BBC News story: women have more sensitive touch?

womans handsOr: how to be phoned up by the BBC, asked to give thoughtful and detailed answers to their questions, and have your views totally changed and given an entirely different spin when written up and posted. It also goes to prove that, given limited scientific research findings, plus a journalist with a deadline, almost anything can happen.

I guess it’s nice to be quoted. You might find this article amusing or disturbing: Women have ‘more sensitive touch thanks to small hands’. Most people will realise that the findings simply do not support that reductive headline, you have to read (between the lines)  a bit more carefully. But it might add fuel to the fire during gender-based dinner party discussions.


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