Same Difference by Rosalind Barnett
How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs

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From respected academics like Carol Gilligan to pop-psych gurus like John Gray, and even the controversial Harvard President Lawrence Summers, the message has long been the same: Men and women are fundamentally different, and trying to bridge the gender gap can only lead to grief. But as the New York Times Book Review raved, Barnett and Rivers "debunk these theories in a no-nonsense way, offering a refreshingly direct (i.e. unashamedly judgmental) critique of traditional parental roles, tututting at the couples they interviewed who cling to stereotyped ideas of the family." "Blending case histories, new research and thoughtful analysis, the writers describe the divide between the sexes as a crevice, not a chasm. The good news: We're all a lot more flexible than the gender clich8Es let on."-Psychology Today
 

About Rosalind Barnett

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Rosalind Barnett, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at Branders University and Director of its Community, Families, and Work Program. She is the author of six books and her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles. Times, the Chicago Tribune, and USA Today, among other publications. She lives in Weston, Massachusetts. Caryl Rivers is Professor of Journalism at Boston University.
 
Published March 25, 2009 by Basic Books. 306 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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According to Rivers, a professor of journalism at Boston College, and Barnett, a senior scientist at Brandeis, there is no innate difference between the sexes;

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