This idea of a brain that varies across a spectrum speaks to the experience of people who live outside of the gender binary. This study indicates that the differences that exist in gender are influenced by culture and society more than by biology. The lead researcher, Daphna Joel of Tel Aviv University told the New Scientist, “We separate girls and boys, men and women all the time. It’s wrong, not just politically, but scientifically – everyone is different.”
I love these kinds of studies. It is good for us to have our assumptions overturned - it makes us all have to work a little smarter about how we teach our students. Being kept on our toes can make us all stronger teachers...if we let it.