In this past week readings, we discussed and read an article on Anne Fausto-Sterling, "Seving the Brain: How Biologists make a difference." Overall, the article explains using the dead brain and to research on what causes gender roles for men and women. Men were more likely to become firefighters, scientists, and engineers. Fausto-Sterling explains in her article that the brain consists of complex weaves and contributes with feelings and emotions to the human brain and body. Mark Gungor is pastor, motivational speaker, and a very important figure. Mark explains that the there is a difference between the male and female brain. Men's brains are like a bunch of boxes and every box has a certain area of a topic like a box for money, car, family, and many other things. It's like a mailbox for the men's brain. We also have a "Nothing Box," which means we can do nothing for hours and not think about anything. An example would be like fishing. Women's brains are like a ball of connected wire. This causes emotions which leads to energy which leads to remembering everything unlike the male brain. Another important aspect would be that men think highly of themselves while women are the exact opposite. Women think they are too fat, too skinny, and much more. Women look at magazines and wishes to be like the women in the ads, but these women are not perfect, especially with airbrush and computer technologies. This may be a reason why women suffer from depression. Most importantly everyone is different with different backgrounds, races, and culture. Mark described that ¼ college white girls have a eating disorder. Women of color don't have this type of problem; it is a interesting but weird concept. Mark doesn't describe why but says it is a proven fact and I was blown away by this unbelievable fact.
1. What do you think about how the brain works between male and female? Agree or disagree? why?
2. Why are there gender roles and how does it make you feel about it?
3. What are your thoughts on how women portray their looks?