Surprise! Women’s brains are wired differently than men’s brains. Read about the widely reported study here: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/02/men-women-brains-wired-differently
Anti-Porn Feminists offers a critique of predictable sexist spin:
“Male single-mindedness is never used to prove that men are better suited to dull, repetitive work, such as cleaning; and women’s ability to multitask, empathise and communicate is never used as proof that women are suited to exciting challenging work like running the country.
“Instead ‘brain sex’ is always used to prove that women are hard-wired for domestic drudgery, and don’t want careers, or reproductive rights, or the vote; while men are hard-wired for dominance, control and violence, and rape is inevitable, and pornography and prostitution are necessary – or else.”
Meantime, witchwind delves into the implications of brain differences, noting that women tend to have a larger corpus callosum:
“The greater corpus callosum allows for greater inter-hemisphere connection, which means that women’s brain functions are more evenly spread over both hemispheres – we have more brain functions, in short (contrary to what some men say, women are not right-brained but simply brained, with both hemispheres functioning properly). This accounts for women’s so-called greater ‘intuition’: which is an euphemism for greater creativity, inventiveness, insight, understanding, capacity to see, hear and feel sensory as well as extra-sensory events and surroundings, of connecting concepts together, of connecting emotions, feelings and concepts, of bonding, etc.”
Studies suggest that meditation practice can change brain structures and strengthen connections among regions of the brain. Read more: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/is-meditation-the-push-up-for-210549.aspx