The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon review – demolition of a sexist myth
A neuroscientist’s brilliant debunking of the notion of a ‘female brain’ could do more for gender equality than any number of feminist manifestos
OK, super. So:
For me, though, perhaps the most thought-provoking part of her book has to do with hormones. According to Rippon, recent work has shown that, far from a woman’s period having an effect on her ability to concentrate, there may be a link between the ovulatory and post-ovulatory phases in her menstrual cycle and positive behavioural changes such as improved cognitive processing.
Positive is an effect.
She’s not really disproving the notions about women and science, is she?