I hate it when people read my question-containing e-mails and don’t respond. :( >:( Especially when it’s something important AND time-sensitive.
Also FUCKING SERIOUSLY CAN’T WE JUST SCHEDULE MY DEFENSE ALREADY PLEASE!?
“The bottom line is that saying there are differences in male and female brains is just not true. There is pretty compelling evidence that any differences are tiny and are the result of environment not biology,” said Prof Rippon.
“You can’t pick up a brain and say ‘that’s a girls brain, or that’s a boys brain’ in the same way you can with the skeleton. They look the same.”
Prof Rippon points to earlier studies that showed the brains of London black cab drivers physically changed after they had acquired The Knowledge – an encyclopaedic recall of the capital’s streets.
She believes differences in male and female brains are due to similar cultural stimuli. A women’s brain may therefore become ‘wired’ for multi-tasking simply because society expects that of her and so she uses that part of her brain more often. The brain adapts in the same way as a muscle gets larger with extra use.
“What often isn’t picked up on is how plastic and permeable the brain is. It is changing throughout out lifetime
“The world is full of stereotypical attitudes and unconscious bias. It is full of the drip, drip, drip of the gendered environment.”
Prof Rippon believes that gender differences appear early in western societies and are based on traditional stereotypes of how boys and girls should behave and which toys they should play with.—
I’m trying SO HARD not to be mad at my advisor, because this is probably ultimately my fault. But…seriously…we decided on a time for my defense A MONTH AGO and now it turns out you are only available for the first hour and YES it’s going to be more than an hour because it’s HONORS and that’s what they DO. AHHH.
i really hate how i literally cant talk about having pets around my mom
because then she’ll point out stupid ignorant shit
then say “oh you dont need a pet”
My mom does this every time we get a new pet.
Or, after finding out we had a nasty huge vet bill for something, “You should’ve just taken it out back and used the .22/You should have just snapped its neck.”
…yeah, no thanks, I’ll take the vet bill.
When your pets are hurt or sick she tells you to just kill them? That’s awful! :(