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The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality Hardcover – February 24, 1993
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The Lens of Gender:
Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality
(New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1993) 244 pages
A feminist psychologist shows how different sex-roles
emerge from three basic beliefs:
(1) BIOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM
--that men are naturally better than women in almost every way;
and therefore men naturally must be in charge of everything.
(2) ANDROCENTRISM--that men are the center and criterion of everything,
women being defined as secondary and supportive creatures.
(3) GENDER POLARIZATION--that the sexes are fundamentally opposite,
which puts them at odds with each other.
As these beliefs disappear,
androgyny--the best of both genders--can emerge.
This book seeks to improve the status of women thru
social and cultural change rather than inward, psychological change.
Since the culture causes the inequality, Bem believes,
cultural changes will bring the solutions.
See other books here on the Internet:
"SEX ROLE---Bibliography of books".
If you are interested in how we become 'masculine' or 'feminine',
search the Internet for this bibliography:
"Best Books on Gender-Personality".
James Leonard Park, creator of the Gender-Pattern Chart.