The Male & Female Brain: Are They Really Different? - Page 2
There is a middle school and, like most compromises, it’s fuzzy or at least complex. Yes, there are gender variations. When examined closely, however, they are actually differences of emphasis around a common goal. For example, men seek resolution in conversations; women crave understanding and sympathy, but both want what the other wants, as well. In relationships and especially in families, all these disparate needs tend (hopefully) to mesh together into a working, harmonious whole. The message here is: marriage, children, and why can’t we all just get along?
After years of research, argument and re-education, one thing seems clear. Men and woman are, for whatever ultimate reason, noticeably different in emotional make-up, psychological needs, and superficial gender behavior (walking, talking, scratching). Are there exceptions? Many. Are we more alike than similar? Clearly.
As long our differences are not used to prevent a women from running Microsoft or discouraging a man from a ballet career, and everyone gets paid fairly, why is there this drumbeat to make us all the same or all different?