The First Sex by Helen Fisher
The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World

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"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In her explosive new book, The First Sex, she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society--today and on into the twenty-first century.

Looking back to prehistoric times, Fisher shows how the special structure of the female brain enables women to do "web thinking" or "synthesis thinking," as compared to men's more linear or "step" thinking. With lively anecdotes and fascinating stories, Fisher reveals how women's special talents--superior verbal abilities, people savvy, acute senses, healing techniques, and more--are geared to success in today's worlds of medicine, education, communications, law, philanthropy, and government. Changes in society--the growth of the communications economy and new trends in family--are also giving women an advantage: women's unique talents are especially needed in our modern age.

This eye-opening book will change the way you see yourself, your family, and the world around you, including every man and woman you meet.

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Helen Fisher is an anthropologist at Rutgers University and the author of The Sex Contract: The Evolution of Human Behavior and Anatomy of Love: The Natural History of Monogamy, Adultery, and Divorce. For her books, articles, and radio appearances, Dr. Fisher received the American Anthropological Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1985.From the Hardcover edition.
Published September 29, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 400 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Self Help. Non-fiction

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A pat biological rationalization for the purportedly improving position of women under the economic conditions of global capitalism.

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Those who read all three books in the series were 65 per cent more likely than non-readers to binge drink - or drink five or more drinks on a single occasion on six or more days per month – and 63 per cent more likely to have five or more intercourse partners during their lifetime.

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