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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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My favourite fragment is whe the authors hope, than in near future women’s magazines will announce “the new romantism”, while men’s “return ot the macho”.

Mainly that equality means ‘sameness’ – no difference. Jan 15, Greta marked it as not-to-read. The book sets that there are very well known explanations for things that otherwise we might not understand never and at all.

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To ask other readers questions about Brain Sexplease sign up. This is a great book: Nov 13, Sue Ellis rated it it was amazing. Dec 21, Janell Rhiannon rated it did not like it. No actual sex took place, least of all between brains.


Interesting, but if the first is true how can the 2nd ever occur? I enhanced the initiar review. 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.

It’s also proven female serial killers think with the same parts of their brains as men. Oct 24, Shima rated it really liked it.


Most comfortable in object relations and naturally aggressive, men are promiscuous, competitive, and less emotional than women. Considering the fact, that fev pages ealrier they wrote that women are interested in love and men in sex, I can imagine noir wolud relationship between romantic women and macho men both sexes accepting their natures, of course look like.

What is this thing called “feminine intuition”? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. In the womb, the sexual organs douse the embryo with hormones, which, in the case of a boy, transform the basically female neural template into a male brain: Published August 1st by Delta first published Sex in the Brain. Feb 25, Mostafa Mamdouh rated it it was amazing. The traditional view of the genders is thus a valid reflection of nature, and all the liberationist adjustments in nurture since the Sixties have done nothing to change matters.

Apr 14, Isy rated it did not like it. The book sets that there are very well known explanations for several of the above cases that otherwise we might not understand never and at all. Not surprisingly, there are endless variations in degree of maleness, and mishaps can lead to a male brain in a female body and vice versa.

Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women by Anne Moir

The opening sentence says it all “To maintain that men and women are the same in aptitude, skill or behavior, is to build a society based on a biological and scientific lie. Log In Register for Online Access. I think that nearly every stereotype is born from truth, no matter how far the stereotype has been twisted, blown out of proportion, or dogmatized. Jan 15, Koen Kop rated it it was amazing. I found this book in my library, read it, have no idea how it was added to my collection and now I’m going to burn it in the fire pit.


Why can’t a woman be more like a man? Feb 20, Anna rated it did not like it. Refresh and try again. The hormonal washing in the womb is not a one-off event, but a repeated process in which the physically-sexed body parts, the appropriate brain structure, and the mechanisms of sexual arousal, are severally generated.

Apr 21, Elizabeth Noble rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 24, Hannah rated it it was amazing. Sometimes it is in our hands to do something but in other cases, in practical terms it is impossible to do anything. Feb 13, Emily rated it liked it. The authors don’t take into account any anns areas in human behavior, suggesting genders are cut from two distinct and very different clothes. Oct 23, Gina added it.

BRAIN SEX by Anne Moir , David Jessel | Kirkus Reviews

The full text of this davld review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. Such a model of gender couldn’t be further from the truth. I get that this book is trying to be accessible to readers, but it almost presents a kind of pseudo reality – then again it was published in the late 80s, so a lot’s changed since then in terms of neurological research and science Limited preview –