Ep. 446: Sex-Ed (Part 1) – Back To Biology Class?


SchoolSucksProject.com – Education Evolution

Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies…

Throughout 2016, our friend Julia Tourianski has been immersed in brain scans, controlled studies, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology. She recently produced a video called 50 REAL Differences Between Men & Women where she discusses her findings.

For months we have talked about connecting this topic to the challenges students face in government school, including supposed achievement gaps, zero tolerance, at-risk students, socialization, higher education opportunities and absurd pseudo-scientific majors like Gender Studies.

-discussion of Julia’s Purposes
-my purposes, School Has Become Too Hostile to Boys
-Sex vs Gender distinction
-discussion of Julia’s methods and sources
-impressions of Cordelia Fine and our SSP discussion on gender roles from 2010
-Behavior is never either nature or nurture. It is always a very complex interweaving of both.
-Problem: already weak scientific conclusions are overblown by popular writers
-Boys and girls like to draw different things
-Females hear better than males
-Boys naturally use movement to think
-Groups of boys play differently than groups of girls
-Males are More Likely to Overestimate Their Ability (Intro with the pay gap myth)
-Males are more likely to exhibit aggression physically while females are more likely to exhibit aggression verbally

Bumper Music:
Jeffrey Lewis – "Back When I Was Four"

Look Closer:
Julia’s Notes and Sources

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Original source: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/schoolsucks/episodes/2016-08-12T18_52_24-07_00

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