The Female Brain
Publish date: August 1st 2006
Publisher: Morgan Road Books (NY)
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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This book left me unsatisfied and feeling less feminine than before I started (the book cover doesn't help either with it's stereotyped images overlaying a brain shape). It read to me like a "women good, men bad" 1970's/80's feminist diatribe with a softer overlay. Instead of informing it confused...
The train wreck started with the initial characterization of the hormones. Establishing the hormones with a particular gender and giving them “jobs” that fit with gender roles does not bode well for the hope to see an objective look at the female brain without sexist stereotypes or gender roles mudd...
Thanks to this book, my mother and I hug more often in order to secrete oxytocin so she doesn't abandon me. It works.
I don't think Brizendine presents anything in this book that hasn't been thoroughly debunked elsewhere. As science, it's crap.
I found this book better than expected. I know that some people see her ideas as neurosexism, pseudoscience (or just bad science), but despite all of its flaws, the lesson of this book is extremely important. Women's perception of reality changes from day to day under the influence of hormones. Forg...
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