Science Matters Bookclub: "Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature & People" by Joan Roughgarden
Science Matters Bookclub: Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature & People by Joan Roughgarden
a reading group to strengthen community through sceince communication
Saturday, November 10, 2pm
"Please join us as we read and discuss books Science Matters Bokclub. As you read, jot down questions and ideas the book raises for discussion. Books in the series can be ordered by Scuppernong Books. We urge you to support your local indie bookstore!"
Evolution's Rainbow: In this innovative celebration of diversity and affirmation of individuality in animals and humans, Joan Roughgarden challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. A distinguished evolutionary biologist, Roughgarden takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science—and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a fascinating discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. Evolution's Rainbow explains how this diversity develops from the action of genes and hormones and how people come to differ from each other in all aspects of body and behavior. Roughgarden reconstructs primary science in light of feminist, gay, and transgender criticism and redefines our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. This is a witty, playful, and daring book that has revolutionized our understanding of sexuality.
Many thanks to the following who helped pull together our reading list for the year: UNC-G: David Remington, Robert L. Anemone, Rob Cannon, Malcolm Schug, Tad Skotnicki; A&T: Joe Graves; UNC App: Gwen Schug.