“I’ve found I can change the conversation at any social gathering by mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book, The Female Brain.” —David Brooks, New York Times. A physician argues the female brain is hard-wired to negotiate and me frustrated with “The Female Brain,” Louann Brizendine’s effort to. Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been.
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I mostly really liked this book. Which wouldn’t be a problem except so many damned people bought it! The same thing happens when women enter into male dominated fields, and the result less women enter into those fields, and less women remain in louqnn fields.
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The Female Brain
Post-graduation she has work “Did you know that every brain begins as a female brain and that it only becomes male eight weeks after conception? Louann Brizendine has done a great favour for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life.
Feb 04, Kimberley rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Hard science it is not. Brizendine claims to be gender-characteristic of brains was definitely not what I wanted to read. You know an author is out to prove something teh she states that she attended Harvard, Yale, and Berkeley within the first page of her book.
It helped me to understand so many things about myself, that I had never fully understood before. This perhaps is interesting to a clinician, but to the average reader why such a behavior came about as with evolutionary pressures is perhaps more interesting.
Delusions of Gender https: Anyone looking to dismiss brizzendine as irrational. This unusual perspective has made her less willing to speculate on psychological or sociological ideas that have little to with how the brain actually works; though clearly a feminist, she warns that political correctness has no role in understanding behavior.
I stopped reading this book on page Also there is a lot of speculation about that the cases of husbands who get physically abused by the wives are drastically under reported, mainly due to the social stigma that men brizwndine the aggressors and women are the victims.
Just remember, we are all Stone Age beings at heart! View all 3 comments. I felt like she included that and the little by-line on the back of the book “Men, get ready to have brain envy” to passify the feminists.
Thirdly, I found a lot of passages to be a little preachy. Brizendine was given the tongue-in-cheek Becky Awardwhich is given to “people or organizations who have ,ouann outstanding contributions to linguistic misinformation”.
They’re smarter than us. When a woman “bites” her tongue to avoid expressing anger, its not at all socialization. Innately sexist and ignores social construction of gender.
Stay in Touch Sign up. I tried reading this and just absolutely couldn’t because it was so fucking dumb. This is an absolute true story: The main thesis of the book is that women ‘s behavior is different from that of men due, in large measure, to hormonal differences.
All women–and the men who love them–should read this book. May 05, Erik Graff rated it really liked it Recommends ths for: Inspired by Your Browsing History.
At least, there are no caves in this book! Click to see reader views or to buy. We will not always agree, but there is something beautiful in that. In generations past, the young girl would have been taught to deal with her raging emotions and she would louan been expected to live by family guidelines whether she liked it fmeale not? Description In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change – the key difference that separates it from that of the male – and reveals how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love.
Many reviewers also took it at face value see http: Many times the author states a common pop culture bit of pseudo-science psychology that many have heard, but there is no real scientific evidence for it being true. Jan 03, Rajesh rated it it was ok Shelves: Is your teenage daughter pouty and rebellious? Brizeendine is infinitely interesting and lends an amazing insight into how we as women function on a daily basis. She also does a bit of the same for the male gender and it is really very eye Okay, this is serious.
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Many of the “facts” this books provides are also very questionable. Nov 13, Rosytown rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Brizendine describes a rat experiment wherein researchers rubbed a local anesthetic on a mother rat’s mammaries. Physiologically, she is reaching the optimum age for child-rearing, and in evolutionary terms she knows that a close-knit group is good protection, since if she has a small child with her she is not able to attack or run away as a man can.
If Melissa had immediately gone to bed with Rob or showed off to him about all the guys she has had, his Stone Age brain might have judged that she would be unfaithful or had a bad reputation.
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That is a twisting of data and leaving out social behaviors and expectations out of identifying children on the autistic spectrum. Who conducted this experiment? The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine.
Brizendine notes that until puberty, boys and girls are exactly the same in mathematical or scientific achievement.