The team of authors. Gender FOR "KETAIKOV", 2006
This book is written for Russians, women and men, who at least once in their lives faced with the fact that their "floor" became their "ceiling". Such problems could arise in the period of maturation, in hiring, in career maze, in relationships with friends, in a family, in an intimate life, in thinking about the fate of the fatherland, and even in such an innocent situation as reading classical literature or watching a movie, when, comparing myself with heroes, you suddenly feel some sort of vague anxiety and irritation (if I don’t want to be a “female,” like Natasha Rostov, then I’m a bad woman? If heroes unpleasant to me, solving their problems exclusively in hand-to-hand combat, then I not a man?).
What is this our sense of our own gender and what is the attitude towards us as people who have sex? Is this fate, predetermined, as Sigmund Freud said, anatomy, nature, or something else? After all, it is not necessary to be a rocket scientist to understand that a modern businessman feels somewhat differently than a Scythian warrior, and a supermodel girl whom readers of glossy magazines want to be like is not Tatiana Larina.
The concept of “gender”, introduced in the title of this book and already, perhaps, familiar to many readers, just helps to answer these questions.