The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Hardback)
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The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 07/04/2020
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Revolutionary and brilliantly written, The Better Half reverses the myth of women as the ‘weaker sex’. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Dr Moalem shows how genetic females patently outperform men in areas such as immunity, stamina and adaptability.

From an award-winning medic and scientist, the game-changing case that genetic females have greater resilience, immunity, endurance and more, compared with males

'A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"' - Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered Brain

From birth, genetic females are better at fighting viruses, infections and cancer. They do better at surviving epidemics and famines. They live longer, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. These are the facts; they are simply stronger than men at every stage of life. Why? And why are we taught the opposite?

Drawing on his wide-ranging experience and cutting-edge research as a medic, geneticist and specialist in rare diseases, Dr Sharon Moalem set out to understand why women are consistently more likely than men to thrive. The answer, he reveals, lies in our genetics: the female's double XX chromosomes offer a powerful survival advantage.

Moalem explains why genetic females outperform males when it comes to immunity, resilience, stamina and much more. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of the body and of how we prescribe medications - a view that still frames women through the lens of men. Revolutionary, captivating and utterly persuasive, The Better Half will make you see women, men and the survival of our species anew.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241396889
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 407 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm

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“It's all in the genes! Fascinating and thought provoking.”

An image exists in fiction and our cultural hivemind of the weak woman. Incapable of survival without male guardianship, too frail to lift anything heavier than a baby, too feeble for feats of endurance. It’s... More

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“Scientific discrimination at its worst”

We live in a society that boasts its commitment to so-called "equality", yet books like these are promoted in order to swing the pendulum towards the narrative of feminism. Dismal.

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“The difference between Men and Women”

Excellent explanation as to why and how males and females differ. All to do with X's and Y's.Dr Moalem is obviously a very knowledgeable man. The book is written in a clear understandable manner.

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