Cordelia Fine: Discovering Sexism in Neuroscience
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Festival of Dangerous Ideas
If you thought sexism was a thing of the past, then think again says psychologist and writer, Cordelia Fine. In this often highly amusing talk, she argues that the notion that there is an immutable biological difference between the male and female brain is just another form of sexism: neurosexism. And Cordelia's on a mission to discredit the science behind it.After her excoriating attack, Cordelia goes on to warn of the dangers such ideas can have on the path to greater equality between the genders.Cordelia Fine appeared at the 2010 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented by the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre. The discussion was chaired by Edwina Throsby.