Sex and Gender are NOT the Same Thing! All Gender is a Drag!

One of the things to emerge from the Caster Semenya controversy (in the 2009 World Championships) is the misconception that the terms sex and gender mean the same thing. They do not. Numerous sources, including ones that should know better, … Continue reading

The Psychology of Gender

The Psychology of Gender by Dr Gary Wood Published by Routledge Books Buy: Amazon UK  /  Buy: Amazon USA  Check out author’s: EVENTS and OFFERS The book is supported by the site: The Psychology of Gender What is the difference between sex and gender? What is the … Continue reading

End of Year Review: Top 10 Psychology, Coaching and Confidence Blog Posts for 2015

The top ten most visited psychology, coaching and confidence posts of 2015 for this blog are a mixture of newer posts and a few classics. Many of the posts are based excerpts from my books on tools and techniques I … Continue reading

Why We Are All Trans-(binary)-gender and the Myth of Cisgender

In many ways, this post seems at odds with recent psychology and coaching posts. However it’s really just a piece about how we think about the world and our inherent need to classify. Over the past few years I’ve noticed … Continue reading

Tips for Making Small Talk, Confidently: Why do it and how to do it

Some people complain that small-talk is superficial and pointless. Often ‘not seeing the point’ is about ‘nor knowing the rules’. You may worry that you’re being boring or too banal or to confessional and controversial. You may not know what … Continue reading

End of Year Review: Most Popular Psychology and Coaching Posts of 2013

Top ten most visited psychology and coaching blog for 2013 for this blog, a mixture of newer posts and a few classics. It’s good to see that a number of this year’s confidence and esteem posts made it into the top … Continue reading

Sex, Lies and Stereotypes

Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Challenging Views of Women, Men and Relationships by Dr Gary Wood Published by New Holland Publishers, March 2005. Buy: Amazon UK  /  Buy: Amazon USA Sex, Lies and Stereotypes explores the shifting nature of gender role stereotypes and changing attitudes … Continue reading

Was Little Boy Blue a Gender Stereotype or a Gender Bender?

The poem Little Boy Blue (from around 1744)  is sometimes offered as evidence for early gender colour-coding of ‘blue for a boy’ but a close reading of the text shows that it’s exactly the opposite! Until the early 20th Century … Continue reading

Never Mind. . . the Great Procrustean Binary Gender Swindle

After publishing my Gender & the Social Construction of the Sewing Machine post, I checked the things automatically linked to it by WordPress and found a fascinating and brave post. I was going to add a comment of support, but the comments … Continue reading