Delusions of Gender

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Delusions of Gender

How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

By Cordelia Fine

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393068382, 338pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

Description
Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men's and women's brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men's brains aren t wired for empathy and women's brains aren t made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men's and women's behavior. Instead of a male brain and a female brain, Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.