Mary P. Ryan


On her book Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men Through American History

Cover Interview of July 29, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Remain vigilant about the continuing mysteries of sex.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The millions of immigrants who converged on these shores from all around the world raised a dizzying array of different gender possibilities, lending both mystery and hope to the future of gender in America.”

On the second:

“With the eclipse of feminism, moreover, gender seldom gets much public attention.”