The Science: Male Brain vs Female Brain


Have you heard? When it comes to how we think, gender doesn’t matter. There seems to be no purely male brains versus female brains. There is no difference I’ve been skeptical of that claim for years. Aren’t women in general, better nurturers? No. Next question. When Google engineer James Damore merely suggested that gender differences might explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech he was fired. In the culture war, those who claim total equality are winning. There seems to be quite a lot of you Professor Gina Rippon just wrote this book, that says “ Neuroscience has shattered the Myth of the Female Brain” I’ve certainly been talking to full houses. In Denmark, there was 1,200 people and 500 people on the waiting list. In America too, people crowd into auditoriums to hear Rippon explain – Just how different are the sexes? Sex isn’t an important differentiator? With respect to brains and brain structures, it doesn’t look as though it is. It’s important to get that message out, says Rippon, so people don’t mindlessly follow stereotypes. You don’t want an idea that this is something that’s natural It’s not natural that in school, more boys want to play football and more girls wanted to do ballet? Well I want to run and bang into people, and I’m bored by ballet. Well, I think actually girls might want to run and bang into people, but because there’s an image that girls don’t do that, they’re stopped from doing that. So thank you very much for listening And that’s what today’s audiences want to hear. We must fight it together, thank you [Applause] But in my reporting, I’ve covered research that shows big differences. For example, tests show most men have better spatial awareness. [Music] Students are blindfolded and then walk through the maze of tunnels that run underneath the campus. When the women are asked where a college building is Can you tell me where Wilson Commons is? They’re not so sure That way? Men, however, retained a sense of what direction they’d moved. Go through the next doors, take a left [Knock] Women on the other hand, have a better memory for detail. Students are asked to wait in a cluttered room while an experimenter gets something ready. How much of the room will she remember? On the right hand side of the desk right here was a briefcase with your initials at the top. Women typically give answers like this In the middle there was envelopes here, university envelopes. There was a thing of Clearasil, a Bazooka Joe comic. Men were more likely to say, “I don’t know, some stuff.” I don’t have a very good memory. Of course they might’ve been molded by our sexist society. Except that tests on infants also find differences Baby boys look longer at objects, like tractor parts. Infant girls stare at faces. Girls looked at the face and boys more likely looked at the object If you look very closely at the data, a third of the girls actually seem to respond more to the tractor parts than the boys. A third. A third. But two-thirds didn’t. So let’s do it again with a bigger set of newborns, a better controlled set of stimuli The media are clearly on Rippon’s side Seems like we’re just not that different after all But many scientists will tell you Our brains are not basically the same. You can tell, looking at brains, whether or not they belong to a male or a female, 80% of the time. Evolutionary psychologist Diana Fleischman Cultures around the world show very similar differences between men and women. Men are more likely to seek status, women are more likely to take care of children. Women are more likely to stay in the home. Men are more likely to do dangerous, aggressive things like go to war. [Thai boxer grunt] Because we men have been socialized, work’s important and you women have been told by your mothers, say, take care of the kids. Why would you see that across every culture in the world? Maybe because cultures have always encouraged men to behave this way We are the same until society influences us. Even, if you look at nonhuman animals, if you look at monkeys, they don’t have culture, and yet there’s still these very large differences between males and females. Among scientists, that’s majority opinion. Neuroscience cited 70 studies that found differences. Boys are more likely to be autistic, color-blind, and have speech problems. I stutter. Most stutterers are boys. It’s not a brain difference? That there are those kinds of brain differences and I’m definitely not a brain difference denier. It’s kind of how you’ve been presented by much of the media. Indeed, indeed. Perhaps they haven’t read the book. I bet the headline writers didn’t. On the other hand… Gina Rippon seems to be a sex difference denier depending on kind of what audience that she’s talking to. They’re thinking there’s differences between men and women. People like me stand up and say “actually no there’s not” It’s an incredibly alluring message. It’s really sad that it’s not right. Is this a really good message that we should be sending out to everybody, that there are profound or fundamental differences? It shouldn’t matter whether it’s a good message, it should just be science, what the truth is. But science is not as neat as people like to think. That hasn’t stopped politicians and businesses from demanding gender equality BBC announced it wants an equal number of men and women We reaffirmed our commitment to advance gender equality. Because politicians say that men and women are the same if women are paid less, it must be sexism. Unfortunately, a lot of scientists, people like Gina Rippon, have made it seem like, yes there should be gender parity, but, you do see that men and women have different interests. By arguing this, you perpetuate stereotypes. Sexism. Saying that men and women have different aptitudes isn’t sexism. It’s actually a statement about the true nature of the world. If we keep saying that those differences in what men and women choose to do are because of sexism, nobody’s going to end up happy with what they’re doing and we’re going to keep making laws to remedy what’s actually just the result of freedom.

