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on 12 June 2011
A lame attempt to pass off a fashionable, politically correct viewpoint as scientific research.
Example; "There is little evidence of even a weak biological determination of group differences in simple individual behaviours. And the evidence of cross-cultural and historical diversity in gender is overwhelming. For instance, there are cultures and historical situations where rape is absent, or extremely rare; where homosexual behaviour is majority practice (at a given point in the life cycle); where mothers do not predominate in child care (e.g., this work is done by old people, other children or servants); and where men are not normally aggressive."
What this agit-prop campaigner can't bring herself to say is that women usually look after children in very different cultures, that homosexuals are a minority and that there might be some obvious evolutionary/biological reasons for these facts - even if she doesn't like them.
The book in no way offers a balanced look at the interesting subject of maleness(or gender differences)and is just a psuedo-intellectual Marxist style diatribe of "victimhood" and guilt.