Delusions of Gender: The real science behind sex differences
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By Cordelia Fine 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 …
My white mice have escaped!
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Writing in The Age this week, Bridie Smith, explains how gender matters when doing science. Especially if you’re a mouse. Dr Hill has just completed a review of 710 scientific papers, with the results published this month in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. She found just 15 per cent of studies analysed used rodents of both sexes. Of those that did, 80 per cent established there were sex-specific results. In other words, males and …
Genderbread person
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By It’s Pronounced Metrosexual The genderbread person has had an upgrade! There are two big differences from v2 to the most recent v3: separating romantic & sexual attraction, and the labeling of the continua. I’m also sharing it here with a more simplified version that I encourage folks to use for Powerpoints or to supplement any articles they’re writing, where the additional verbiage isn’t necessary. The Genderbread Person v3: a helpful visual aid for explaining gender …
The gender book
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The Gender Book is an online resource that discusses and demystifies gender, a “gender 101” if you like. It is a community funded and edited resource. We looked for a 101 book and didn’t see one yet. So we set out to make our own. At time of writing, they’ve completed a second run of 500 copies. The gender book website View the Gender Book online