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Goodbye, beliefs in sex differences disguised as evolutionary facts. Welcome the dragon slayer.
So declares Uta Frith, professor of cognitive development at University College London.
That dragon slayer emerges in the form of Cordelia Fine, a University of Melbourne associate professor specializing in the sociology of science.
Prof. Fine uses iconoclastic wit to examine the widespread belief that testosterone means boys will be boys, while the lack of it means girls will be girls in her new book, Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society.
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