Impeccably researched and bitingly funny both sexes should rejoice at [this] vitriolic attack on sexism masquerading as psychology. Evening Standard. ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S TEN MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS BOOKS OF THE LAST DECADE. A vehement attack on the latest pseudo-scientific claims about the differences between the sexes. Sex discrimination is supposedly a distant memory. Yet popular books, magazines and even scientific articles increasingly defend inequalities by citing immutable biological differences between the male and female brain. Thats the reason, were told, that there are so few women in science and engineering, so few men in the laundry room different brains are just better suited to different things. Not so, says Cordelia Fine, and Delusions of Gender, in hugely enjoyable style and superbly researched, shows exactly why.