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Drawing on current research in evolutionary psychology and biology, Barbara and Allan Pease put forth a compelling, controversial, and clever argument-that men and women are, indeed, born different and, as such, are different.
Supported by research cited in their book, they suggest that who we are and what we are capable of doing are guided by forces beyond our control, that nature has scripted the role of nurture-a dangerous proposal for those seeking, in the Peases' opinion, a superficially 'equal' society. In evaluating research data, the authors rebuke the traditional view of social conditioning as the primary cause for why men and women are distinct beings. Additionally, they explore how gays, lesbians and transsexuals reveal more about the concrete bio-chemical differences underlying the varied social behaviors, skills, and adaptations of the masculine and the feminine.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Same Species, Different Worlds; Making Perfect Sense; It's All In the Mind; Talking and Listening; Spatial Ability: Maps, Targets, and Parallel Parking; 6. Thoughts, Attitudes, Emotions, and Other Disaster Areas; Our Chemical Cocktail; Boys Will Be Boys, But Not Always; Men, Women, and Sex; Marriage; Love, and Romance; Toward a Different Future; References