Brief Communication


, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 69-72

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Will Working Mothers’ Brains Explode? The Popular New Genre of Neurosexism

  • Cordelia FineAffiliated withCentre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics, School of Philosophy, University of Melbourne Email author 


A number of recent popular books about gender differences have drawn on the neuroscientific literature to support the claim that certain psychological differences between the sexes are ‘hard-wired’. This article highlights some of the ethical implications that arise from both factual and conceptual errors propagated by such books.


Gender difference Neuroscience Popular science