The man-made problem of male stereotping

The differences between men and women are hardwired into the brain

19th June, 2016
Boys and girls must not constrained by assumptions about who they should be Picture: iStock

Non-fiction; Man Up: Boys, Men and Breaking the Male Rules; By Rebecca Asher Harvill Secker, €19.50

A 2013 headline-grabbing study of male and female brains confirmed what many of us already knew: the differences between men and women are hardwired into the brain. The researchers suggested that this discrepancy might help explain why men are better at map-reading and women at multitasking.

The only problem with the story was that the study had no...

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