Fine's Neururological Differences Between Men And Women

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Fine (2010) examines neurological differences between men and women. Fine introduces the idea that individuals see themselves through stereotypes. Fine (2010) uses a quote in order to capture this idea from Morris, a male-to-female transexual that states: The more I was treated as a woman, the more woman I became. I adapted willy-nilly. If I was assumed to be incompetent as reserving cars, or opening bottles, oddly incompetent I found myself being. If a case was thought too heavy for me, inexplicably I found it so myself (p 3) this explains what so many women struggle with on a daily basis. Fine uses examples in her first chapters about a study done to test this stereotype theory resulting in Mara Cadinu’s math test study. Before the test, a select amount of women were told “recent research has shown that there are clear differences in the scores obtained by men and women and logical-mathematical tasks” while other participants …show more content…
The problem of women lacking the necessary talent for male dominated occupations also arose in Fines book. Due to this, the woman population is turning away from and taking less desire in, male dominated areas of society and labor in reaction to the stereotypes that are put upon them. Men are ultimately paid more in their careers, so this must mean they have bigger brains in order to work hard enough to make a decent salary. There is also the idea that testosterone is for power whereas estrogen is for women, when people faintly, ever remember that both male and females have both estrogen and testosterone, it just depends on how much of each a person has. This also creates a problem in America that when a woman is angry, or violent she is compared to a man, as well as when a male cries, he is looked at as a girl. These are problems in our society that we have not yet taken the steps forward in order to

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