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Perhaps surprisingly, children themselves exacerbate the differences, by playing to Reprimarea sexualitatii modest strengths. But this, says Reprimarea sexualitatii, is just what they need to do. Presenting the latest science at every developmental stage, from birth to puberty, she zeroes
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By appreciating how sex differences emerge—rather assuming them to be fixed biological facts—we can help all children reach their fullest potential, close the troubling gaps between boys and girls, and ultimately end the gender wars that currently divide us. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Reprimarea sexualitatii Brain, Blue Brainplease sign up.
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Reprimarea sexualitatii Book. Oct 16, Jacinda rated it did not like it Shelves: I was deeply disappointed by this book. Repeatedly, the author tells us that some difference between girls
Reprimarea sexualitatii boys is insignificant compared to variation within each group -- then goes on to discuss at length how parents and teachers should accommodate these important differences.
If the differences are that small, then parents of Reprimarea sexualitatii do not, in fact, need to talk to them more in order to make up for their naturally poorer language skills for example.
I fail to see how encouraging this I was deeply disappointed by this book.
I fail to see how encouraging this kind of stereotyping is supposed to be helpful. Reprimarea sexualitatii alone the other crap the author puts forth without examining her own stereotypes: Boys like science fiction! Girls would buy more Legos if only they were pink! Oh, and the author makes repeated statements that gender differences at least in adults are actually a Good Thing. I don't know, something about romance being
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Other things that bothered me: Misgendering trans people except in one example late in the book. Typical ableist language about autistic people.
Support for school uniforms because they "keep teen girls from turning themselves into sex objects every morning". I'll end this review with one gem of a quotation from the book: Apr Reprimarea sexualitatii, Alison rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was one of several books I picked up after I decided that I was just getting too uncomfortable with the discussion about boys and girls innate differences.
Discovering feminism in
Reprimarea sexualitatii 80s, for me feminism was in large part defined by the idea that girls could do everything that boys could.
Over the last 30 years, it felt insidiously as if the nature vs nuture Reprimarea sexualitatii pendulum had swung back in the opposite direction. Of the books I picked up,
Reprimarea sexualitatii was easily, easily my favourite. I wish I cou This was of several books I picked up after I decided that I was just getting too uncomfortable with the discussion about boys and girls innate differences.
I wish I could Reprimarea sexualitatii
Reprimarea sexualitatii parent I know to read it but I'm respectful enough I don't suggest it. Reprimarea sexualitatii goes in with an evidence centered approach - she's genuinely trying to work out what we know, not trying to prove a theory or justify a social program. Unsurprisingly, the book leaves lots of unknowns.
But it largely strengthens the idea that little of the gender differences we see are hormonal or Reprimarea sexualitatii, but are rather result of small differences, combined with various social and developmental pressures including the desire from children to define gender and identity clearly in termsturning into more noticeable tendencies.
Reprimarea sexualitatii The book is an encouragement to see children as individuals, not avatars of a gender.
Reprimarea sexualitatii also packed with research Reprimarea sexualitatii strategies to increase core skills.
As such, I found it more useful in the end a good book explaining childhood development than anything else. It's not alight read, but for a scholarly book it is very engagingly written. I suspect it suffers from being too
Reprimarea sexualitatii for the serious research crowd, and too factual for the parenting crowd, but for me was a perfect mix. Reprimarea sexualitatii 28, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: I Reprimarea sexualitatii mixed feelings about this book: Sources are fastidiously documented in a nearly page appendix.
I had no idea there was such
Reprimarea sexualitatii movement telling people that boys can't read. On the other hand, society's blatant discounting girl's abilities in science and math got far fewer mentions. Being a female engineer I can tell which I'm Reprimarea sexualitatii more
Reprimarea sexualitatii with Similarly, aggression was "masculine" and Reprimarea sexualitatii just can't sit still.
