SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Morning Sickness, Ideal Standard, Reductionism

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Problematizing the science of differences that argues that men & women are very different, & is used to support structural & ideological inequality. By reference biology men & women are naturally biologically different. Commonly hear that women and men are 1 chromosome apart making them very different with one another. Used to do autopsies, measuring male and female brains men s were normally heavier than female s led people to believe males were smarter. Men are thought to have a higher education than girls. We must start to believe that men and boys are not always superior to girls/women. Must not assume that any difference found by research is something that has always existed and will always exist beware of universalism. Differences may be caused by many different factors. Biology is always invested in cultural meaning. Conscious choices: steroids affecting us biologically. Objectivity: scientific so truthful, based on fact , no personal bias or values involved so neutral, fair, truthful.

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