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Sexing the Body by Anne Fausto-Sterling
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Read in March, 2007

Just got a like-new copy at housing works. So far I understand that it deals with the construction of gender, sex and sexuality. Fausto-Sterling is, by training and practice, a biologist. This unlikely mixture creates an illuminating perspective.




Side note: Anne-Fausto Sterling tries to break the conception that feminists have no sense of humor by including amazing cartoons, diagrams and pictures.
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message 1: by Kate (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:52AM) (new)

Kate She's also a professor at Brown! It's pretty much a breakdown of her Developmental Systems Theory, which she explained to me as how environment impacts the plastic brain and constantly reforms neural pathways. I think you'll love it.


message 2: by Becky (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:52AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Becky Sexing the body is a breakdown of her Developmental Systems Theory? You may have to explain that theory to me in person...

I'm so glad we're using goodreads to communicate fo real


message 3: by Kate (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:52AM) (new)

Kate Indeed ;)


message 4: by Stef (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new)

Stef having tried to read the book several times, i must say that it has the sexiest cover and the most painful font of most any book i've read.

good luck!


message 5: by Becky (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:02AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Becky stef, agreed on the very sexy cover, but i didn't find it overly hard to read. so said i didn't get to see you (except from afar) while i was in providence.


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