She tended to use absolute terms I'm sure because adding qualifiers in every senteance would soon get tiring. Her lazy use of language was jarring because I kept getting pulled out of the book indignantly thinking "But I didn't do that! Jul 12, Emily rated it did not like it. I started to read this, but decided to quit early on. The writer's lazy conflation of sexual
Reprimarea sexualitatii, gender identity, gender expression, and phenotype was bad enough, but claiming that babies with ambiguous Reprimarea sexualitatii should, by default, be given surgery to create male
Reprimarea sexualitatii and raised as male was the last straw.
That is a terrible idea. The author is very clear about being a fan of traditional gender
Reprimarea sexualitatii and treating and girls completely differently even though, as she admits, the I started to read this, but decided to quit early on. The author is very clear about being a fan of traditional gender roles and treating boys and girls differently even though, as she admits, the scientific evidence in favor of this is Reprimarea sexualitatii much nonexistent.
The hell with that. Jan 02, Dominic rated it really liked it Shelves: Ever since I've been in college, I've been studying, reading about and challenging others about gender stereotypes, perceived and biological gender differences, and
Reprimarea sexualitatii to traditional gender roles.
Now that I am going to embark on the awesome journey of raising a child, I'm happy have come across Lise Eliot's thoughtful and well-argued book, Pink Brain, Blue Brain. It gave me an opportunity, now three months before my baby's birth, to review
Reprimarea sexualitatii potentially revise some of my stances Ever since I've been in college,
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Reprimarea sexualitatii. It gave me an opportunity, now three months before my baby's birth, to review and potentially revise some
Reprimarea sexualitatii my stances on gender development.
What I found was refreshing, particularly because it proved Reprimarea sexualitatii I had come to on my own: Eliot Reprimarea sexualitatii thorough, though, in proving that biology does, in fact, determine certain differences in gender, but they are much more slim than most people think. It's no longer a question of whether gender is determined by biology or the world around us.
Instead, the new question is to what extent Nurture can make
Reprimarea sexualitatii difference. Eliot, Reprimarea sexualitatii believe, Reprimarea sexualitatii say that Nurture is capable of making a tremendous difference in a young person's life and in eliminating harmful gender division.
Parents and teachers have the ability to free children from the straightjacket of gender, and one doesn't have to keep the gender of one's child hidden from the world for five years, as a recent set Reprimarea sexualitatii parents did, in order to do so.
The best parts of the book were the Parenting Tips that close each chapter. I have them dog-eared for easy reference. I admit that the book isn't always the most exciting read. I don't typically like to
Reprimarea sexualitatii nonfiction texts heavy on facts and scientific data and I did begin to skim some of the
Reprimarea sexualitatii after I began to trust that Eliot knows her stuff and let's just leave it at that Reprimarea sexualitatii, but for the most part it was a thoroughly engaging read that Reprimarea sexualitatii believe will be helpful the pink or the blue outfits and the Reprimarea sexualitatii toys start pouring in from my well-meaning family and friends.
I can make sure my daughter or son is not exactly "free" from gender, but not pinned down by it either. Dec 20, Raven DeLajour rated it Reprimarea sexualitatii not like it Shelves: was really excited about this one, but I cannot go further.
Reprimarea sexualitatii book or I should say the Reprimarea sexualitatii is extremely gender essentialist and it just rubs me the wrong way.
A lot of swooping generalizations and no conversation
Reprimarea sexualitatii gender that is significant. I love science but I don't like science meddling with gender. Reprimarea sexualitatii gender is socially constructed. This is my opinion, though. What r I was really excited about this one, but I cannot
Reprimarea sexualitatii further. What really bothered me? Quote from page Apr 20, Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: As the mother of three sons, I've always been interested
Reprimarea sexualitatii learning more about Reprimarea sexualitatii Reprimarea sexualitatii into males and females, and what is influenced by environment.
So when I heard about sexualitatii book, I immediately put it on hold at the library. Eliot is a neuroscientist, a graduate from Harvard and Columbia, an associate professor of neuroscience, and mother of two sons and a daughter. The basic premise of the book is that although yes, males and have biologically based differences, many of ou As the mother of three sons, I've always been interested in learning about what is hardwired into males and females, and what is influenced by environment.