62 Comments

  1. Rodney Morgan

    October 17, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Stossel never wanted to play football in life

  2. Kairo Makonnen

    October 17, 2019 at 1:57 am

    1:53 I literally don't know a single woman who's good with directions. All the women in my life depend on me for directions.

  3. Egg

    October 17, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Political correctness is cancer.

  4. John Gifford

    October 17, 2019 at 2:01 am

    50% Didnt watch it, and not gonna. 50%.

  5. Sam

    October 17, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever had a job where I was paid more than a female co-worker with the same experience in fact the girls have always been paid more given more hours and generally are treated better in the work environment

  6. Dr Steve Dingus

    October 17, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Women actually have a penis but because of the white tyranical patriacy it grows backwards.

  7. Stephen Elliott

    October 17, 2019 at 2:14 am

    It's cause she has a man's face that she's trying to deny gender

  8. Lamo Content Gay

    October 17, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Even if you disagree with this guys views you can’t lie that this is a great video. he is polite, and is really good at playing devils advocate.

  9. WillieRants

    October 17, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Revisionist history, revisionist science. I don't think science has ever been as biased as it is today. The lies are everywhere in hopes that the lies magically become truth. How can lies be lies if everyone agrees on those lies.

  10. Quidproquo07093

    October 17, 2019 at 2:21 am

    It's not her fault… Grifters gonna grift. It sells better.

  11. NullPointer

    October 17, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Go to any university and look at how many women are in the biological sciences. Why is that? Are these departments excluding men?

  12. peasants are revolting

    October 17, 2019 at 2:25 am

    Truth hurts feelings.

  13. Travis j

    October 17, 2019 at 2:48 am

    This lady sounds like a huge idiot.

  14. MISSISSIPPIREBEL100

    October 17, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I Loved her last statement about denial of fact is denial of Freedom!

  15. Amazon

    October 17, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Looks like those mgtow’s were right.

  16. Sean Haggard

    October 17, 2019 at 3:02 am

    3:57 What is that from? I need that for my workout playlist

  17. Bill Myers

    October 17, 2019 at 3:04 am

    #revokeThe19th
    1920 – 2020
    R I P
    100 Years of Failure .

  18. Ian Elkins

    October 17, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Their are different their are a woman and men women and give birth men can't so we are different trans gender don't know what they are saying

  19. BOODRO WEBB

    October 17, 2019 at 3:13 am

    John, im sure you're very smart and educated….but NOONE knows how a woman's brain works…lol

  20. Ray Alberto Gutiérrez Balanzar

    October 17, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Yes male brain and female brain are the same but they are not linked and plugged in same way.

  21. SPZ Aruba

    October 17, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Look at the animal world. Every species have defined Male and female roles. And nobody gave any of those animals a sex ed class.

  22. BOODRO WEBB

    October 17, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Saying and teaching that our brains out the same, is very dangerous! We are not the same. Completely different. That helps perpetuate procreation. That makes us more prone and better suited to be monogamous. On and on….

  23. Kevin Fowler

    October 17, 2019 at 3:20 am

    My 7 year old daughter has always acted like a girl sense she was born. Her 9 year brother has always acted like a boy. She has always wanted girl things and he boy things. I'm a single parent and I have never attempted nurture them one way of the other. Boy and girls are different!

  24. R C

    October 17, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Women are STUPID

  25. Steve

    October 17, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Odd. The Left also uses the notion of a "female brain" to justify the funneling of gender atypical boys into "gender identity clinics" where "therapists" (there should be a space after the third letter) pump them full of puberty blockers and estrogen and prep them for "gender confirmation surgery" (total emasculation and construction of an artificial vagina). On what basis, if there are no differences in between the sexes in terms of brain structure and function?

