The "biological argument"

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The "biological argument"

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Re: The "biological argument"

Postby Sonic# » Thu Feb 16, 20:06 2017

You are not the only biologist on here. For instance, I think Eravial has pointed to women writing accessible books about neuroscience.

I've been reading Testosterone Rex, and even though I've known some of the broad sweeps of the argument, I've learned a lot about the history of gender, sex, and the sciences. It also helped me come up with a pretty concise way to explain gender: taking a large population, it may be possible to observe certain differences correlating some with sex, but it's impossible to predict someone's traits on the basis of sex. What you're calling the "biological argument" often tries to do the latter: predicting that women generally should have X traits and men generally should have Y traits, neglecting the overlap and variety that actually exists for individuals.

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Re: The "biological argument"

Postby tomokun » Mon Feb 20, 15:41 2017

WHOA! I saved this thread to pocket, because it's got some great stuff on here I would never have thought to research.

Are there are things like women getting testicular cancer which demonstrate how incredibly muddied these waters actually are? For a non-biologist science-phile like myself, that's exactly the sort of factoid that would be convenient to have on hand. Links to sources would be amazing too. I mean, I'm a championship Googler, but an actual credible source would be very useful (being useful is the reason you shared this post I'm assuming. :p)

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Re: The "biological argument"

Postby Eravial » Wed Feb 22, 0:24 2017

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Re: The "biological argument"

Postby rowan » Tue Mar 7, 15:19 2017

I think pretty much all awfulness has seen an uptick. It's becoming more socially acceptable to say horrible things you* think even if you know they're harmful to people. Hence the uptick in all hate crimes lately.

*general "you" here


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