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Women’s brains ARE built for science. Modern neuroscience explodes an old myth – CBC Quirks and Quarks

Two girls look at a tube while performing science

Historically science has served to prop up traditional ideas about sex roles and women’s intellectual capacity with studies that claim to find inherent biological differences between male and female brains. These biologically determined differences, the argument goes, explain why women aren’t cut out to reach the higher echelons of science.

Link to the Quirks and Quarks episode


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