phyllis Burke explodes the many myths surrounding our rigid gender system of male and female by looking through three lenses of gender identity: behavior, appearance, and science. Analyzing the latest research in psychology, genetics, neurology, and sociology, Burke finds that gender (or behavior) is not the result of one's biological sex (the body itself) and that gender and sexuality are separate elements of the self. With common sense and compassion, Burke challenges the notion that men and women are from different planets by revealing how there are more variations within each sex than there are between the two."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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GENDERSHOCK: Exploding the Myths of Male and Female

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Calling for ``gender independence,'' freedom from the tyranny of masculine and feminine stereotypes, Burke (Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, 1993; Atomic Candy, 1989) relies more on anecdote and ... Read full review

Gender shock: exploding the myths of male and female

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As lesbian coparent to her partner's son, Burke (Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son, LJ 4/15/93) found herself challenged when asked, "Who will teach him to be a man?" In turn, the author ... Read full review


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