Battle of the Sexes

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Battle of the Sexes by Mind Map: Battle of the Sexes

1. Stereotypes

1.1. Men tend to be more aggressive and outperform women on mental tasks involving spatial skills such as mental rotation, whereas women tend to be more empathetic and perform better on verbal memory and language tasks.

1.2. Body image

1.3. Women are more emotional than men

2. Brain Composition

2.1. Male brains are, on average, 10-15% larger than women's brains. This is not related to intelligence

2.2. Male brains have more "white matter" while female brains have more "gray matter"

2.3. Brain cortex is thicker in women

2.4. "Another sexual variation is found in a structure called the third interstitial nucleus of the anterior hypothalamus. The function of this tiny structure is unknown, but research from four different laboratories has repeatedly found that it is almost twice as large in males than in females. It has also been linked to sexual orientation and gender identity: one study showed that it is more than twice as large in heterosexual males than in homosexual males, where it more closely resembles that of women; another found that it is smaller in male-to-female transsexuals, and larger in female-to-male transsexuals." -Male Brain vs Female Brain

3. Biological

3.1. Most people have either two X chromosomes, which makes them female, or one X and one Y chromosome, which makes them male. The other is gender, which is influenced largely by the socialization process.

3.2. Autism is an extreme form of the normal male cognitive profile, which occurs as a result of high testosterone levels in the womb.

4. Social Norms

4.1. Blue=boy

4.2. Pink=girl

4.3. Taught at a young age that girls look pretty and boys look tough

4.4. toys: girls get house appliances and dishes while boys get trucks and tools (girls=nurse and boy=doctor)

5. Questions

5.1. What is white/gray matter?

5.2. Will social norms change?

5.3. How are people changing the way we look at sex/gender?