mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book, The Female Brain.” —David Brooks .. sexual drive as well as larger brain centers for action and aggression. Sexual. Read the first chapter of Dr. Louann Brizendine’s book The Female Brain. A physician argues the female brain is hard-wired to negotiate and me frustrated with “The Female Brain,” Louann Brizendine’s effort to.

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Cave men don’t want slutty women to hook up with. I could find just as many examples from my preschoolers of cases where the boys displayed better behavior and the girls were manipulative and exlclusive. I had such a great time watching Brizendine try to get me to take her seriously and every few pages evoked quite a few laughs.

There is even a section in the back of both the Male and Female Brain books that talks about the brain make up of both gay men and brainn and explains how MRI readings prove their brains to show bain from their straight counterparts. It’s never the same. This book was a delight to read.

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I think any person with a decent education understands that brain chemistry is a huge factor in human behavior. Now, pioneering neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M. This is a book I think every woman should read – and ideally, every man too.

Our hormones are literally changing daily, and these hormones have a huge impact on how we feel. Mar 17, Audrey Babkirk Wellons rated it did not like it Recommends it for: She also maintains that women are not worse at math or science, they just prefer to be in more social environments- and though I’m taking it out of context a little, that nearly made me holler with incredulity and rage.


After all, we are the same species”.

The Female Brain

Louann Brizendine has done a great favour for every man who wants to understand the puzzling women in his life. Retrieved 19 August The Washington Post August 20, In this regard, I think the book fails.

Brizendine on an episode of the HumanCurrent podcast. I usually read a lot, and so saying I couldn’t put this book down would be an understatement, but, I didn’t try to read another book while reading this one.

HOWEVER, she fekale a very stereotypical view of women and does not make any allowances for women whose behavior is different. Thanks to this book, my mother and I hug more often in order to secrete oxytocin so she doesn’t abandon me. She was neither witty nor enaging and her commentary was dull.

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine

Retrieved 5 July It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones? This is a book for the layman.

This book tells girls “Of course you are the emotional irrational mess society says that you are! It doesn’t do much justice for the plight of women in this day and age. Sweeping statements are made about entire genders. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. We wanted to know more about how modern-day life affects the female brain because we are an office of mostly females, who recognize the struggle to find balance in work, home, and personal life.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Brizendine that many professional women will chose workplaces that support family life and they will stay employed with these organizations for longer.

The Female Brain

The takeaway from this book is that the average woman is a hyper-sensitive control freak brizendind by hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, testosterone in the same way that some people feel they’re controlled by the movement of the stars. I would still rate the book at 2 stars for the saving grace of the book, in my opinion – a few thought brizendien ideas peppered throughout the book.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Destined to become a classic From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Brizendine has helped us in our journey to understand how complex systems influence our lives and our work. It would ffemale been nice to see some facts and studies laid out about the opposing theories that exist, but no it picked a side, and presented it as if there was no debate.

I got this book as a gift while I was living in my dad’s apartment.

Many of the assertions are false or a misinterpretation of facts. In the short time it took me to read it, I observed females and the way they interact in comparison to males. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Sure it’s times longer, but it doesn’t traffic in stereotypes and certainly believes that we have braij from the Stone Age.

She just doesn’t keep reminding the reader of the exceptions. The same thing happens when women enter into male dominated fields, and the result less women enter into those fields, and less women remain in those fields.

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