Our Global Issues & Ethics Book Group is devoted to discussing books that cover the most relevant topics of our everyday lives. Our selection for November is Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Differences by Cordelia Fine. Brilliantly researched and wickedly funny, Delusions of Gender debunks the pseudo-scientific myth of hardwired differences between men's and women's brains. Unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men's brains aren't made for empathy and women's brains aren't meant to fix cars, Cordelia Fine provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that "men are from Mars and women are from Venus" a belief that all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society. The New York Times said, "Fine's sharp tongue is tempered with humor and linguistic playfulness... Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is."

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
ISBN: 9780393340242
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 8th, 2011