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review Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences 103 Es even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains and the result is often than not a validation of the status uo Women it seems are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for houseworkDrawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars She then goes one step further offering a very diff. Things I have never seen1 A male harpist Well alright there was this guy But in an orchestra2A female bishop in the Church of England3A female angler4A male nursery school teacher 5A female truck driver I m not saying they don t exist and I m certainly not saying they shouldn t exist it s just that I ve never seen one Actually number 2 really doesn t exist which is odd as women may be ordained in the C of EThings I have heard which I really wish I hadn t1An Austrian mother who said they weren t going to send their daughter to the academic secondary school but to a vocational type school Because an education isn t so important for a girl2A sports jock who said that we d been really unlucky to only have girls When I looked at him somewhat aghast he said it was because my husband didn t have anyone to play ball with well to do real sport with like football As Cordelia Fine says in her book you d think that girls were born without arms or legs3Daughter number one now an IT expert so no great damage done reporting on the IT class at school there were 16 in the class and 15 computers It was always the two girls in the class who had to share a computer Every weekUpdate on January 26th 2015 Libby Lane is being consecrated today as Bishop of Stockport Well well The Rapids of a Great River result is often than not a validation of the status uo Women it seems are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for houseworkDrawing on the latest Tracking Globalization research in neuroscience and psychology Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men’s and women’s brains unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men’s brains aren’t wired for empathy and women’s brains aren’t made to fix cars She then goes one step further offering a very diff. Things I have never seen1 A male harpist Well alright there was this guy But in an orchestra2A female bishop in the Church of England3A female angler4A male nursery school teacher 5A female truck driver I m not saying they don t exist and I m certainly not saying they shouldn t exist it s just that I ve never seen one Actually number 2 The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit really wish I hadn t1An Austrian mother who said they weren t going to send their daughter to the academic secondary school but to a vocational type school Because an education isn t so important for a girl2A sports jock who said that we d been The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 really unlucky to only have girls When I looked at him somewhat aghast he said it was because my husband didn t have anyone to play ball with well to do Nation as Mother real sport with like football As Cordelia Fine says in her book you d think that girls were born without arms or legs3Daughter number one now an IT expert so no great damage done Provenzalische Verwicklungen reporting on the IT class at school there were 16 in the class and 15 computers It was always the two girls in the class who had to share a computer Every weekUpdate on January 26th 2015 Libby Lane is being consecrated today as Bishop of Stockport Well well

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review Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences 103 Erent explanation of the dissimilarities between men’s and women’s behavior Instead of a “male brain” and a “female brain” Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender Passionately argued and unfailingly astute Delusions of Gender provides us with a much needed corrective to the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different a belief that as Fine shows with insight and humor all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our socie. If I had a dollar for every time someone friend reuested me on Goodreads because of my gender a guy who reads wow I would probably have enough money to buy a new Kindle As a male who loves books and aims for a career in clinicalcounseling psychology a and female dominated field part of me has always wondered whether I just lack the typical male brain Are girls biologically geared toward the humanities and males toward the hard sciences Do women really empathize than men because of their brain chemistryCordelia Fine offers a clear answer no In Delusions of Gender she unravels the myth that we can chalk up gender differences to our neurology With a keen and unrelenting eye she examines scientific theories and misconceptions like the role testosterone plays in the fetus She dedicates a large portion of the book to knocking down neurosexism In recent years several individuals have boasted about experiments that use fMRI and PET scans to detect differences in the brain Fine makes sure to reveal the flaws associated with those studies and why we should be skeptical of the conclusions they espouseInstead of relying on faulty science Fine approaches gender differences from a psychological and sociological perspective As a psychology major I loved her incorporation of self fulfilling prophecy and stereotype threat such as including a study about how women who had to check a gender box either male or female performed worse on an exam than women who took the test without marking their gender The section about gender neutral parenting stood out to me too It s not enough to just offer our children toys stereotypically associated with the opposing gender especially when gender distinctions arise so soonHighly recommended for those interested in feminism neuroscience psychology or gender studies In contemporary society we often cling to claims made by people with scientific backgrounds even though some of those claims have no legitimate support I didn t go into too much depth about all of Fine s arguments in this review but she invested a laudable amount of effort into Delusions of Gender the book has about 100 pages of citations and her writing conveys her passion as well Things to leave behind reuested me on Goodreads because of my gender a guy who Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 reads wow I would probably have enough money to buy a new Kindle As a male who loves books and aims for a career in clinicalcounseling psychology a and female dominated field part of me has always wondered whether I just lack the typical male brain Are girls biologically geared toward the humanities and males toward the hard sciences Do women The Stench really empathize than men because of their brain chemistryCordelia Fine offers a clear answer no In Delusions of Gender she unravels the myth that we can chalk up gender differences to our neurology With a keen and unrelenting eye she examines scientific theories and misconceptions like the The Life Tree Poems role testosterone plays in the fetus She dedicates a large portion of the book to knocking down neurosexism In The Painter recent years several individuals have boasted about experiments that use fMRI and PET scans to detect differences in the brain Fine makes sure to یزید reveal the flaws associated with those studies and why we should be skeptical of the conclusions they espouseInstead of Berlin FeuerlandRoman eines Aufstands relying on faulty science Fine approaches gender differences from a psychological and sociological perspective As a psychology major I loved her incorporation of self fulfilling prophecy and stereotype threat such as including a study about how women who had to check a gender box either male or female performed worse on an exam than women who took the test without marking their gender The section about gender neutral parenting stood out to me too It s not enough to just offer our children toys stereotypically associated with the opposing gender especially when gender distinctions arise so soonHighly The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 recommended for those interested in feminism neuroscience psychology or gender studies In contemporary society we often cling to claims made by people with scientific backgrounds even though some of those claims have no legitimate support I didn t go into too much depth about all of Fine s arguments in this The Year's Best Horror Stories 15 review but she invested a laudable amount of effort into Delusions of Gender the book has about 100 pages of citations and her writing conveys her passion as well

