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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Sometimes it is in our hands to do something but in other cases, in practical terms it is impossible to do anything.

The danger of this is jessep if interpreted brainsec so, it can lend itself towards and perpetuate the apathetic, nonchalant, prejudicial attitudes towards gender-stereotypes prevalent in our society. This book explains so much about the basic brain differences between males and females!

Jun 27, Samantha rated it liked it Shelves: If you are interested in gender difference studies, this is a good one. Jun 20, Peter Brooks rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to jsssel Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. Whilst the biological bases is based on a sound meta-analysis of research, it still seems like a lot of generalising. They show an aptitude for all activities involving inter-personal relations mothering, teaching, nursing. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Found some help there in understanding the differences between men and women so I could be aware of some of them in my work. Particularly when environment and experience make so much of the human psyche.

The answers aren’t stated in this book or anywhere I’ve looked. Oct 24, Shima rated it really liked it. Anne MoirDavid Jessel. Mainly that equality means ‘sameness’ – no difference. Jan 01, Matty rated it really liked it. Jrssel is in our hands to do something, in practical terms sometimes is impossible to do anything.


Wendy Steiner reviews ‘Brain Sex’ by Anne Moir and David Jessel · LRB 25 January

There seems to be a complete disregard of not only any ‘real’ influence of society, but more importantly the actual individual attributes. During my first degree, I had to write an entire essay based solely on this book. Paperbackpages.

Interesting, but enormously misleading. Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women

Speak connections, don’t put them as facts. Seriously suggesting that we should accept men as viewing women as sex objects and go with the flow This book was written after a twenty year study of the brain.

Here, geneticist Moir and BBC- TV writer-producer Jessel argue convincingly that the answer lies in the difference between the male and female brain. To ask other readers questions about Brain Sexplease sign up. Apr 11, J. See 1 question about Brain Sex…. Compartmentalising their various mental states, they have difficulty expressing right-brain emotion in left-brain language.

May 10, Matt Earls rated it really liked it. The case studies are very interesting, and at least to me strongly support the theory that men and women are actually “wired” differently. The authors use broad sweeping generalisations which is generally not what people want to hear but I found helpful in establishing general patterns and understanding the big picture. Apr 21, Elizabeth Noble rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the most sexist book I’ve ever read.

Oct 29, Ahmet rated it it was ok. Why can’t a woman be more like a man? You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.


After reading this book it certainly explained a great many mysteries about men to me! No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Moir and Jessel include a brain sex test that lets the reader discover just how masculine or feminine his or her brain is. Dec 21, Janell Rhiannon rated it did not like it. The answers lie in the basic biological differences between the male and female brain, which, say the authors, make it impossible for the sexes to share equal emotional or intellectual qualities.

However I feel like this was predominantly braimsex with a feminist-leaning perspective. Jul 31, Brenton rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 12 comments. By providing extreme examples of brains and bodies which are not almost wholly male or female, perhaps the authors inadvertently opened the door to people who are not almost wholly male or female brains and bodies to infer jssel authors were insinuating that they are freaks, or have aggravated frustrations because they judge themselves according to stereotypical male or female measures of success rather than their own, unique measures in harmony with their own natures.

Want to Read saving…. Be the first to discover new talent! Other editions – View all Brain sex: When I saw my fifty relatives performing exactly as predicted, I said “It’s all true. No actual sex took place, least of all between brains.