An evening with Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett
In their book, The Truth About Girls and Boys Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett tackle a new, troubling trend in the theorizing about gender: that the learning styles, brain development, motivation, cognitive and spatial abilities, and "natural" inclinations of boys and girls are so different, they require completely different styles of parenting and education. Ignoring the science that challenges these claims, those who promote such theories make millions, 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 uniqueness of his or her talents and desires. Educating parents, teachers, and general readers in the true nature of the gender game, Rivers and Barnett help future generations transform if not transcend the parameters of sexual difference.
Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett are widely praised for their analysis of women, men, and society.
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