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Making Girls and Boys : Inside the Science of Sex - Jane McCreedie

Making Girls and Boys

Inside the Science of Sex


Published: 1st February 2011
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What is it that makes a person a boy or a girl? From our cradles to our graves, a pair of letters, either XX or XY, will define much of our lives. "It's a girl!" or "It's a boy!" will be the first label applied to us, the first thing said about who we are as an individual. For every person in every society, gender has a fundamental affect on what we choose, how we live, and how we think about the world and how the world sees us. Sex is one of the most powerfully defining concepts that we have. Of course, we assume that we know what this gender thing is: boys are boys, girls are girls. Sex is fixed, biologically determined, simple. But what if it isn't?

Conceiving girls and boys -- The evolving man and woman -- Hermes and Aphrodite -- The sexed brain -- Learning gender -- The third and many genders -- Testosterone and friends -- Sexing sexuality -- Across the divide.

ISBN: 9781742240237
ISBN-10: 1742240232
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st February 2011
Publisher: UNSW Press
Edition Number: 1