x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender (Hardcover)
"Dr. Cheng . . . has a knack for brushing aside conventions and edicts, like so many pie crumbs from a cutting board."
About the Author
Eugenia Cheng is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an honorary fellow at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of How to Bake Pi, Beyond Infinity, and The Art of Logic in an Illogical World. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
"A bold and optimistic theory of gender and cooperation, based on the insights of math"—Katy Guest, The Guardian
"On yet another adventure in using the logic of math to address social and emotional issues, author Cheng takes on gender equality...She frames her thinking with relatable examples and anecdotes....Her arguments are both passionate and logical."—Booklist (starred review)
"A carefully developed argument that urges us to discuss character traits without reference to gender."—Kirkus
"Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to change the world for the better, using math.... It's another bold and optimistic thought...if we were ever going to imagine a whole new theory of people, now is as good a time as any to start."—Guardian
"x + y is a book very much designed to change the world."—Times Higher Education
"This is an important topic and an important time to
find better ways to have conversations."—New York Times
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