About five years ago I bought a book called "The Wonder of Girls"
. It was mentioned in some book club as different look at what it means to be a girl today.
The Michael Gurian
who has a scholarly background in sociology set out in his book to ask his readers to not lose site of yet look beyond the theories of Gloria Steinem, et al.
Socialization, Gurian argued, should not completely define why girls, if not woman, are the way they are today's society. Given some decades ago, yes, but things had changed since those days where feminism underscored the role of socialization.
Gurian indicates that there is a real "nature" to being a girl / growing up to be a woman. Though socialization may have its affect, their is a certain neuro-biological aspect to being a girl.
Is it safe to say that without having that neuro-biological basis be considered a short coming?