The Better Half -

The Better Half

On the Genetic Superiority of Women

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'A powerful antidote to the myth of a "weaker sex"' Gina Rippon, author of The Gendered BrainHere are some facts- Women live longer than men. They have stronger immune systems. They're better at fighting cancer and surviving famine, and even see the world in a wider variety of colours. 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, Dr Sharon Moalem set out to understand why men are consistently less likely than women 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 triumph over males when it comes to resilience, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. And he calls for a long-overdue reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of the body and even 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.

Product code: 9780241434840

ISBN 9780241434840
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW135xS21
No. Of Pages 288
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd