Gender Trap or the bullshit we’ve been fed by psuedo science

Awesome podcast from the CBC on the way science and society has shaped the supposed Gender Gap.

“For the past 20 years we’ve been hearing the claims from pop psychology to neuroscience: men and women, boys and girls, have different brains. The books are plentiful: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,The Female Brain, The Essential Difference. The idea that males and females are hard-wired to learn differently, making them better suited for specific professions, has taken hold.  Yet some neuroscientists and psychologists believe this leads to unhealthy gender stereotyping.  IDEAS producer Mary O’Connell explores the debate.”

The Gender Gap, CBC

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2 responses to “Gender Trap or the bullshit we’ve been fed by psuedo science

  1. If you like this I would recommend the book “Delusions of Gender” by Cordelia Fine. Looks at the same issues; very very good. 🙂

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