Anyway, The Gendered Brain takes a look (okay, an axe) to the belief that men and women’s brains are different. It looks at decades of scientific progress on the subject, poking holes in badly constructed studies and highlighting the social conditioning that happens as a person develops.
In brief moments, you get a sense of the landscape and difficulty of the journey, but most of the time you’re just amazed at the man’s arrogance and inability to write a decent sentence
Basically, it was great, but made you really angry about literally everything in the world.
The book examines the changing perception of young women since the late Victorian period, right around the rise of suffrage activists. Then chapter by chapter, it dives into the social history of what society thought of young women
This feels less like a strict history of gin and more like a serious of interesting stories told in chronological order, but it was still really fun to read. It’s also inspired me to do some gin-based activities sometime this year, as there are so many London gin distilleries.
This was a very fun and easy read. As you might have inferred from the title, Sh@dy Charac†ers is about typographical symbols. It plumbs the depths of history and hearsay to get to the bottom of how and why some of these symbols came into being.
I Dissent is a children’s book about the US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.