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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When I saw my fifty relatives performing exactly as predicted, I said “It’s all true. In short, jesssel the science up to the mid bgainsex more or less makes a laughingstock of feminism and the belief that men and women are, genetically and chemically speaking, identical blank slates upon birth upon which society then impresses gender stereotypes.

Easy to read and understand. Writing with clarity and style, and documenting their data every step of the way, Moir and Jessel explain how the embryonic brain is shaped as either male or female at about six weeks, when the male fetus begins producing hormones that organize its brain’s neural networks into a male pattern; in their absence, the brain will be davidd.

Oct 15, shay rated it liked it Shelves: However I feel like this was predominantly written with a feminist-leaning perspective. The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women

Account Options Sign in. 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 Oct 29, Ahmet rated it it was ok. Particularly when environment and experience make so much of the human psyche. Feb 20, Anna rated it did not like it. Jul 31, Brenton rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 20, Mark Kennedy rated it really liked it. Oct 23, Gina added it.

The Birth of Difference.

Oh, not mentioning the suggestions, that the women molr “male” way of 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”.


Science, funny thing it is.

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The amne sets that there are very well known explanations for several of the above cases that otherwise we might not understand never and at all. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. This is not to say that sexism in any form is perfectly OK; the book proffers that the differences in the brains of men and women give each gender unique strengths and that it would be best for us as a society to recognize these counterpart strengths and figure out how to use them together, whether in the home, in the office, or wherever, rather than one sex trying to become more like the other or, even worse, ignoring the differences completely and carrying on as if they don’t exist.

The traditional view of the genders is thus a valid reflection of nature, and all the liberationist adjustments in nurture since the Sixties have done nothing to change matters. In light of this research you could conclude that this definition of ‘equality’ is impossible given the differences in male and female brains and how those differences shape behavior, social patterns, work choice, family life and the body noir self.

Mostly this book told me things I already knew; they just told me it was science that made it this way.

From inside the book. I immediately wondered what vast stores of knowledge on brain chemistry and gender differences have been discovered and published since then, and how those discoveries have further strengthened or weakened our knowledge of how gender is determined by hormones and brain structure.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jun 24, Hannah rated it it was amazing.


Apr 21, Elizabeth Noble rated it it was amazing Shelves: The science presented in the book clearly explains this, but I’m more curious about the percentages of the population that exhibit these differences, and the authors of Brain Sex don’t seem to examine this very closely, instead making broad, sweeping statements about men and map reading and women and emotions.

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 By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


It all depends on what phase of the hormonal action is disturbed. Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Science allows us to see connections, establish facts. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jan 15, Koen Kop rated it it was jesse. 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”. Found some help there in understanding the differences between men and women so I could be aware of some of them in my work.

Seriously suggesting that we should accept men as viewing women as sex objects and go with the flow Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: The jesssel washing in the womb is not a one-off event, but a repeated process in which the physically-sexed body parts, the appropriate brain structure, brainex the mechanisms of sexual arousal, are severally generated.

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They show an aptitude for all activities involving inter-personal relations mothering, teaching, nursing. May 10, Matt Earls rated it really liked it. Basic for starting to understand that nature makes somethings easier and some nearly impossible. Books by Anne Moir. Here, geneticist Moir and BBC- TV writer-producer Jessel argue convincingly that the answer lies in the difference between the male and female brain. I found the study fascinating.

What is this thing jessel “feminine intuition”? Dsvid good book as an introduction to how the brain works in men and women.

Most comfortable in object relations and naturally aggressive, men are promiscuous, competitive, and less emotional than women.