Did anyone see "Brain Game"
- Hi Ecofeminists!
I am new to the group so I will start by introducing myself. I am a
28 year old, African-american vegan (rather rare, I should add!). I
am deeply devoted to the philosophy of ecofeminism and committed to
forwarding its principles in my everyday life.
That said :), did anyone, see the CBS (I think) special this week
called the "Brain Game?" It was all about alleged biological
differences in the male and female brain, hence in male/female
behavior, learning, etc. Of course, most of the researchers
reiterated the usual sexist dogma... males are better at visual-
spatial task, ie., math, sports, hunting, while women have better
memories, better organization and interpersonal skills, communicate
better, and are MUCH better at multi-tasking. (Does that translate
to "we're smarter"?? :)
Anyway, I think that whole show just reinforces the sexist oppression
in our society by reinforcing that women don't go into certain
professions b/c they don't have the "ability." However, one brave
female biologist said even if there are differences in brain
chemistry, she was doubtful, human behavior can NEVER be divorced
The Navel Bean