“Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars” gets clicks and reads.
Yet these easy to sell books and overblown differences between men and women actually feed into destructive ideas of the “inferior woman” and have profound implications for women’s health and well being.
I sat down with Inferior author and science journalist Angela Saini to discuss the cultural myths like “women being better built for parenting” or “women aren’t as sexual as men” that lead to politics damaging to women’s health, overwhelm and not knowing the whole range of ourselves. And when we are overwhelmed and under-fulfilled, we make food and lifestyle choices unaligned with our goals.
And my favorite part of Angela’s book? The radical truth that there is no normal and we all need to figure out what works best for us.
And yes, of course I’m biased since I operate under the same belief! But at least I know I’m biased, unlike some of the science you’ll hear today.