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Summary

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes listeners on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included rather than excluded.

©2017 Angela Saini (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Angela Saini has written a powerful, compelling and much needed account that challenges deeply rooted preconceptions about sex differences - some blatant misogyny, others buried in thousands of years patriarchy. Inferior shows that both are fundamentally flawed, and beautifully illustrates how science is just beginning to tackle this staggering imbalance." (Adam Rutherford, author of Creation)
"An immensely readable and compelling book, providing up to date and evidence-based ammunition for readers who want to rebuff tired myths stereotyping men and women's brains and bodies." ( Professor Athene Donald)
"This is an important book, beautifully written, and with compelling narratives and hard evidence researched through the lenses of anthropology, evolutionary history, psychology, and neuroscience. The evidence for unconscious bias is undisputed - so no matter what you think you think about gender and equality - read this book." (Aarathi Prasad, author of Like a Virgin)

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Essential reading.

Every schoolchild in the world should read or listen to this book. As should every Daily Telegraph reader!

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Blooming brilliant

This is my first audible book and it was an excellent choice. I understand why other might find this sort of book “dry” but I found listening to the narrative made a boring drive to work far more interesting. There are lots of current studies and the discussion generated is interesting ad provides plenty of food for thought.

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Book delivered what it promised

Book worth listening/reading. Explains how science got skewed view on women and what actually science says when looking at the fact that there are women and they have played important role in our evolution. Inferiority of women came from prejudice of men.

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Very good

Very good. The only problem with this is that with every chapter there is a quote from other sources and with this version it is hard to see the the separation from the start of the chapter. The narrator was very easy to listen to.

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interesting brilliant & educational

This book offers more than feminism. It critically evaluates well known research and looks at how this may have been biased based on who the author was. It makes topic of molecular genetics, biochemistry, and field research accessible to the non science community and give them Ideas to consider thier own thinking. It's not a boring documentary, it's actually a story, and it's very interesting indeed!

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Amazing

Thanks Angela for this wonderfully written brief piece of work, well researched and very pleasant to read.

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Insightful

A thorough look at the science around sex and gender historic and modern. Very interesting to hear about some of the research that has dominated our thinking and cultures, and the flaws and biases that underpin those studies.

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eye opening

Great book, lots of interesting science. sometimes a bit too much detail but fascinating all the same!

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Interesting but

I really enjoyed this but I think I preferred her latest book Superior. Still recommend

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So interesting!

Loved hearing about all the ways our society's sexism has found its way into so much of science and hearing about where the roots of some sexist thoughts came from. Also found the way she talked about science easy to follow but not condescendingly simple. Would recommend