Carol Gilligan and The New Knowledge about Boys and Girls Development
January 30, 2006
Gilligan is a very insightful writer; she notes that even in 1980, adolescent girls had not been formally studied much. Interestingly, when one sex is not understood, both sexes suffer.
She mentions the onset of the study of "emotional intelligence" and she mentions that with the information that these new researchers gave us, emotions and intelligence are known to help intelligence flourish in a child and a teen.
Gillian then makes an interesting contrast between the girls who are new teens and who are getting depressed and the boys who are 5,6, adn 7 and who sometimes how signs of depression and learning or speech disorders.
Gillian points out that boys have an innate sensitivity for honest relationships and that their own sensitivity should be encouraged. She thinks that if we truly look into these issues boys could be treated better and women could perform different jobs.
What do you think? Please write down your comments.