Category Archives: ‘Delusions of Gender’

Delusions of Gender: so why do girls play with dolls and boys play with cars?

[This is the 7th (and last) of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine] We become aware of gender at a very young age. In fact, as Cordelia Fine reports in the last section of … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: neurosexism

[This is the 6th of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine – finally getting around to finishing off the series!] In part 2 of the book, Cordelia Fine critiques the neuroscience of sex differences. I … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: a gender instinct?

[This is the 5th of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine] In this post we get to what, for me, turned out to be the most interesting and exciting part of the whole book: a discussion … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: the domestic sphere

[This is the 4th of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine] “The managers who don’t get the promotions or salaries they deserve, the saleswomen and investment bankers who determinedly network at topless bars and lap-dancing … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: more on work cultures

[This is the 3rd of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine] In the previous post, I highlighted what I’ve learned around work cultures, gender, and belonging. Highly gendered work cultures tend to be a … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: careers and ‘belonging’

[This is the 2nd of a series of posts discussing the book ‘Delusions of Gender’ by Cordelia Fine] The previous post focussed on the power of gender as a social identity in influencing and organising our behaviour. Perhaps not surprisingly, it also … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender: social identities are powerful

My first book of 2015 was ‘Delusions of Gender‘ by Cordelia Fine. And it was the most absorbing, paradigm-shifting, and well-written book I’ve read in a long time! I think I must have highlighted about half the book on my kindle, … Continue reading

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