Yet another piece in popular culture about whether male/female differences are innate or learned. What delightfully over-simplified binaries! Turns out all sexes are actually from Earth. Go figure.
So which is it? Are we wired differently or is that difference taught? GIVE ME AN ANSWER. Are humans forever destined to classify things into convenient yet problematic two-categoried polar-opposites?
This article gives a bit of wiggle-room and cites neuroscientist Lise Eliot, who puts much more weight into brain plasticity than any innate differences between the sexes. What a squishy, malleable grey space indeed! Apparently, we can support “rounded” brains by encouraging a “balanced play diet” in our children.
Easier said than done.
When there’s still shit like this for adults…
…it comes as no surprise that it’s even worse for kids:
We’ll get there someday, I hope.