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Publisher's Summary

Many people believe that, at its core, biological sex is a fundamental, diverging force in our development. According to this familiar story, differences between the sexes are shaped by past evolutionary pressures - women are more cautious and parenting-focused, men seek status to attract more mates - re-created in each generation by sex hormones and male and female brains. This, in turn, is the basis of supposedly entrenched inequalities in our modern societies.
But in this entertaining and rigorous exploration of the latest research, Cordelia Fine draws on evolutionary science, psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and philosophy to reveal a much more dynamic situation. Testosterone, for instance, is not the potent hormonal essence of masculinity, and received wisdoms about differences between the sexes, from toy preferences to financial risk taking, are turned on their heads. Moving beyond the old "nature" versus "nurture" debates, Testosterone Rex reinvigorates hope and determination for a more equal future.
©2017 Cordelia Fine (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Simone on 02-01-17

Ground Breaking research wryly written

Articulate and funny and provocative research into gender science, fascinating and should affect Policy makers. Well read.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Erickson on 04-08-17

It was good

It was good and okay, and me being a raging feminist I agree to everything. Content is nice and sound, but I didn't think it was as impressive as her last book. I do not regret having listened to it, but I would recommend something else for a friend.

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