gender differences

GENDER DIFFERENCES: HOW OUR BRAINS ARE DIFFERENT

Gender differences are natural, but our society has developed bias and taboo relying on the anatomy of women and men.

Indeed sexism and misogynism exist because women body seems to be weaker and less intelligent than men’s.

But even science that supports these arguments is not without bias about women’s skills and abilities.

Sex differences may be natural, but gender differences have their source in culture.

Ann Oakley

However, gender differences are only in the imagination of men.

Thankfully new brain science research shows that the female brain is not different from any other human organ.

Therefore the myth that women are less intelligent than men because their smaller brain is without scientific evidence.  

In fact, Dr. Gina Rippon is exploring the new cutting-edge neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain in her book ‘The Gendered Brain‘.

So this book unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mold our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains.

Hence in this episode, we are exploring brain neuroscience and the bias that is affecting our minds.

Stereotypes could be straitjackening our flexible, plastic brains. So, yes, challenging them does matter.

Gina Rippon

What you think about the gender differences of the brain? Have you got an experience of gender bias to share? You can do it below. 

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With love…for science,

Konstantia

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