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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It’s also proven female serial killers think with the same parts of their brains as men. Basic for starting to understand that nature makes some things easy for some people and some other things By providing extreme examples of brains and bodies which are not almost wholly male or female, perhaps the authors inadvertently opened the door to people who are not almost wholly male or female brains and bodies to infer the authors were insinuating that they are freaks, or have aggravated frustrations because they judge themselves according to stereotypical male or female measures of success rather than their own, unique measures in harmony with their own natures.

I read the book precisely to try to release myself from the “romanticism” total absence of “logic”, and th Basic for starting to understand that nature makes some things easy for some people and some other things Return to Book Page. I do wonder how the research has progressed in the 20 odd years since the book has been written.

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However I feel like this was predominantly written with a molr perspective. Compartmentalising their various mental states, they have difficulty expressing right-brain emotion in left-brain language.

Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it. In short, all the science up to the mid 80s more or less makes a laughingstock of feminism and ann belief that men and women are, genetically and chemically speaking, identical blank slates upon birth upon which society then impresses gender stereotypes.


What is this thing called “feminine intuition”? Jun 20, Peter Brooks rated it really liked it.

I think that nearly every stereotype is born from truth, no matter how far the stereotype has been twisted, blown out of proportion, or dogmatized. The authors use broad sweeping generalisations which is generally not what people want to hear but I found helpful in annne general patterns and understanding the big picture.

Mkir week, our editors select the moie author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The answers lie in the basic biological differences between the male and female brain, which, say the authors, make it impossible for the sexes 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 Biology is NOT destiny.

In this book it’s simply a way to counter feminism. Published August 1st by Delta first published Women, it davic, are more people-oriented than men, who are more interested in things.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women

There seems to be a complete disregard of not only any ‘real’ influence of society, but more importantly the actual individual attributes. I do wish the authors would write another book now with updated data, correcting and refining their findings in the book, as barinsex additional data would dictate. They cannot be accused of ‘dying the death of qualifications’. Want to Read Brainsec Reading Read. Interesting, but enormously misleading.

Trivia About Brain Sex: This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Apr 14, Isy rated it did not like it. 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”. Paperbackpages. 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. I don’t deny that men and women, in general, act differently in a number of ways, but I also know quite a handful of people who do not follow their gender stereotypes.


I found this a very interesting read especially in light of the recent or not so recent debates about ‘equality’. Moir and Jessel include a brain sex test that lets the reader discover just how masculine or feminine his or her brain is. If men and women are equal, why have males been the dominant sex virtually throughout history?

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Other editions – View all Brain sex: Jan 10, Kari Metzger rated it it was amazing. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Loved this book – such an amazing look at the brainsexx behind gender – fascinating read!! Science allows us to see connections, establish facts. Apr 11, J.


When I saw my fifty relatives performing exactly as predicted, I said “It’s all true. They show an aptitude for all activities involving inter-personal relations mothering, teaching, nursing. No wonder we are still struggling regarding equality between men and women with crap like this out there. From inside the book.