[ExI] opinion

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 18:38:38 UTC 2018

Judith Rich Harris, who wrote the nuclear bomb The Nurture Assumption, also
wrote a book about her two female children:  No Two Alike.  Both extremely
important and interesting books.  Along the same line, Pinker's The Blank

I think it would take extreme environments to alter the power of genetics.

bill w

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 12:15 PM SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:

> And I argue that it makes little difference how they are raised.  Unisex
> toys get played with differently by boys and girls, and so on.  You can't
> take the boy out of the boy.
> bill w
> Of course there are biological differences between the sexes, but also
> within the sexes as well. And bias and socialization in children begins
> extremely early.
> For example the bias of mothers one the inclines their children can handle
> https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/11063631/
> Mothers think boys are more capable, and girls less capable, but in fact
> at this point there is no difference. A series of these small deviations
> could (possibly) have a large effect after many years. But, honestly, I’m
> not sure.
> There are other pop “experiments” which show similar things as well.
> https://youtu.be/nWu44AqF0iI
> Obviously not scientifically rigorous, but you get my point.
> Then of course, some people don’t fit neatly into the male/female
> dichotomy, and I think for them, how they are raised may have a large role
> in their development. For someone like myself, if I had been raised in a
> more ‘girly’ way I might be a more feminine/girly person, rather than
> associating myself more with men. I don’t deny my biological gender, and I
> don’t consider myself trans, but I often am very happy to fit into a ‘male’
> role when available.
> In the earlier example, when the girls were touching without permission, I
> have similar stories of things boys did to me throughout school. I was
> never particularly bothered by it, and truth be told, enjoyed it usually.
> I think it depends, really. The socialization between men and women is
> usually extremely different, so it is difficult to know how much is innate
> and how much is socialization. There is definitely some social component,
> but is it 1/5 of what we see, or is it 4/5? I’m not sure.
> In regards to the boy with the botched circumcision, he ‘somehow’ always
> knew he was a boy... well, his parents knew. Humans can pick up on very
> subtle things, especially over a long period of time. His parents reaction
> to his behavior was probably colored by this as well. We can’t know for
> sure.
> One thing that interests me, but is basically forbidden discourse nowadays
> in feminist circles, are research into the ‘gendering’ of brains and their
> structures. For example that those who are attracted to men have a certain
> brain region which can show this, or those attracted to women, regardless
> of biological sex. To me this is interesting, as more “gendered” structures
> may be found in the future, which might help us understand “unusual”
> circumstances.
> SR Ballard
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