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Anthony Jaeger

Primary School Teacher, NSW Department of Education and Communications

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Sexism in Ian McGilchrist's talk The Divided Brain.

Throughout McGilchrist's animated talk, himself and RSA animate consistenly use pictures of men to demonstrate the scientific evidence about the brain. There are no female images, faces or bodies drawn for a centerpiece of discussion. Only MALE images are drawn. Surely this makes the scientific evidence less credible or at least questionable. McGhilchrist has demonstrated a gendered leaning towards men as the superior sex.

I wonder how all of the female sex feel about this? And the male sex?

I thought McGilchrist's talk was very interesting, but the lack of insight and leadership involving the widely repressed sex is much more interesting.

This brings Gilchrist's ethical and scientific judgement into question.

Think! Now. Tell me what you just thought :).


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