Discuss Delusions of Gender - by Cordelia Fine

Subtitled:How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference. Drawing on the latest research (publ. 2011) 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 gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender.
Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men’s and women’s brains are intrinsically different—a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.

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  • Matt L.

    It was really wonderful to get acquainted with the group this evening, I really look forward to having some challenging discussions with everyone in the future! I promised to post the link to the Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce website to this group, and that address is http://www.denverglc.org/­

    1 · November 27, 2012

    • Aitch S.

      Thanks for that and great to meet you too. I would like to ask you about your degree some time!

      November 28, 2012

  • Aitch S.

    Thanks everyone You gave me much to think about, as usual!

    November 28, 2012

  • Patrick

    Wonderful discussion...I was really glad to finally meet Judith in person. I loved that we had such diverse perspectives from very different backgrounds...and yet so much common ground.

    November 27, 2012

  • Shana B

    Hey! If any ladies need a ride, send me a PM and let me know. Thanks!

    November 24, 2012

  • Shana B

    Great book! I'm excited to read it with you all.

    October 29, 2012

    • Judith H

      Missed you last month, Aitch; hope you can come in Nov.

      November 1, 2012

    • Aitch S.

      I am planning on it! Hopefully I won't get sick again...

      November 1, 2012

  • Judith H

    Hey folks, please remember to bring a dollar or two to the meeting. It's time to pay meetup again!

    November 1, 2012

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