Delusions of Gender has ratings and reviews. Cordelia Fine, a psychologist, decided to write this book after discovering her son’s kindergarten. In Delusions of Gender the psychologist Cordelia Fine exposes the bad science, the ridiculous arguments and the persistent biases that blind. fascinating on the blurring of the line between pathological delusions and the Cordelia Fine is a Research Associate at the Centre for Agency, Values and.

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In Victorian times, it was a male colour, while girls wore tranquil Virgin-Mary blue.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He cites this book as an influence on his ideas about gender preferences not being innate.

Robyn Bluhm – – Neuroethics 6 2: Science Logic and Mathematics. Women report more empathetic ability than men do, but in in real-life situations, no gender differences in mind-reading have been found. Jun 24, Simon rated it it was amazing. So let us, with healthy skepticism, summarize all of this as clearly as we can.

For the rest of us, men are innately attracted to women and women are innately attracted to men. Find the nearest independent to you. Firstly, the author veers to the verbose side, and secondly, the book pays almost no attentions to people outside the gender binary – a serious flaw and one that Cordelia Fine bg do well to repair in any further editions.

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The intellectually honest position would have been to admit that there is much we still don’t understand about human psychology, and the evidence so far seems to indicate that there is at least some difference between the psychology of men and women, but that it is the belief of the author that these differences are not hugely significant, and that socialization also plays a major role. You cannot socialize children to be gay, so there is no reason to deny gays the right to marry, and it’s abusive to try to socialize young homosexuals to be heterosexual.


Highly recommended for those interested in feminism, neuroscience, fin, or gender studies. Among our wonderful genetic gifts edlusions the ability to change our environment so that our genetic inheritance can od expressed in unprecedented ways. I didn’t go into too much depth about all of Fine’s arguments in this review, but she invested a laudable amount of effort into Delusions of Gender: This scholarly delusiins will make you itch to press the delete button on so much nonsense, while being pure fun to read.

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

Ultimately, too, she’s not concluding that there’s absolutely nothing in these scientific studies, merely that the work being done doesn’t warrant such massive conclusions being drawn. Science does not exist in a vacuum. New Research, Old Problems: And if a simple reminder right before a test can alter performance, how much more growing up in a world with constant reminders of gender? A spirited debunking of the perennial claims that women are different and usually, it so happens that this difference is in truth inferiority from men because SCIENCE.

Psychological Science in the Public Interest. Bg5 and now Stefanova’s trademark reply is Fine’s target in this book is what she calls ‘neurosexism’ – misinterpretations of modern neuroscience which supposedly justify stereotypes and perpetuate discrimination against women in society.


Women are supposedly more empathetic, men are more analytic, women can’t lead, men can’t raise children, etc.

Aug 11, Marta rated it really liked it Shelves: That’s how science works. Some scientists have been known to extrapolate conclusions gneder their own studies did not determine.

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First, tweaking delusionz environment can eliminate gender differences in test performance: This is not a book without faults. They acknowledged that “Prompting laypeople to adopt a more critical cordela of overly simplistic views of complex data sets is a goal any scientist can support, and for that we applaud Fine’s efforts.

Seen in this light, fMRIs are just the latest fad. This book actually changed the way I cordleia the world!! This book spends most of its pages presenting psychological studies showing that people are suggestible, that messages from the culture can influence one’s confidence and feeling of belonging, even their very identity and personality, and that this can impact their abilities to perform or their interest in a subject.

So she left and went to Methodist Ladies College, the posh girls equivalent.