Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That’s taught as fact in psychology textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books. And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity, to why there aren’t more women physicists or more stay-at-home dads.
We may not believe that men are from Mars and women are from Venus anymore, but the idea that gender differences are hardwired into our biology has long been a scientifically—and socially—accepted fact. With the publication of her groundbreaking new book, Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Barnard women's studies professor and sociomedical scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young may be about to change that.
"Radio City Music Hall was always an iconic place for me," writes Martha Stewart '63 in The Wall Street Journal
Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society.
For the past 25 years, women athletes from both sides of Broadway have represented Columbia University in Division 1 sports, where Barnard women have distinguished themselves on--and off--the playing fields. One Barnard woman, a top tennis player and co-captain of the women's tennis team, was recently selected as the Ivy representative to the NCAA Division 1 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and two Barnard students currently serve as two of the tri-captians of the women's basketball team, voted in by their teammates' nominations. Meet them here.