Enough of the neurosexist bilge. It’s not all pink and blue when it comes to our brains | Catherine Bennett

By: Catherine Bennett | Enough of the neurosexist bilge. It’s not all pink and blue when it comes to our brains | Catherine Bennett | Neuroscience | The Guardian

There’s no genetic reason women should be disadvantaged in the workplace – unless someone is looking for it

In a week of dismaying news, there was a ray of sunshine: a scientific breakthrough with the potential to change lives. Men and women’s brains have finally been proved, by actual scientists, in a massive study, to be completely different! This, you gathered, was the substance of a prominently reported new study that made the front page of the Times: “Men and women really do think differently, say scientists.”

In another paper, the headline specified how: “The sex divide: female empathy vs male logic”. Dr Varun Warrier, of the research team, was widely quoted, saying: “These sex differences in the typical population are very clear.”

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