Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How One Becomes An Expert On Gender

One writes pot boilers! Something about men being from Mars, women from Venus and the writer from Uranus.

I was reading about a recent study on depression and new dads when I came across this:

It's quite shocking," says neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, a professor at the University of California-San Francisco and author of The Male Brain, who wasn't involved in the new study. "What doctors need to be alerted to is that they're treating a family unit."

Louann Brizendine's first book was about the female brain. You should read a few critiques of it, especially the ones I recommend here and here, before you find yourself impressed by that title "neuropsychiatrist."