May 26, 2011

What They’re Reading: John Bancroft

Book recommendations from experts in the fields of sexuality, gender, health, science and relationships

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John Bancroft, former director of The Kinsey Institute and author of Human Sexuality and Its Problems, recommends reading  Sandra Lipsitz Bem’s The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality.

“While I don’t agree with all her conclusions, this book gives a  well balanced account of the various themes in the literature, and  is an easy read.”

-John Bancroft

Dr. Bancroft explains he is “currently grappling with the literature on patriarchy and the
subjugation of women” and describes The Lenses of Gender as “the most helpful book on this topic I have read so far.”