Феминизм и мужские мозги

НЬЮ-ЙОРК. Североамериканцы моего поколения выросли на пластинке 1970-х годов «Free to Be...You and Me» («Вольны быть сами собой… ты и я»), в которой Рози Грайер, бывшая потрясающая звезда футбола, пел «Плакать нормально» (It’s Alright to Cry). Послание: девочки могут быть сильными духом, а мальчики могут такими и не быть.

Почти 40 лет превалировала западная феминистическая критика стереотипирования жесткого распределения ролей по полам. Во многом она ослабила или даже разрушила своего рода деспотические ограничения, которые превращали миролюбивых мальчиков в агрессивных мужчин и удерживали амбициозных девочек на низкооплачиваемых работах.

По понятным причинам феминисты часто сторонились научных доказательств, которые оспаривают такую критику ролей полов. Поскольку биологически основанные аргументы о различии полов исторически использовались, чтобы оправдать подчинение женщин, женщины не хотели признавать наличие каких-либо врожденных различий, чтобы они не использовались против них. Однако в свете недавних научных открытий, разве сопротивление феминистов признать любые признаки врожденного различия полов не привели к новым предвзятостям?

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