Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

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Johanna Berliner It's really neither - while she doesn't touch on trans folks at all, the book is absolutely the opposite of gender essentialist. It's a discussion of…moreIt's really neither - while she doesn't touch on trans folks at all, the book is absolutely the opposite of gender essentialist. It's a discussion of the way that preconceived biases and social cues CREATE difference (or the illusion of difference) between men and women (read: cis men and cis women), rather than a TERFy attempt to essentialize gender (quite the opposite)

Unfortunately she doesn't discuss trans folks at all, though I'd love to read a follow-up discussing the implications of the work for trans folks. There is one chapter called "The brain of a boy in the body of a girl...or a monkey?" which I thought was going to be a cringey chapter about trans kids, but it was actually about young female humans and rhesus monkeys with CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia) or atypically high levels of testosterone.

tl;dr - not TERFy, but also not trans inclusive(less)

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