Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novels including “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” died at 87.
A Latin-American legend is taken from us today!
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has dealt a devastating blow to the notion that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to how they think and act.
“Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is,” Bobbi J. Carothers of Washington University in St. Louis and Harry T. Reis of the University of Rochester explained in their study. “That is, there are not two distinct genders, but instead there are linear gradations of variables associated with sex, such as masculinity or intimacy, all of which are continuous.”
Analyzing 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals in 13 studies, the researchers concluded that differences between men and women were best seen as dimensional rather than categorical. In other words, the differences between men and women should be viewed as a matter of degree rather than a sign of consistent differences between two distinct groups.
Can the idea that male and female brains are basically the same open up a larger conversation about gender spectrum
Oh god finally, let’s move on to better questions than the alchemists’ quest to create a fundamental difference between men’s and women’s brains. Let’s science smarter and philosophize wiser, people.