Em & Lo's RSS Feed Em & Lo's Daily Email Feed Be Our Facebook Friend! Follow Us on Twitter!

Burlesque and Retro Lingerie

Good Vibes Spring Sex Toys

Buy on Amazon Kindle!

Amazon's Sexy Spring Dresses


The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences

Thu, Nov 18, 2010

Books, Pop Culture

One of our biggest pet peeves is our society’s automatic acceptance — the giddy embrace, even — of the theory that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, with nary a space shuttle between them. We’ve written before on the lazy scientists who are suckers for a sexy headline about the “innate” differences between men and women, while touting the seemingly lone, reasonable voice of neuroscientist Lise Eliot in her book “Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps ‚ÄĒ and What We Can Do About It.” Fortunately, there are now a few other voices of reason voice that have jumped into the fray as of late: First, Barnard professor Rebecca Jordan-Young in her new book Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences; and then “Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create Difference” by academic psychologist Cordelia Fine. Slate has a great review of “Brain Storm” here, and after the jump is Publisher’s Weekly succinct starred review of it:

Read the rest of this post on SUNfiltered

, , , , , , ,

 

One Response to “The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences”

  1. Kaylee Says:

    My boyfriend and I both bought me “Pink Brain, Blue Brain” for Christmas last year (I discretely returned my copy). Loved the book even though I won’t be having kids (it is a bit heavy on the advice) — I’m so happy to add these two books to the Must Read list!


Leave a Reply