Just Like a Woman

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

In her new book, The Female Brain, neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine says the structure of women’s brains accounts for the sex differences in the ways men and women communicate and handle emotions. Plus, the celebrations for young Latina women, reaction to the Middle East ceasefire and the ethics of medical testing on prisoners.

Ethical Treatment

Dr. James Ketchum, psychiatrist
- thinks testing on prisoners is ethical
Allen Hornblum , professor of Crime & Punishment, Politics, Public Policy, and Medical Ethics at Temple University and author, Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison (Routledge, 1998)
- is against testing on prisoners ...


Fifteen Candles

Michele Salcedo, city editor at the Florida Sun-Sentinel and author, Quinceanera!: The Essential Guide to Planning the Perfect Sweet Fifteen Celebration (Henry Holt 1997)
- on La Quincenera
Richard Glatzer, co-director of Quinceañera
Wash Westmoreland, co-director of the film Quinceañera
- on his film ...


Just Like a Woman

Louann Brizendine, neuropsyciatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, founder of the Women's and Teen Girls' Mood and Hormone Clinic and author, The Female Brain (Morgan Road Books, 2006)
- argues the structure of the female brain is different from men's



Giving Cease a Chance

Kevin Peraino, Jerusalem Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine
- on reaction to the U.N.-brokered ceasefire in Israel and Lebanon


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