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Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett are widely acclaimed for their analyses of women, men, and society. In The Truth About Girls and Boys, they tackle a new, troubling trend in the theorizing of gender: that the learning styles, brain development, motivation, cognitive and spatial abilities, and natural inclinations of girls and boys are so fundamentally different, they require unique styles of parenting and education.

Ignoring the science that challenges these claims, those who promote such theories make millions while frightening parents and educators into enforcing old stereotypes and reviving unhealthy attitudes in the classroom. Rivers and Barnett unmake the pseudoscientific rationale for this argument, stressing the individuality of each child and the specialness of his or her talents and desires. They recognize that in our culture, girls and boys encounter different stimuli and experiences, yet encouraging children to venture outside their comfort zones helps them realize a multifaceted character. Educating parents, teachers, and general readers in the true nature of the gender game, Rivers and Barnett enable future generations to transform if not transcend the parameters of sexual difference.

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kindon, November 25, 2012 (view all comments by kindon)
the popular saying " women are from Venus men are from Mars " still hold water but what we see today, are transformation that take root in character building and attitude due to adaptation to the prevailing situation and environment that are demanding both sexes to compete and dominate each other sphere of influence in a community, states, nation regionally and globally in all aspects of politic,social,economy and technological advancement.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780231151627
Author:
Rivers, Caryl
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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