Gender is a range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics distinguishing between masculinity and femininity.

Gender symbols[edit | edit source]

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Gender roles[edit | edit source]


Physical differences between Genders[edit | edit source]

Women and men think very differently on average. Apart from the diferences in reproductive organs, the two genders seem to prefer different sides of the brain.

The verbal, sorting, detail-oriented side of the brain is the left, whereas the spatial intuitive nonverbal side is the right. By a wide margin the woman is more verbal. She speaks twice as many words as the man and has done so even before the age of two. Boys and men are much more nonverbal, usually preferring physical spatial activities even as small toddlers.

Female Specialty
Left hemisphere functions
Male Specialty
Right hemisphere functions
numerical computation: exact calculation
left hemisphere only: direct fact retrieval
numerical computation: approximate calculation
language: grammar/vocabulary, literal[1] language: intonation/accentuation, prosody, pragmatic, contextual[1]
Logical, Sequential & Rational Random & Intuitive
Analytical, Looks at parts of a picture Holistic, Looks at the whole picture
Objective Subjective

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Taylor, Insep, and Taylor, M. Martin (1990) "Psycholinguistics: Learning and using Language". p. 367

there are exceptions to this gender difference, such as lefthanders.

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