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review Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences 103 “Fine’s sharp tongue is tempered with humor Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is” The New York TimesIt’s the twenty first century and although we tried to rear unisex children boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks we failed Even though the glass ceiling is cracked most women stay comfortably beneath it And everywhere we hear about vitally important “hardwired” differences between male and female brains The neuroscience that we read about in magazines newspaper articles books and sometim. A detailed but informal look at the pervasive power of gender stereotypes backed by science Sounds good doesn t it Not for me though My reading of this included International Women s Day that wasn t intentional but it felt like undeserved penance for such a day The 2 rating indicates how interesting and enjoyable this book was for me Were I rating in purely objective terms it would be a solid 3 maybe even 4 given the importance of the intended messageIn a NutshellFine debunks the deterministic views of gender that are often based on brain structure and organisation She seems to believe there are NO innate differences between the sexes which is a bit of a stretch to me However she clearly shows the impossibility of investigating possible brain differences without overestimating the multiple and often subtle effects of culture You can t raise or measure children in a societal vacuum She ridicules poorly designed experiments that assume too much from too little but presents less in her own defence It was better at giving concrete examples of how research can be misinterpreted examples below than it was at revealing anything much about genderProblems I had with This Book It doesn t know what it is it s too self consciously jokey for a serious text but with 100 of 350 pages being notes bibliography and index it s thorough than one expects in pop sci The jovial tone makes it a uick casual read but the exhaustive references would be suited to following up with one s own investigation It is painfully repetitive Fine makes good and important points but she makes the sames ones again and again and again I ve summarised them below Fine is angry about bad and misinterpreted research Such things need pointing out but sometimes she picks very easy targets papers by 18th century doctors for instance or lays into one or two individuals at excessive length principally Simon Baron Cohen and Louann Brizendine Conversely she is utterly sure of her own rightness even when using anecdotal cases rather than proper studies to back up her points She criticises others for lazy stereotyping and in the next sentence suggests that men are not so keen on attending male dominated conferences because there s less opportunity for sex I am left unsure how much I trust her or those she criticises The important points she makes got lost in the haze of my mounting irritation It is narrowly about malefemale gender roles rather than the broad spectrum of gender identity which is what I am interested in However that s a fault of my expectations rather than the book itself I don t feel I learned much I read plenty of examples of experiments and studies and how to judge their validity but people like Ben Goldacre have long covered that ground very well The gender angle was the context of the debunking but largely confirmed what I already believed Key MessagesMost of these are probably familiar to the sort of people who read a book like this Stereotypes they re pervasive and powerful Even so than you think They start before birth and imbue our life as self fulfilling prophesies however much we try to go against them Even pre schoolers extrapolate beyond what they ve been told seeing pointy shapes as inherently masculine than rounded ones like the boubakiki effect often used in synaesthesia studies Gender matters to them because it s the main social grouping they have other than adultchild no geeks sporty types arty divisions yet Context is all This applies to most things in life a crucial consideration in angry online grammar debates Where gender is concerned if we prime people to think of gender eg a maths exam that has a MF tick box people are likely to conform strongly to gendered expectations Neuroplasticity very little behaviour is hard wired in our brains Even if something is typical that doesn t mean it s necessary or inevitable Look carefully at psychology research Is it testing what it claims to test Comparisons based on different levels of foetal testosterone use a variety of proxies of dubious accuracy the amount found in amniotic fluid mother s blood baby s digit length Is there unconscious bias or knowledge in the testers If testers know the sex of a baby as they usually will that may skew how they interact Are the results borne out by the numbers Just under 50% of women have what Baron Cohen classes as a female brain Are the assumptions fallacious When testing toy choice are the toys really gendered the way the testers assume Why is a pan feminine to a monkey Reporting bias it s interesting to report a difference Studies that fail to find one may not be published Various sorts of brain imaging are sexyThey use expensive euipment to produce scientific pictures But they don t necessarily show what we think they do Beware of using biology as a fall back explanationIf a little girl loves pink despite her parents best efforts to the contrary surely huge marketing hype and peer pressure are at least as much of a factor as hormones As for the mother who couldn t understand why her daughter swaddled cuddled and put to bed her toy hammer perhaps the reason was that it was always her mother and never her father that put her to bed Gender neutral parenting is almost impossible to achieve Yet until a century ago it was normal for all under 5s to be dressed similarly white dresses and when colours became common it was strong red or pink for boys and pretty blue for girls When we read picture books we tend to use male pronouns for all the unspecified characters human or animal Female leads are remarkably rare in junior fiction none in 42 Dr Seuss but although there are occasional tomboys you never get a sissy boy There s a glass ceiling for ambitious women and a glass escalator for men in traditionally female dominated jobs Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar When are a few dirty cups a symbol of the exertion of male privilege and when are they merely unwashed dishes Having it all never meant doing it all Gloria Steinem Men aren t from Mars and women aren t from Venus We re probably all from the moonSmilesSome have enjoyed the humour of this It certainly raised a couple of smiles for me but most of the witty asides struck me as rather sarcastic or just cheap uses of the sort of stereotypes she purports to hate For instance when pointing out that the widespread use of strip clubs in corporate hospitality excludes women from important networking she weakens her outrage imo by suggesting that female colleagues fake a headache and stay homeI want to end on a positive note so here are the two best ones In a passage explaining that after about 7 children tend to become slightly flexible in their thinking about gender she adds that those who don t end up with successful careers writing books based on rigid gender stereotypes with a footnote The footnote says This is a joke rather than a scientific fact Yep that really was the second best one imo Following on from caveats about over reliance on neuroimaging Fine cites an empathy study performed on salmon that were dead It produced pretty pictures of brain activity thoughSee Also Bongiovanni and Jimerson s A uick Easy Guide to TheyThem Pronouns which I reviewed HERE It s a comic book that is mainly about non binary and genderfluid people who don t identify fully and consistently as either male or female so prefer non gendered nouns and pronouns Sally Hines Is Gender Fluid which I reviewed HERE It also has a very youthful funky format though not comic book Alex Iantaffi and Meg John Barker s Life Isn t Binary which I reviewed HERE It starts with sexualities and genders but goes on to relationships bodies emotions and thinking Barker likes they because I experience myself as pretty plural Robert Webb s autobiography How Not to be a Boy which I reviewed HERE He cites this book as an influence on his ideas about gender preferences not being innate


