THE MALE GENDER EMPATHY GAP: TIME FOR PSYCHOLOGY TO TAKE ACTION

Martin Seager (mjfjseager@btinternet.com)
Southend Treatment and Recovery Service (Change, Grow, Live, Southend, UK)
Warren Farrell (warren@warrenfarrell.com)
Independent scholar (US)
John Barry (john.barry@ucl.ac.uk)
University College London, Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Faculty of Brain Sciences, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Abstract


Gender is not just an equality issue, but a diversity issue. Although differences are celebrated in every other field, in the social sciences, gender differences are denied or played down. We aren't supposed to generalize about gender, because “ in general “ men and women are the same, supposedly. However as human beings, most people intuitively recognise that although men and women share many similarities, we are different in important ways.


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