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Female Eccentrics 17 April 2008
Are women more eccentric than men?

On Woman’s Hour we’ve often reported on the growing numbers of women breaking into areas that were traditionally the preserve of men – be it medicine, law, architecture or engineering. Now we’ve cracked something else – more and more women are being classed as eccentrics. With some notable exceptions eccentricity used to be the preserve of men – think Howard Hughes or Salvador Dali - but no more.  neuropsychologist David Weeks joins Jenni to discussion his research that suggests more & more women, especially as they get older, are caring less and less about what people think of them.
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