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- Print Length: 371 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (1 Feb. 2005)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0079LSJ6A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 234 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,331 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences Kindle Edition
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'The hard data is illuminating, and engaging, but Fine manages a light touch throughout. This is a truly startling book.' Author: Independent on Sunday
'Two books came out this year (2010) which, in the long-term, could change how we view gender for ever. … Cordelia Fine’s ‘Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences’ (Icon Books) finally debunked the myth that men and women’s minds are significantly different …. Both books were favourably reviewed and hotly discussed. Over time their conclusions could have far-reaching consequences as significant as ‘The Female Eunuch.’' Author: Viv Groskop, Guardian
'A fascinating subject. A bracing argument.' Author: Evening Standard
''Delusions of Gender' ... carefully and with great precision demolishes the nonsense that pervades the popular and technical literature pretending to be scientific fact, exposing it as truthiness which is nowhere close to truth. ... When I first heard about this book it was clear, even before reading it, that this is the book we've been waiting for. Now, having read it, I can assure you that it is even better than I thought it could be. ... Buy it. Get your friends, your colleagues, your family members to buy it, or buy it for them. Get it to your local school board. Make it required reading, not only in gender studies, but in freshman sociology, biology, education and business courses. Get it on the New York Times bestseller list. ... Our culture is saturated with sloppy self-reinforcing non-thinking about gender. It will take a monumental effort to get it off those tracks. 'Delusions of Gender' is an excellent place to start.' Author: Professor Judy Roitman, Association for Women in Mathematics Newsletter
'Fine is fun, droll yet deeply serious. Setting a cracking pace, Delusions tackles the power of implicit association (those unconscious associations we make about men and women) and of negative stereotyping, plus the empathising/systematising theory proposed by psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, and the messy world of brain scans and genetic research. Her conclusion: we are in thrall to "neurosexism".' Author: New Scientist
'The result of Fine’s irritation is a witty and meticulously researched exposé of the sloppy studies that pass for scientific evidence in so many of today’s bestselling books on sex differences… Can we stop talking about brains now? Those who can’t, and anyone else who would like to know what today’s best science reveals about gender differences – and similarities – could not do better than read this book.' Author: Carol Tavris, TLS
'['Brain Storm' and 'Delusions of Gender' are] well-informed, well-argued and (for science books, perhaps unusually) well-written interventions in … one of the most important debates in current sexual politics.' Author: Trouble and Strife Journal
'If you believe that the tide of blue and pink that greets children whenever they walk into a toy or children’s clothes shop is just about colours … think again.' Author: Working Mums
'This is a book with such a large scope that it’s near-impossible to overestimate its importance. Much like ‘The Spirit Level’ did for socio-economics, this book ropes together decades’ worth of studies on gender differences and casts a cool, calm eye (and an arched brow) over them all… This book will cast a light on gender assumptions you didn’t know you had, and it’s hilarious – with chapter titles such as ‘We Think, Therefore You Are’ and ‘Sex and Premature Speculation,’ Dr Fine is a brilliant tour guide – making light, fun and engaging work of the research. By debunking the rubbish, this book opens up possibilities for a (slightly) clearer vision of the future. Not to be missed.' Author: Fat Quarter --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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To painstakingly explore study after study, to interpret scientific and psychological data, and then translate into a book to be enjoyed by everyone... this was most certainly a passion project.
Though the book is fact filled, Cordelia's wit and humour stays throughout.
key topics include: neurosexism, unconscious bias, stereotype threat, societal pressures, media, lazy influencers, all of this impacts the way we see ourselves and each other.
Women and Men are human beings and have been artificially (and rather eerily if you think about it) been seperated into different camps due to their genitalia.
A must read for all, especially for those who are finding it harder to comprehend that gender attributes and behaviour are artificially imposed.
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A great read, very compelling whilst going through some quite complicated material. A great window into the world of scientific study, particularly behavior studies, for the layperson.
On the whole I enjoyed it, but them I am a glutton for punishment. I can honestly say I was provoked in to a reassessment of my beliefs, so it obviously hit a nerve but I would not describe it as a page turner. I recommend it though, the challenge is worth it in the end, although you might not like yourself for a while after you finish.