The Female Brain

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Marilyn Monroe suitably declared, “I don’t mind living in a man’s world; as long as I can be a woman in it.” This idea brings to the surface an ancient battle of superiority between men and women; the battle that is the focal point in Louann Brizendine’s nonfiction book The Female Brain. In The Female Brain, Brizendine argues that men and women, no matter how equally each sex is treated, the two will never level out especially because contrary to a man’s urges, a woman’s actions connect directly to her hormones. To convey and solidify this argument, Brizendine incorporates the logical, credible, and emotional appeals. A woman, among many other things, varies between: a daughter, a wife, a mother, a friend, a boss, an employee, even a lover. However, big or small the role, each woman has innate and inborn parts that separate her from men. In The Female Brain, by using the logical appeal, Brizendine elaborates on the efficacy of hormones on the bodies, minds, and hearts of women in general. For example, she conveys that studies have shown, “[T]he female brain is so deeply affected by hormones that their influence can be said to create a woman’s reality” (Brizendine 3). Brizendine uses this approach to the logical appeal to prove her point to the extreme. When men or women read this book, the placebo effect occurs in their minds. The logic can be seen in everyday life and therefore convinces the readers that perhaps hormones do rule the female brain. Therefore, no matter how much time passes, each generation of women continuously kindles several hormones that determine moods, desires, and even daily likings. Brizendine, former student at the University of California, Berkley, Yale University, and Harvard Medical School, and the founder of the Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco, appeals to all readers not only
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