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Cordelia Fine, a psychologist and professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Melbourne, is the author of the much-acclaimed Delusions of Gender and A Mind of Its Own.

Includes the names: Cordelia Fine, Cordelai Fine

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This was one of the most interesting books I have ever read. Fine masterfully challenges common notions of gender differences and highlights how unbelievable socially constructed ideas of gender are. I feel I will never look at the world the same way after reading this book and seeing just how much even implicit behaviors and attitudes affect differences in gender and the formation of gender identity. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in gender issues or who is convinced that there are more inherent differences than similarities between males and females.… (more)
 
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AngelReadsThings | 53 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
I did not read this whole book, I jumped around a lot looking for a new thought, or a mention of trans people or even like one they/them pronoun. Released only a decade ago and painfully outdated already. I regret spending money on this.
 
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fleshed | 53 other reviews | Jul 16, 2023 |
Excellent, well-researched overview of the ways in which society reinforces gender stereotypes and erroneously blames those stereotypes on nonexistent neurological differences.

Thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm not usually a nonfiction person (ok, once in a while.)

If the author were to do a new edition, it would be nice to have some more details about how all of this affects trans people.
 
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veewren | 53 other reviews | Jul 12, 2023 |
This is a difficult book for a layman to review: the arguments are persuasive, but I don't know what is left out. She argues, for example, that there is no good evidence for men having higher reproductive variance than women, but check out this empirical data from human societies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096780/table/tbl1/?report=objecton... Higher male variance looks to be normal. So enjoy this book, but with caution.… (more)
 
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