Rosalind C.  Barnett, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and coauthor with Caryl Rivers of The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children, published by Columbia University Press, and The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men—And Our Economy, by Tarcher/Penguin.