I've always been fascinated by how gender experiences in childhood contribute to the adults we will become. Spending a career in this area, I know there is no such thing as "gender neutral." The worlds of boys and girls can be very different places. And what they encounter there plays out in their lives in a wide variety of ways. These articles explore those respective worlds, and the life meanings of what happens there.

This Month

  • “What Kelly Clarkson really meant” by Dr. Peggy Drexler
    October 25, 2017 ... American women are having a moment of profound openness about their shared experiences… continue reading on cnn.com
  • “What young Obama's letters reveal” by Dr. Peggy Drexler
    October 19, 2017 ... Obama's letters from his early 20s foreshadow the man—& later president—he would become… continue reading on cnn.com
  • “Women aren't turning out for feminism” by Dr. Peggy Drexler
    October 11, 2017 ... It's commendable, of course, that after the raft of horrendous sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other major power… continue reading on cnn.com
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    Dr. Drexler’s complete article archive can be found here..

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    Dr. Drexler is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and writes about the changing American family in her “Our Gender, Ourselves” blog for Psychology Today.

    Our Fathers, Ourselves Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family
    Published by Rodale, 2011

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    Raising Boys Without Men
    How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men

    Published by Rodale, 2005

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