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

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 2008 - Social Science - 352 pages
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An oldish book, somewhat out of date in the scientific field, but unfortunately still up to date in the ideas that are being promoted by the "biology as destiny" crowd. 26 years after this book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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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 6
61
Menstruation Menopause and
90
An Explanation of Power?
123
Putting Woman in Her Evolutionary Place
157
A Conclusion
205
Addendum to the Second
223
AFTERVKORD TO THE SECOND EDITION
260
APPENDIX
271
GLOSSARY
296
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Page 12 - There is perhaps no field aspiring to be scientific where flagrant personal bias, logic martyred in the cause of supporting a prejudice, unfounded assertions, and even sentimental rot and drivel, have run riot to such an extent as here.

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