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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Feb 25, Mostafa Mamdouh rated it it was amazing. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. 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. Guess that makes moirr five stars – well aware that the debate has moved on somewhat since its publication The authors don’t take into account any grey areas in human behavior, suggesting genders are cut from two distinct and very different clothes.
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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.
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It is larger in women than in men and enables women to learn faster when in rehabilitation. No actual sex took place, least of all between brains. Jan 15, Greta marked it as not-to-read. May 10, Matt Earls rated it really liked it. This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain. References braineex this book Unmasking the Masculine: Please provide an email address.
I believe the persons who trash the book as sexist are emotional reactionaries rather than objective critics. I gave this book to many married women all of whom said that it was extremely helpful in understanding their husbands a bit better. Easy to read and understand.
brainswx Sometimes it is in our hands to do something but in other cases, in practical terms it is impossible to do anything. Jan 01, Matty rated it really liked jesssel. I read this book a long time ago and it’s amazing. The answers lie in the basic biological differences between the male and female brain, which, say the authors, make it impossible for the sexes to share equal emotional or intellectual qualities.
It talks about biological differences in the brain structure of men and women.
Found some help there in understanding the differences between men and women so I could be aware of some of them in my work. This is more dense than the later, lighter and funnier book: Jul 31, Brenton rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 society then impresses gender stereotypes.
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I found this a very int The opening sentence says it all “To maintain that men and women are the same in aptitude, skill or behavior, is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie. Considering the fact, that fev pages ealrier they wrote that women are interested in love and men in sex, I can imagine how wolud relationship between romantic women and macho men both sexes accepting their natures, daavid course look like.
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Apr 21, Elizabeth Noble rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the most sexist book I’ve ever read. In the womb, the sexual organs douse the embryo with hormones, which, in the case of a boy, transform the basically female neural template into a male brain: They show an aptitude for all activities involving inter-personal relations mothering, teaching, nursing. If you are interested in gender difference studies, this is jewsel good one. Oct 15, shay rated it liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again.
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The traditional view of the genders jesxel thus a valid reflection of nature, and all the liberationist adjustments in nurture since the Sixties have done nothing to change matters. Biology is NOT destiny.
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Interesting, but enormously misleading. I get that this book is trying to be accessible to readers, but it almost presents a kind of pseudo reality – then again it was published in the late 80s, so a lot’s changed since then in terms of neurological research and science Books by Anne Moir.