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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine.. Barbie had to stop saying, “Math is hard,” but myths about gender differences at the neural level persist. His and Hers is for towels; the brain is a messy thing to label.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Delusions of Gender takes on that tricky question, Why exactly are men from Mars and women from Venus?, and eviscerates both the neuroscientists who claim to have found the answers and the popularizers who take their findings and run with them.."

New York Times

"a fabulous combination of wit, passion, and scholarship ... This marvelous and important book will change the way readers view the gendered world.."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Dr Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer. She has been described as "that rare academic who's also an excellent writer" (Library Journal), a "cognitive neuroscientist with a sharp sense of humour and an intelligent sense of reality" (The Times), "a brilliant feminist critic of the neurosciences" (Times HES), "a science writer to watch"(Metro) and a Myth Busting Hero (CARE). Cordelia studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, followed by an M.Phil in Criminology at Cambridge University. She was awarded a Ph.D in Psychology from University College London. Cordelia lives in Melbourne, Australia. More information can be found here: http://www.cordeliafine.com/about.html

Book Details: Science/Technology; 338 pp. Science, but friendly: Kindle/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/

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