Why Gender Matters by Leonard Sax audiobook

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences

By Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Read by Keith Sellon-Wright

9.00 Hours 07/01/2017 Unabridged
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A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the classic book about innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids. Back in 2005, the first edition of Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls—how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing misbehavior, and failing to help kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax’s work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of misbehavior.

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A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the classic book about innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids.

Back in 2005, the first edition of Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls—how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing misbehavior, and failing to help kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax’s work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of misbehavior.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Until recently, there have been two groups of people: those who argue sex differences are innate and should be embraced and those who insist that they are learned and should be eliminated by changing the environment. Sax is one of the few in the middle—convinced that boys and girls are innately different and that we must change the environment so differences don’t become limitations.” Time
“Convincing…Psychologist and family physician Leonard Sax, using twenty years of published research, offers a guide to the growing mountain of evidence that girls and boys really are different…This extremely readable book also includes shrewd advice on discipline, and on helping youngsters avoid drugs and early sexual activity. Sax’s findings, insights, and provocative point of view should be of interest and help to many parents.” New York Post
“Why Gender Matters is an instructive handbook for parents and teachers…to create ways to cope with the differences between boys and girls.” Boston Globe

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Reviews

by Odin 8/19/2018
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A must read for anyone interested in the why and wherfore of gender stereotypes.

Sax has written a book that as read by Keith Sellon-Wright, offers a sincere and revelatory insight into the hard-wired gender differences. Both parents and teachers will benefit immensely from this update of his earlier version written years ago, as the additional research and scientific observations of both sexes goes a long way in debunking gender stereotypes. Perhaps one of the biggest value in spending time listening carefully to this book is that you’ll be hard pressed to walk away and not think that Sax has not opened your mind to avoid dissuading boys to think they might not be as good as art and music as girls, or that girls can’t compete in the adult world of science and math. This book is a real eye opener. Listen carefully.

Author

Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing family physician, a PhD psychologist, and a speaker for community groups, schools, and professional organizations. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of journals including American Psychologist, Annals of Family Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, Environmental Health Perspectives, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, The TODAY Show, Fox News, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and many other national programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 9.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English