This is a balanced and thought-provoking examination of male-female differences by renown social psychologist Carol Tavris. She unmasks the widespread but invisible custom, and present in social sciences, medicine, law, and history, of treating men as the normal standard, women as abnormal.
Tavris expands our vision of normalcy by illuminating the similarities between women and men and showing that the real differences lie not in gender, but in power, resources, and life experiences.
This book is the “Winner of the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology’s Distinguished Media Contribution Award“.
We learn for example, in this book that we need to be critical of our cultural stories concerning gender. Travis notes,
“Stories have consequences, but stories change, and how and why they do is the heart of the human enterprise.”