Delusions of Gender – press release
DELUSIONS OF GENDER
The Real Science Behind Sex Differences
PUBLICATION DATE: 3 FEB 2011
£8.99 ● Paperback ● ISBN 978-184831-218-0
“Fine is fun, droll yet deeply serious.” New Scientist
“The author, Cordelia Fine, who has a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from University College London, is an acerbic critic, mincing no words when it comes to those she disagrees with. But her sharp tongue is tempered with humor and linguistic playfulness, as the title itself suggests” New York Times
“In Delusions of Gender the psychologist Cordelia Fine exposes bad science, the ridiculous arguments and the persistent biases that blind us to the ways we ourselves enforce the gender stereotypes we think we are trying to overcome.” Guardian
Sex discrimination is supposedly a distant memory. Yet popular books, magazines and even scientific articles increasingly defend inequalities by citing immutable biological differences between the male and female brain. Why are there so few women in science and engineering, so few men in the laundry room? Well, they say, it’s our brains.
Cordelia Fine’s important, immaculately researched and at times hilariously funny book, DELUSIONS OF GENDER rips apart the myths that our brains are somehow “hardwired”, demonstrating how it is simply neuro-sexism at work.
For more information please contact Najma Finlay, Publicity Director, Icon Books firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7700 9962