"One of the major claims I make in this book is that labeling someone a man or a woman is a social decision. We may use scientific knowledge to help us make the decision, but only our beliefs about gender—not science—can define our sex. Furthermore, our beliefs about gender affect what kinds of knowledge scientists produce about sex in the first place."
#sexing the body
p.3, Sexing the Body, Anne Fausto-Sterling
(so, i’m re-reading the book & i’m underlining extensively, and i’m going to bring my followers on the journey with me by sharing quotes as i make my way through the book again. will be mostly queuing these to spread them out over time. enjoy!)