"A major contribution to the understanding of gender." -- Anne Bolin
"Its readable style achieves a unique balance of the personal with scientific rigor." -- Contemporary Sociology
"Holly Devor's Gender Blending is a pathfinding study that creates a new frontier in sex and gender research." -- Journal of the History of Sexuality
..". a fascinating study... " -- Choice
Fifteen women who have to varying degrees rejected traditional femininity, but not their femaleness, discuss their lives with Devor. These women, sometimes mistaken for men, choose to minimize their female vulnerability in a patriarchal world by minimizing their femininity.