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[PODCAST] #446: Sex-Ed (Part 1) – Back To Biology Class?

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Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. She recently produced a video called 50 REAL Differences Between Men & Women where she discusses her findings.

For months we have talked about connecting this topic to the challenges students face in government school, including supposed achievement gaps, zero tolerance, at-risk students, socialization, higher education opportunities and absurd pseudo-scientific majors like Gender Studies.

-discussion of Julia's Purposes
-my purposes, School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys
-Sex vs Gender distinction
-discussion of Julia's methods and sources
-impressions of Cordelia Fine and our SSP discussion on gender roles from 2010
-Behavior is never either nature or nurture. It is always a very complex interweaving of both.
-Problem in this debate: weak scientific conclusions are overblown by popular writers
-Boys and girls like to draw different things
-Females hear better than males
-Boys naturally use movement to think
-Groups of boys play differently than groups of girls
-Males are More Likely to Overestimate Their Ability (Intro with the pay gap myth)
-Males are more likely to exhibit aggression physically while females are more likely to exhibit aggression verbally

Bumper Music:
Jeffrey Lewis - "Back When I Was Four"

Look Closer:
Julia's Notes and Sources

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