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[Girls are Girls and Boys are Boys: So What's the Difference? involves some] random poking around at various levels of sex and sex-role education, beginning with the interchangeable play and career preferences that were more effectively celebrated in [Eve] Merriam's Boys & Girls, Girls & Boys. Then there's a perfunctory investigation of where babies come from, and finally a swift glance at wet dreams, masturbation, and menstruation, the sort of topics [Wardell B.] Pomeroy covers at length…. [The] grab bag explanations cover questions asked at different developmental levels—and better answered in many other places.

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A review of "Girls are Girls and Boys are Boys: So What's the Difference?" in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1974 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XLII, No. 21, November 1, 1974, p. 1154.

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