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Scans prove there's no such thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain | New Scientist
Despite persisting stereotypes, girls are no worse than boys at science and maths subjects, either. “People get wedded to the idea that being male or female is highly predictive of having different aptitudes or career choices,” “This study fights against the idea that these outcomes are based on biological differences, as opposed to cultural expectations.” Other body systems are also often wrongly considered to be either male or female, [...] “There are differences between men and women when you look in large groups, and these are important for diagnosis and treatment,” she says. “But there are always more differences within genders. We always need to look at culture, environment, education and a person’s role in society,” [...] “It’s a shame that people’s experience alone isn’t enough for us to recognise as a society that non-binary gender is legitimate.”
gender  bias  gender  policing  gender  politics  snap  judgement  prejudice  bias  labels  label  boxes  gender  studies  gender  role  society  culture  parenting  parenthood  childhood  gender  sociology  psychology  Wertegesellschaft  social  discrimination  discrimination  gender  discrimination  education  policy  STEM  diversity  HR  human  resources  people  management  non-binary 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Trans activist Paris Lees walks out of BBC Newsnight recording - Gay Star News
I’m not prepared to enter into a fabricated debate about trans people’s right to exist/express themselves. ‘There is no “debate”. Some people are trans – I’d have been very happy to go on & talk about the simple issue of human rights for trans people.’ [...] The community was already concerned after anti-trans academic Sheila Jeffreys was asked to appear on BBC Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour on 7 August to discuss her new book. In the segment, she explained without challenge how trans people ‘hurt people and society’. //&! on.fb.me/1N0IVex - Germaine Greer //&! bit.ly/1MnwKb6 - nobody needs a gender theory degree title to decide to wear make-up and dresses. //&! Review of Louis Theroux's BBC documentary on transgender kids. - bit.ly/1N0KglC
allabouttrans.org  Transgender  hate  speech  hate  crime  TERF  Germaine  Greer  Sheila  Jeffreys  feminism  feminist  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  equality  gender  inequality  gender  studies  gender  identity  gender  conforming  gender  role  cisgender  cis-gender  gender  queer  gender  norms  gender  expression  gender  binary  gender  non-conforming  human  rights  human  progress  non-binary  agender  LGBT  LGBTQIASP 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person - The Washington Post
“I don’t want to be a girl wearing boy’s clothes, nor do I want to be a girl who presents as a boy,” Kelsey wrote. “I just want to be a person who is recognized as a person. That’s how I’m most comfortable. I’m just a person wearing people clothes, who likes to look like myself and have others see me how I see me.” In Kelsey’s mind, the body that would feel right wasn’t the body Kelsey had now. Kelsey wanted a redistribution of muscle, less on the hips and more in the upper body. A lower voice, though not too much — not to where it would sound like a man’s. Neutral.
LGBTQIASP  gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  queer  non-binary  gender  role  gender  norms  gender  non-conforming  gender  conforming  gender  binary  gender  expression  gender  identity  allabouttrans.org  sex  ed  sex  education 
december 2014 by asterisk2a

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