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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Book Review: "Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes"

The stereotypical view of two sexes - me Tarzan, you Jane - is not only cartoonish, it limits our understanding and appreciation of our own biology.

We still see a gap where none exists," Callahan writes, "a mirage that shimmers over the hot land of sex." He argues instead that there is a range of sexual characteristics that stretches from the testosterone-inflated Tarzan to the womanly "perfection" of a stereotypical Jane and all the variations that lie in between. "In truth, we are all intersex," he concludes.

link: Review: Sex in shades of grey - opinion - 05 July 2009 - New Scientist


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