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Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences

  title={Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences},
  author={Rebecca M. Jordan-Young},
Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That's taught as fact in psychology textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books. And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity, to why there aren't more women physicists or more stay-at-home dads. In this compelling book, Rebecca Jordan-Young takes on the evidence that sex differences are hardwired into the brain. Analyzing virtually all… 
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