  26. serioushamster

    October 17, 2019 at 3:25 am

    "girls look at the face"…*cries in black pill*

  27. Stable Genius

    October 17, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Man brain physicaly larger, yeah, no difference🤣

  28. pattystomper1

    October 17, 2019 at 3:30 am

    The difference is that the male brain sees the obvious difference, and the female brain does not.
    So simply by women arguing there is no difference, they prove THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

  29. Marcy O'Rourke

    October 17, 2019 at 3:30 am

    I think someday some real scientist is going to find out that one cause of the difference between men and women's brains is that motherhood is very important to children for their first 3 years and that women's brains are ready for that. I say this as the odd woman with a great spatial sense who has never noticed or remembered a detail in her life, but aced her organic chem class. Book smart, but had to work hard at being a good mom. You can't ask a baby what's wrong, you have to be really attentive to details.

  30. Raymart Benjamin

    October 17, 2019 at 3:32 am

    According to borat a scientist in their country woman brain is smaller and inferior to a man

  31. Jacob Ellinger

    October 17, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Omg when you pointed out that it should be about the science facts and thats it and she was like "but but" I lost any hint of open mindedness I had for her ideas.

  32. Tulkas The Valar

    October 17, 2019 at 3:48 am

    I have three sisters and and a mother, all PHSYCOS !

  33. Scott Myers

    October 17, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Closing line says it all, well put!

  34. Anthony Bluhm

    October 17, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Every topic can be so easily skewed. (Lies) We are lied to every day. Thanks John

  35. Jemase

    October 17, 2019 at 3:54 am

    OK. The left has 2 diametrically opposed claims they are trying to make.

    1. Boys and girls are completely interchangeable. Or

    2. Boys and girls (and trans) are born that way.

    I don't know how they can keep both ideas in the same brain, right next to each other, without their heads exploding.

  36. JFS !

    October 17, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Have you read that new book
    MEN ARE FROM MARS…
    ….GINA RIPPON IS RETARDED😂😁😀😃😄😆

  37. Your Momma

    October 17, 2019 at 4:03 am

    So girls are stopped from doing things.

  38. Facundno Bueno

    October 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

    So basically, leftist speaker goes to California, Chicago and New York and say "Yea, the 'smart' liberals are on my side, I can't he wrong", and then proceeds to speak bs.

  39. Ninjatrouble1

    October 17, 2019 at 4:17 am

    I'll tell you why we're different. EVOLUTION.

  40. Brett Middleton

    October 17, 2019 at 4:20 am

    In every gendered species I can think of the heaviest selection pressure is on the males. This is true whether we're talking about natural selection or artificial selection as practiced by breeders of domestic animals. This has been going on for millions of years. What's so hard to understand about the idea that brains would have evolutionary adaptations to this reality? Knowing that sexual dimorphism is a real thing, how can anyone argue that brains are somehow magically excluded? When science is politicized, all you get is politics, not science.

  41. myanabull

    October 17, 2019 at 4:33 am

    @5:01 "is this a really good message"………translation: "are logic, reason, facts, proven statistics, reality and the cold hard truth good to….acknowledge, practice, strive for, seek, and promote as productive tools for healthy, cognitively sound living?"…………Nah.  

    I'm so tired of these people. We all are. The end is near.

  42. WEBB Show

    October 17, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Sad you need to make this video

  43. Isaac T. Blades

    October 17, 2019 at 4:36 am

    Rippon is an establishment whore.

  44. Brian Stuart

    October 17, 2019 at 4:41 am

    My favorite example: The sport of paintball. It started in the late 1980s and there is literally no barrier to playing. Anyone can pick up the sport and play. Yet, you go do any paintball field today and you will see a vast majority of men. There are women, but they are very few. No one says they can't play, but few ever do. Why? Because men are different than women and the sport appeals to men and not to women.

  45. GoklasM

    October 17, 2019 at 4:42 am

    She's just trying to fight fire with gasoline.

