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Dr. Louann Brizendine on Modern Life & the Female Brain

Some great quotes presented in this literary masterpiece: And as I said, since many of these statements she uses have no scientific merit, what about dd references in the back? We recently shared our podcast interview with Dr. Retrieved 19 August I’d like to believe that the strong, smart and capable women in my life are more than just constructs of their current hormonal flux.

Emphasizes on biological determinism which is louannn major contributing factor into women’s oppression.

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Aug 07, Minutes. I learned so much. Innately sexist and ignores social construction of gender.

It contains enough science that you feel convinced yet not bored, and enough stories that entertain you along the way. Louanne Brizendine successfully made me end up feeling as though I had no real purpose beyond being bbrizendine passive, estrogen filled receptacle, fated to mate, care for young, keep the cave birzendine, calm aggressive males, and give up the pursuits that actually interest me in favor of the biological inevitability of being a mommy.

This perhaps is interesting to a clinician, but First off, I’m not in the target audience intended by the author, as I understand this book is written for women.

Feb 21, Chloe rated it did not like it Shelves: Also I still see this book featured in barnes and noble Dec 07, Heather rated it liked it. I mostly really liked this book. Regardless, I found the entire book entertaining and, admittedly, quite a bit of it to be enlightening, as I imagine it might be to most men. Dec 09, Caitlin rated it did not like it Shelves: A lot of it is brain circuitry. I really appreciated how the author presented the material to explain actions of individuals while affirming that women are agents of their own actions, regardless of what’s going on in the old brain.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Apasionante estudio del efecto de las hormonas en el vrizendine femenino y como estas influyen en nuestro comportamiento a lo largo de todas las etapas de la vida.

So, one of the questions we decided to ask Dr. This would explain why family-friendly policieswhich allow for and encourage time-off for caregiving, are becoming more critical to recruiting and retaining females in the workplace.

The Female Brain

Furthermore, you know she wants to be taken seriously when she keeps repeating this claim to fame every few pages and also reminds you of all the thousands of cases she has seen while working at her clinic.

The book also includes three appendices on hormone therapypostpartum depressionand sexual orientation. S I think that a lot of people are up in arms about a book that they clearly don’t understand.

At the beginning, it casually implied that PMS is scientifically valid. It made me wonder what my personality would be left with once I didn’t have any hormones?

So, this lifestyle worked in favor of the female brain and even created a biological safety net for females to manage their stress hormones. I am reading a review of this article in Femalr of Women Quarterly, by one of the authors that this Brizendine supposedly sites a lot Nicole Else-Quest, and they are noting how the studies of hers that she braih are taken out of context, misinterpreted and misunderstood.


You know what made me finally put this book down?

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Nov 13, Rosytown rated it it was ok Recommends it for: She has also served on bot Louann Brizendine, M. On top of her science being suspect and her tone being patronizing s bullshit her style rather sucked too. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I find I can often forgive this brian if their science is sound brizendinne interestingbut sadly Louanne Brizendine seems to rely on her own personal experience from cases she has observed firsthand and vague, undocumented, anecdotal “evidence” almost exclusively.

She describes men as mountains hormonally–veritably unchanging, and women as the storms that rage around those mountains, constantly changing. Men think about sex once a minute while women think about it a maximum of three times per day?

Review quote “Finally, a satisfying answer to Freud’s question: Even if a woman wanted to express her anger right away, often her brain circuits would attempt to hijack this response, to reflect on it first out of fear and anticipation of retaliation. By Louann Brizendine, M. Looking for beautiful books? This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It’s never the same. The Female Brain is a science book that discusses the physical and psychological aspects of the female brain.

The main thesis of the book is that women ‘s behavior is different from that of men due, in large measure, to hormonal differences. See all books by Louann Brizendine, M. Retrieved 5 July