Promoted by Consulting Science and Philosophy Committee dell 'Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Wednesday 14 March, the seminar "Gender Equality & Relational identity of men and women" he deepened the anthropological and political complexity inherent in relational gender identity.

The initiative constituted an important opportunity to establish a calm and thoughtful dialogue on issues of significant interest in the contemporary cultural debate, making use of the participation of three eminent scholars in their respective fields of expertise: the teacher. Marcello D'Amelio, Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the Molecular Neuroscience Research Unit UCBM, prof. Armando Fumagalli, Professor of Semiotics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, and the Dr. Mariolina Ceriotti Migliarese, doctor, child neuropsychiatrist and psychotherapist.

The intervention of prof. D'Amelio addressed three different problems, such as thegender equality, the socio-economic status (SES) and the neurodevelopment. Recent scientific work has confirmed that gender inequality is associated with structural alterations between the brains of men and women. In particular, the average differences between the thickness of some brain areas are more evident the greater the gender inequality and the parts of the brain that show these structural differences are strongly involved in different aspects of emotional control. In addition to this structural evidence, the relationship between gender equality and socioeconomic status was analyzed and, ultimately, inequality was discussed as a possible manifestation in adulthood of a neurodevelopment that has undergone a negative environmental influence.

Il prof. Fumagalli, instead, proposed a reflection on the cultural perspective transmitted by cinema and TV series: what is proposed to the public is not a faithful representation of society but a discourse constructed by a few authors for many spectators. In recent years, in this way, the idea has established itself that sexual difference is indifferent and that it must somehow be overcome as it could be a source of suffering and frustration. But is it really like that? Can we do without our being constituted as male and female?

>> Relive the intervention of Dr. Mariolina Ceriotti Migliarese "The psychological perspective"