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Dr Carole Hooven: Why sex difference denial is a danger to society

In the age of cancel culture, some subjects are so incendiary it’s much easier to stay quiet than speak out. But Dr Carole Hooven, former associate at the Harvard Department of Psychology, refuses to be silenced when the stakes are so high, even if the repercussions could lose her friends, her job and her career
Dr Carole Hooven, PhD
Dr Carole Hooven, PhD

Dr Carole Hooven, PhD, is an Associate in the Department of Psychology, Harvard, and the author of T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow her on X and Instagram. Visit carolehooven.com.

Part 1: Sex difference denial is a danger to society

Despite the professional and personal consequences, Dr Carole Hooven, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a former associate at the Harvard Department of Psychology and author of “Testosterone: the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us”, has fearlessly spoken out on some of the most incendiary issues around sex, biology and behaviour.

In the second part of our exclusive interview (part 1 is here), we spoke with Dr Hooven to discuss the intricate relationship between our genes, hormones, environment, culture and behaviour, and how she believes the latest research paints a clear and compelling picture of the profound influence testosterone has our brains, bodies and behaviour.

Dr Hooven also warns of the dangers to society if we deny that fundamental differences exist between men and women, and then explains why using clear language to explain sex and gender is essential to a fully-functioning democracy.

Part 2: The dangers of gender-neutral language

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