The Lenses of Gender

I designed this image as a front cover for a short story I wrote for a friend’s daughter. Both the story and the image have been heavily influenced by Sandra Lipsitz-Bem’s book The Lenses of Gender. I was also influenced by her class “Psychology of Sex Roles” which I took as an undergraduate at Cornell. I recommend the book if you are at all interested in the psychology of gender roles in western culture!

I am a bestselling novelist. Words are my profession. So I really hate the Word Police. Beware anyone who tells you what words you can, and can’t use. They only want to control you. That said, when you see somebody using the word “gauche” they’ll usually prove to be a pretentious dipshit. — Larry Correia (Fisking the New York Times’ Modern Man)