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The End of Gender

Debunking the Myths About Sex and Identity in Our Society
Written by: Debra Soh
Narrated by: Debra Soh
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
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International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this fascinating, research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity.

Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based approach to address this hot-button topic, unmasking popular misconceptions about the nature vs. nurture debate and exploring what it means to be a woman or a man in today’s society. 

Both scientific and objective and drawing on original research and carefully conducted interviews, Soh tackles a wide range of issues, such as gender-neutral parenting, gender dysphoric children, and and the neuroscience of being transgender. She debates today’s accepted notion that gender is a social construct and a spectrum and challenges the idea that there is no difference between how male and female brains operate. 

The End of Gender is a conversation-starting work that will challenge what you thought you knew about gender, identity, and everything in between. Timely, informative, and provocative, it will arm you with the facts you need to come to your own conclusions about gender identity and its place in the world today.

©2020 Dr. Debra Soh. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Absolutely loved this book ! Very informative 👏

Can totally understand Debra, as once I also was on her shoes!!!
I was supportive but recently on the past years it feels like it has gotten out of control.
And the thing I disliked the most was that if I was to oppose one viewpoint or try to understand better by asking questions, imminently I would be called a bigot or homophobic etc and of course on top of that I was called racist as well, which never in the world could understand why !!!

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Awesome

Debra is clearly a kind caring and compassionate soul full of empathy and a genuine desire for people to live their best life while not being bullied out of delivering the facts in a logical scientific manner.

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  • anonymous
  • 2020-08-05

More balanced than I had anticipated

At first glance, I thought this book might be a right-wing tirade about gender norms and the transgender community. However, this book presented a balanced and data-driven view of issues relating to gender identity and sexuality. I was pleasantly surprised by the author’s acknowledgement of the realities faced by the transgender community while also combating common misinformation often found among trans activists, especially as it relates to gender dysmorphia in children.
The author also does a pretty good job narrating, much better than many other authors who narrate their own books.

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  • Cara M Myers
  • 2020-08-08

Excellent and informative!

I am a transwoman who is having issues with the trans community ideology lately. I was starting to feel that things were getting a little too crazy. After reading this book, I know why I was feeling that way...
Thank you Dr Soh!

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  • Sabrina
  • 2020-08-05

Excellent book for understanding who we are.

Having heard Dr. Soh speak, I was eager to read this. What a refreshingly honest scientific description of a subject made so confusing by leftist activists in academia. Also extremely useful for understanding ourselves as humans. I hope society learns the lessons she’s teaching here.

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  • Robert K.
  • 2020-08-08

stirring a conversation that is lacking

clearly stated points, interesting read. written with humility and professional attitude towards this problem. I hope it will get attention it deserves

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  • Loud Lemur from Latveria
  • 2020-08-11

One of the most important books of our time

Being a liberal and a parent with an appreciation for quantentative evidence right now is scary. In the face of the ongoing political movement to encourage children to transition at a young age or learn that gender disphoria is societally more advantageous than behaving typically as your sex (both typical male and female behaviors being stigmatized), most people are cowed into silence on this issue.

Not Debra Soh. With a highly clinical and compassionate approach, she speaks volumes of truth she will sadly be attacked for by activists who won't read her book or the studies she sites.

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  • Fredrik
  • 2020-08-10

Refreshing science

Dr. Soh is presenting uncontroversial science about humans and it is very refreshing. Listening to this book is a ”emperor has no clothes” moment. The complexities of trying to explain gender as socially constructed and forcing the different pieces into an incoherent whole is gone, and what we’re left with is something clear that actually makes sense. Of course, the book cover hard problems that has no simple answers but Debra is enlightening us that we can’t just ignore those problems. We need to know more.

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  • James Harling
  • 2020-08-10

Science has entered that chat.

Finally. A fair common-sense common-language non-ideological scientific explanation of sex and gender.

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  • Jonah Sordid
  • 2020-08-09

Solid read

Soh, finally, pits actual science against the growing hegemony that is gender theory, and she accomplished it with careful consideration and compassion. No doubt, this was not an easy undertaking, and the reader benefits from her good work.