If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history? Here, geneticist Moir and BBC- TV. Brain Sex has ratings and 51 reviews. Koen said: Bought this book in Portland, OR in Anne Moir,. David Jessel. · Rating details · ratings · 51 . Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women. Front Cover. Anne Moir, David Jessel. Dell Pub., – Family & Relationships – pages.
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If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history? Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about the brains of men and women that science had uncovered up to the mid 80s and then decipher the information with regards to what we as a society believe about gender. In this book it’s simply a way to counter feminism. Sometimes is in our hands to do something, in practical terms sometimes is impossible to do anything.
Preview — Brain Sex by Anne Moir. I love the way men’s brains are explained – they have compartments that they open and when it is closed they don’t think about what was in that compartment until that have to open it again and try to remember.
No wonder we are still struggling regarding equality between men and women with crap like this out there. They show an aptitude for all activities involving inter-personal relations mothering, teaching, nursing.
No actual sex took place, least of all between brains. Such a model of gender couldn’t be further from the truth. Biology is NOT destiny. The answers aren’t stated in this book or anywhere I’ve looked.
Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women by Anne Moir
Oct 23, Gina added it. After reading this book it certainly explained a great many mysteries about men to me! Jan 01, Matty rated it really liked it. Jun 24, Hannah rated it it was amazing.
Jul 31, Brenton rated it really liked it Shelves: This must be the first popular attempt jesxel decades to prove that the sexes are inherently unequal.
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This is a great book: Sign up here to receive your Jesdel alerts. I enhanced the initiar review. Alfred Prufrocks of the world. The hormonal washing in the womb is not a one-off event, but a repeated process in which the physically-sexed body parts, the appropriate brain structure, and the mechanisms of sexual arousal, are severally generated.
The average female brain has particularly focused verbal centres in both halves, but other skills are diffused; a thicker corpus callosum and the distribution of skill centres allows for more extensive connection among the various mental functions.
I do wish the authors would write another book now with updated data, correcting and jessfl their findings in the book, as the additional data would dictate. No trivia or quizzes yet.
The authors use broad sweeping generalisations which is generally not what people want to hear but I found helpful in establishing general patterns and understanding the big picture.
It’s also proven female serial killers think with the same parts of their brains as men. For the nonscientist, they translate considerable research into the structural and organizational differences between male and female brains, demonstrating jfssel these differences make men more aggressive and competitive and better at skills that require spatial ability and mathematical reasoning, and women more sensitive to nuances of expression and gesture, more adept at judging character.
Mainly that equality means ‘sameness’ – no difference. Basic for starting to understand that nature makes some things easy for some people and some other things I found this a very int The opening sentence says it jesswl “To maintain that men and women are the same in jesssel, skill or behavior, is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie.
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The danger of this is that if interpreted as so, it can lend itself towards and perpetuate the apathetic, nonchalant, prejudicial attitudes towards gender-stereotypes prevalent in our society.
Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it. No eBook available Amazon. Sex in the Brain. They cannot be accused of ‘dying the jessek of qualifications’.
Wendy Steiner reviews ‘Brain Sex’ by Anne Moir and David Jessel · LRB 25 January
Iessel, not mentioning the suggestions, that the women with “male” way of My favourite fragment is whe the authors hope, than in near future women’s magazines will announce “the new romantism”, while men’s “return ot the macho”. Apr 14, Isy rated it did not like it. The book sets that there are very well known explanations for several of the above cases that otherwise we might not understand never and at all.
If it had been a comparison of different, but very closely related monkeys who can mate, they probably would have not written such vehement and misleading, in my opinion reviews. References to this book Unmasking the Masculine: Open Preview See a Problem? In short, all the science up to the mid 80s more or less makes a laughingstock of feminism and the belief that men and women are, genetically and chemically speaking, identical blank slates upon birth upon which s Brain Sex was written by a neuroscientist and a journalist who attempted to collect the myriad nodes of information about the brains of men and women that science had uncovered up to the mid 80s and then decipher the information with regards to what we as a society believe about gender.
The science presented in the book clearly explains this, but I’m more curious about the percentages of the population that exhibit these differences, and the authors of Brain Sex don’t seem to examine this very closely, instead making broad, sweeping statements about men and map reading and women and emotions.
I gave this book to many married wo After reading this book it certainly explained a great many mysteries about men to me!
See 1 question about Brain Sex…. What is this thing called “feminine intuition”? This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain. A literate, entertaining, and, for some, surely wrath- provoking presentation of scientific data about the differences between the sexes.
Why can’t a woman be more like a man? As a STEM major, seeing science used to push down women or help fortify the entire “we think different.