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    (PDF READ) [Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences] ↠ Cordelia Fine free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Cordelia Fine Cordelia Fine ¶ 3 review This is a remarkably good book and anyone who's remotely interested in claims that there might be inherent differences in mental function between men and women should read it It's insightful carefully researched well written and often very funny And if it doesn't make you change your mind about at least a few things in this area you are either a remarkably knowledgable person or an incurable bigotI had read a few books

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    (PDF READ) [Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences] ↠ Cordelia Fine Cordelia Fine ¶ 3 review Didn't realise Cordelia was Australian This is a lovely video of her views ’s say you have read a couple of books on the ‘science’ that ‘explains’ the differences between the sexes So just what are you likely to have been told? Well one thing would be that men have brains that are built to be logical and mathematical than women’s brains this is due to men’s better spatial rotational abilities t

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    (PDF READ) [Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences] ↠ Cordelia Fine free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Cordelia Fine A detailed but informal look at the pervasive power of gender stereotypes backed by science Sounds good doesn't it? Not for me though My readin

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    characters Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Cordelia Fine Cordelia Fine ¶ 3 review I decided to take a break from being girlishly bad at math and reading people's minds with my lady empathizing skills to read this book and I sure am glad I did Because it is hilarious And fascinating Cordelia Fine goes through all the old lines that I'm sure you've heard a thousand times I know I have that men's brains are just better at building stuff and making money while women are just natural nurturers they just w

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    free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Cordelia Fine Cordelia Fine ¶ 3 review characters Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences I really think all educators need to read this book Fine's target is the new gender essentialism the reconstructed sexism that attempts to put women back in their traditional roles as 'unbenders of husbands' brows

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    (PDF READ) [Delusions of Gender The Real Science Behind Sex Differences] ↠ Cordelia Fine free download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¶ Cordelia Fine Cordelia Fine ¶ 3 review This nature vs nurture debate is getting oldThis book argues against the claim that women and men have different brains and that this difference causes women to be significantly better or worse at some things and men significantly better or wor

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