The Gender Gap at School
...Over the past two decades, there has been a steady accumulation of evidence that male and female brains work differently. Women use both sides of their brain more symmetrically than men. Men and women hear and smell differently (women are much more sensitive). Boys and girls process colors differently (young girls enjoy an array of red, green and orange crayons whereas young boys generally stick to black, gray and blue). Men and women experience risk differently (men enjoy it more)....
Canadian-born essayist and news commentator. Brooks was born in Toronto, grew up in New York City, and graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983 with a degree in history. Presently a columnist for the New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour, he was previously a writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal and then the senior editor of the neo-conservative Weekly Standard. Brooks is the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (2000) and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense (2004). Brooks himself reports that he was politically liberal before "coming to my senses" as a young man; since then he has frequently broken with fellow conservatives by espousing moderate views on social issues. See also nytimes.com.