Myths Of Gender: Biological Theories About Women And Men, Revised Edition

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Basic Books, 1992 - Social Science - 320 pages
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By carefully examining the biological, genetic, evolutionary, and psychological evidence, a noted biologist finds a shocking lack of substance behind ideas about biologically based sex differences. Features a new chapter and afterward on recent biological breakthroughs.

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User Review  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

An oldish book, somewhat out of date in the scientific field, but unfortunately still up to date in the ideas that are being promoted by the "biology as destiny" crowd. 26 years after this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

The original version was printed in the '80s. It's an earlier specimen of a genre, debunking studies that claim to use science to show that women can't do math and to justify social inequities. Quite ... Read full review

Contents

An Introduction
3
Are Men Really Smarter Than
13
Of Genes and Gender
61
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About the author (1992)

Anne Fausto-Sterling is professor of biology and medicine at Brown University.

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