Weekly Reality Report
July 16, 2023
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I am excited to announce that the academic book Sex and Gender: A Contemporary Reader, is set to be released on August 25th, and that pre-orders begin in just a few weeks on August 4th.
I coauthored the first chapter, simply titled “Two Sexes,” with developmental biologist Emma Hilton. In it, we provide a detailed and technical overview of the biology of sex and why there are only two sexes in nature. We also debunk many common misconceptions about sex, such as the notion that there are more than two sexes, that biological sex conforms to a “spectrum,” or that sex is merely a social construct.
This is significant because we went through a rigorous peer review process, meaning this chapter can be cited in academic papers. No longer can activists dismiss our articles in places like the Wall Street Journal as simply “opinion.” On August 25th, a thorough and explicit defense of the sex binary will now be part of the academic literature.
Click the link below to go to the book’s product page. You can peruse the book’s fantastic Table of Contents, where you’ll no doubt see many other familiar names. Bookmark the page and set a reminder to pre-order it on August 4th!
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