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The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date April 23, 2013
Pages 227
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231151634
ISBN-10 0231151632
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
Other format details university press
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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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Hardcover
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from Columbia Univ Pr (August 14, 2011)
9780231151627 | details & prices | 227 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $50.00
About: Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Columbia Univ Pr (April 23, 2013)
9780231151634 | details & prices | 227 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C.

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