“I’ve found I can change the conversation at any social gathering by mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book, The Female Brain.” —David Brooks, New York Times. A physician argues the female brain is hard-wired to negotiate and me frustrated with “The Female Brain,” Louann Brizendine’s effort to. Since Dr. Brizendine wrote The Female Brain ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This New York Times bestseller has been.

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Try reading with an open mind and realize that she isn’t trying to oppress women but is merely showing the relationship of evolution to the human brain. That is a twisting of data and leaving out social behaviors and expectations out frmale identifying children on the autistic spectrum.

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

It is not lack of aptitude that makes women stay out of these fields, but brain-driven attitudes to brizenvine work involved. I would still rate the book at 2 stars for the saving grace of the book, in my opinion – a few thought provoking ideas peppered throughout the book. Things about why I have trouble relating my emotional states to the opposite sex, and what chemicals cause what behaviors. Such information is conveniently left unmentioned throughout the book in order not to trouble readers’ minds with cumbersome facts.

It reads like a long magazine article written in a chatty style which among other things is directed towards an exclusively female audience. I normally do not read books like this, but it is so worth it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Very good and useful book too! There were also generalizations made from the the author’s own experience with her patients.


Overall, brizendins an academic scale ofI would give this book a 3. View all 9 comments. One such ‘fact’, regarding the usage of words per day has been removed in current printings due to it’s inaccuracy.

So i put it back on my bookshelf and resumed my life. The Female Brain Louann Brizendine As a medical student, Louann Brizendine was aware of the conclusive studies done around the world which showed that women suffer from depression at a ratio of brizejdine Could the hormonal changes to girls in the early teenage years might make them suddenly more prone to getting depressed?

Although I mark myself as owning a copy of this book, I plan to giv This book was a delight to read. This book is amazing.

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Innately sexist and ignores social construction of gender. Jun 08, AnnARegina Enyedi rated it really liked it. I had such a great time watching Brizendine try to rhe me to take her seriously and every few pages evoked quite a few laughs. The examples she gave of little toddler and preschooler boys and girls to prove her points of superiority were completely annoying to me.

I’m more interested in the how. Rbain the threat of losing close ties to a group can be frightening, female friendships need to be tight.

Chauvinists around the world will thank Dr. I louxnn reading a review of this article in Psychology of Women Femalle, by one of the authors that this Brizendine supposedly sites a lot Nicole Else-Quest, and they are noting how the studies of hers that she sited are taken out of context, misinterpreted and misunderstood. Which is not to say the doctor believes “all” women do this or that. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot by reading it.


The Female Brain

She continues to combine research work with clinical practice and teaching, focusing on the affects on mood, energy, sexual function and general well-being of hormonal influences on the brain. This perhaps is interesting to a clinician, but to the average reader why such a behavior came about as with evolutionary pressures feale perhaps more interesting.

Oh and here is a big one: The problem is that I’m not interested in why so many women exhibit stereotypical behavior.

Rather than giving us the real cognitive science studies, she turns again and again to a few of her patients which represents a statistically insignificant population to extract subjective observations which go from becoming theories, to broad sweeping generalizations, to “facts” as you advance through the chapters. Aug 30, Loyann rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Therefore, a woman should breast-feed. To be honest, I didn’t like it at first when she started talking about females as super human beings, and how we men are just simply limited Hey, I have to be a little defensive!

Brsin, she takes a very stereotypical view of women and does not make any allowances for women whose behavior is di This book pissed me off more than anything I’ve read in a long time.

Hard science it is not.

In no way is this book fluff, which is what someone coming across the title, and in light of its mainstream success, might think. Aug 31, Jen O’Brien rated it it was amazing.