  46. Windows10_is_a_virus 001

    October 17, 2019 at 4:47 am

    the myth which, in its starkest form, says that every featherless biped, regardless of race, gender, or lineage, has essentially the same physical-psychical constitution and the same set of capabilities as every other, and that differences in performance are attributable solely to unequal environmental influences and unequal opportunities.

    In other words, there is no reason except “sexism” why very few women are test pilots, homicide detectives, or industrial pioneers—and why correspondingly few men win quilting contests or choose nursing as a profession.

    Likewise, “racism” is the sole valid explanation for the overabundance of Negro basketball players and welfare recipients, and for the dearth of chess masters and physicists of the same race.

    And, of course, the best way to run a nation is to let everyone have an equal say in public affairs, because people all have about the same innate intelligence, character, and sense of responsibility.

    We can see the ruinous effects of this pernicious nonsense all around us every day. It is destroying the long-established relationship of complementarity between men and women; it is destroying the family as an institution; it is destroying our culture; it has already destroyed our civic life, for all practical purposes; and it threatens to destroy our race.

    https://nationalvanguard( . )org/2015/10/racethink/

  47. Wobble

    October 17, 2019 at 4:55 am

    So can we add women to the draft now?

  48. Armand Smith

    October 17, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Holy shit this is basic common sense… is there really a need for this discussion???

  49. Gavin Nisbet

    October 17, 2019 at 4:59 am

    You made a great point when you said “it shouldn’t matter if it’s a good difference or a bad difference, it’s science”. It seems that people have abandoned their quest for truth for a quest for fairness. Parents have been saying it for generations “life isn’t fair”. It’s not a competition, why do people feel like they need to prove that women can do what men can do?? As a man, I don’t mind that I can’t naturally do some things as well as women.

  50. Coeur de Pirate

    October 17, 2019 at 4:59 am

    She essentially admitted her message is just one that sounds nice when she said "would you really say otherwise"

  51. Ayy Lmao

    October 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

    3:42 He sounds like he’s sneezing lmao.

    P.s. Why are some of these feminists trying so hard to be just like men, let’s just agree that we’re different and that’s ok!

  52. Zatoichi NunyaBidness

    October 17, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Rippon is a huckster and a fraud. Dig deep enough and you find her degree is "honorary"… Degrees like that are not worth the paper they are written upon and an idiot like me with a STEM Master's degree has far more academic credentials than a snake oil salesman like Rippon.

  53. Lithilic

    October 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Treating men and women exactly the same in your social life is a recipe for disaster and indicative of complete social ineptitude, but is somehow put forth as an ideal to strive for by the media and academia.

  54. mbatson13

    October 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

    She's part of the problem with the world today.

  55. zachary paris

    October 17, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Breaking news: Men and women are different and that’s ok.

  56. Mike McGaw

    October 17, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Consider this possibility: The brain would need to develop based on chromosomes. I base this conclusion on the following:
    Studies have shown that men are more likely to think with logic which is done with the left side of the brain. Women are more likely to think and act off of their emotions which is controled by the right side of the brain. For this to be a consistent factor, the brain would need to have a developmental basis. The most logical one would be the chromosomes and DNA of the fetus. The specific chromosome make-up would cause the brain to develop a certain way causing females to respond the way they do and men to respond the way they so.

  57. Scott Campbell

    October 17, 2019 at 5:10 am

    "The Myth Of The Female Brain"? Just because Ripoff's brain is only a myth, other women have REAL brains! Female ones!

  58. nos4atu357

    October 17, 2019 at 5:15 am

    She is selling snake oil

  59. magni hansen

    October 17, 2019 at 5:21 am

    the same ???????????????????? that's a fucking insult to men !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bitches make all their decisions based on feelings, men's decisions are based on logic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Pork Fist

    October 17, 2019 at 5:33 am

    The one whose pissing and moaning is the one who's inferior abd loosing to reality/logic who does this sound like?

  61. David Diaz

    October 17, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Rippon is a hack

  62. A A

    October 17, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Better nurturers? Have to disagree strongly with that.

  63. Peter Welsh

    October 17, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Science 1919- change your view of the world to accept scientific research. Science 2019- change the scientific research to match your view of the world.

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