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Interview on "neurosexism"

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geekaMaxima Thu 04-Jun-15 18:55:58

An interesting interview with the rather excellent Cordelia Fine on neurosexism - the misuse of science to reinforce gender stereotypes:

"As long as there has been brain science there have been – in retrospect – misguided neurological explanations and justifications of sex inequality. Again and again, these hypotheses eventually find themselves hurled on the scientific scrap heap. But not before they become part of cultural lore, and reinforce social attitudes about men and women in ways that hinder progress towards greater sex equality. It’s still happening."

UptoapointLordCopper Fri 05-Jun-15 09:31:32

Very interesting!

Badonna Sat 06-Jun-15 03:33:36

Thank you so much for this!

nameChangeQueen Sat 06-Jun-15 10:06:32

Thank you for sharing.

vesuvia Sat 06-Jun-15 10:28:44

Link for the Mumsnet webchat with Cordelia Fine in 2011:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/feminist_book_club/1172220-Cordelia-Fine-Webchat-Friday-March-25-at-11-am

nameChangeQueen Sat 06-Jun-15 10:36:45

That's brilliant, thanks vesuvia. smile

geekaMaxima Sat 06-Jun-15 11:02:12

Thanks vesuvia - I hasn't seen the webchat smile

TheLily1957 Sat 06-Jun-15 12:22:01

Me either thanks vesuvia. Imo this book should be on the syllabus in every school!

AMcoffeeLover Sat 06-Jun-15 20:33:06

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing smile

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