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Vocabulary Builder: “neurosexism”

By Richard Whitmire — August 16, 2010 1 min read
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Neurosexism, I just learned, is a term used by those rebutting the idea that men and women are profoundly different. expecially when it comes to learning. The author of Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine, embraces that idea (and presumably would take exception to the new single sex school that just opened in Berkeley.

A review, which includes this:

Delusions of Gender, by Cordelia Fine, argues that this prejudice is putting "unjustified obstacles" in the paths of children's education. Boys' language skills are being neglected because they are assumed to be bad at communicating, whiles girls are missing opportunities to develop spatial skills because it is presumed they are not interested in sport.

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