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"It is intriguing to note that just as women are taking on more varied and powerful roles in the wider world, and just as men are being encouraged to take on what were once seen as feminine roles at home, there is this strand of our culture that so insistently insists there are biological constraints to male and female equality that will never be overridden. If these biological explanations for the difference between men and women rested on the best evidence, then it would be futile to question them. But as I saw when I looked more closely at the science that is supposed to underpin this narrative, it is far more complicated, nuanced and subtle than we are often led to believe."

The next time someone tells me that women can’t be great architects, mathematicians, bankers, research scientists, managers, etc. because of biological determinism, I will be able to blow them and their bad science out of the water because of this book. 

"It is intriguing to note that just as women are taking on more varied and powerful roles in the wider world, and just as men are being encouraged to take on what were once seen as feminine roles at home, there is this strand of our culture that so insistently insists there are biological constraints to male and female equality that will never be overridden. If these biological explanations for the difference between men and women rested on the best evidence, then it would be futile to question them. But as I saw when I looked more closely at the science that is supposed to underpin this narrative, it is far more complicated, nuanced and subtle than we are often led to believe."

The next time someone tells me that women can’t be great architects, mathematicians, bankers, research scientists, managers, etc. because of biological determinism, I will be able to blow them and their bad science out of the water because of this book. 

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