Delusions of Gender

Delusions of Gender It 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 We Read About In Magazines, Newspaper Articles, Books, And Sometimes Even Scientific Journals Increasingly Tells A Tale Of Two Brains, And The Result Is Often Than Not A Validation Of The Status Quo Women, It Seems, Are Just Too Intuitive For Math, Men Too Focused For Housework.Drawing 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 Different 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 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 Society. 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 bigot.I had read a few books and articles that touched on the subject of inherent gender difference 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 bigot.I had read a few books and articles that touched on the subject of inherent gender differences, and I m afraid I had swallowed them rather uncritically Without understanding any of the details, I had absorbed the vague idea that science had now established, with the help of modern neuro imaging techniques, that there were clear differences between male and female brains
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 belogical and mathematical than women s brains this is due to men s better spatial rotational abilities that are a consequence of right brain localisatio 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 belogical and mathematical than women s brains this is due to men s better spatial rotational abilities that are a consequence of right brain localisation and that this helps to explain why men end up in most of the high status jobs like Engineering or Science, j
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.IN A NUTSHELLFine debunks the deterministic views of gender that are ofte 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, i
Things I have never seen 1 A male harpist Well, alright there was this guy But in an orchestra 2 A female bishop in the Church of England3 A female angler4 A male nursery school teacher 5 A 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 E.Things I have heard, which I really wish I hadn t 1 An Austrian mother w Things I have never seen 1 A male harpist Well, alright there was this guy But in an orchestra 2 A female bishop in the Church of England3 A female angler4 A male nursery school teacher 5 A 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 E.Things I have heard, which I really wish I hadn t 1 An Austrian mother who said they weren t going to send their daughter to the academic secondary school, but to avocational type school, Because an education isn t so important for a girl.2 A 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 Fi
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 want to nurture the shit out of everything, because FEELINGS Anyways, I decided to take a break from being girlishly bad at math and reading people s minds with my lady empathizi
Truly a brilliant book And laugh out loud funny in quite a few places It s a book so full of interesting information, it s very tempting to write a review in which one relates one s favorite experiments, factoids, or statistics But I will mostly resist What I d like to highlight are two features.We have all heard and perhaps told stories like the following I wanted to bring up my children in a gender neutral way, but at a certain point, the boy naturally took to smashing up trucks an Truly a brilliant book And laugh out loud funny in quite a few places It s a book so full of interesting information, it s very tempting to write a review in which one relates one s favorite experiments, factoids, or statistics But I will mostly resist What I d like to highlight are two features.We have all heard and perhaps told stories like the following I wanted to bring up my children in a gender neutral way, but at a certain point, the boy naturally took to smashing up trucks and the girl naturally took to worshipping pink princess paraphernalia So I guess these things must be innate after all This phenomenon is known to sociologists as the biology as fallback position In one particularly grating and smug riff on this theme, Steven Pinker is quoted as saying there is a technical term for people who believe that little boys and little girls are born indistinguishable and are molded into their natures by parental socialization The term is childless And Fine goes on to comm
I m impressed with this book It addresses multiple points of human psychology and has 100 pages of citations, but still has an accessible and darkly witty style Fine s target in this book is what she calls neurosexism misinterpretations of modern neuroscience which supposedly justify stereotypes and perpetuate discrimination against women in society Women are supposedlyempathetic, men areanalytic, women can t lead, men can t raise children, etc., etc The roots of these belie I m impressed with this book It
If I had a dollar for every time someone friend requested 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 clinical counseling psychology aandfemale 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 empathizeth If I had a dollar for every time someone friend requested 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 clinical counseling psychology aandfemale 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 empathizethan men because of their brain chemistry Cordelia Fine offers a clear answer no In Delusions of Gender, she unravels the m
Let me boil the book down for the busy reader whenever someone chooses to ignore all the documented evidence of discrimination in favor of just so stories about biology, in order to keep right on discriminating, you can take their evidence as having all the validity of the presenter s good intentions to end discrimination.Sorry, that was a long and awkward summation In justice to the book, I d prefer to be pithy, funny, and understandable Fine has tackled an immense and largely thankless tas Let me boil the book down for the busy reader whenever someone chooses to ignore all the documented evidence of discrimination in favor of just so stories about biology, in order to keep right on discriminating, you can take their evidence as having all the validity of the presenter s good intentions to end discrimination.Sorry, that was a long and awkward summation In justice to the book, I d prefer to be pithy, funny, and understandable Fine has tackled an immense and largely thankless task First, she s read all those awful ge
Cordelia Fine, a psychologist, decided to write this book after discovering her son s kindergarten teacher reading a book that claimed his brain was incapable of forging the connection between emotion and language The first section of the book was slow reading for me Fine engages in occasional snark, which was a little tiresome, followed by a lot of discussion of studies in which subjects are either told or not told statements about gender and then asked to perform certain tasks, to see if a Cordelia Fine, a psychologist, decided to write this book after discovering her son s kindergarten teacher reading a book that claimed his brain was incapable of forging the connection between emotion and language The first section of the book was slow reading for me Fine engages in occasional snark, which was a little tiresome, followed by a lot of discussion of studies in which subjects are either told or not told statements about gender and then asked to perform certain tasks, to see if a focus on gender impairs their abilities For example, one group of girls is told that boys do better than girls on math tests, and that scientists believe this difference is innate Another

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  • Hardcover
  • 338 pages
  • Delusions of Gender
  • Cordelia Fine
  • English
  • 06 January 2019
  • 0393068382