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Week 7—13
May 2018

MKW18 7—13 May

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Lunchtime Talks: The Woman Who Slew Testosterone Rex

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What does science really tell us about gender inequality?

Testosterone has a lot to answer for, right? Well, perhaps not so much. Cordelia Fine won the Royal Society Science Book of 2017 for Testosterone Rex, which uses 21st century psychology and neuroscience to break down misconceptions about sexual difference. Join Cordelia and Crikey Associate Editor Bhakthi Puvanenthiran to discuss sex, gender and why we need to stop blaming hormones for the inequality in our workplaces and beyond.

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Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is Associate Editor of Crikey, writing mainly on politics and the media. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at the Age and Sydney Morning Herald covering arts, entertainment and business. She co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain, is a regular media commentator and sits on the board of the National Young Writers’ Festival.

Cordelia Fine

Professor Cordelia Fine is an academic psychologist and writer. Cordelia's book, Delusions of Gender was short-listed for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the Best Book of Ideas Prize 2011, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 2010 and the biannual international cross-genre Warwick Prize 2013. Cordelia's latest book, Testosterone Rex won the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017, and was named an Amazon Best Book of the Year so far. Cordelia Fine is now a Professor of History & Philosophy of Science in the School of Historical & Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Women's Leadership Institute Australia Research Fellowship.

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