Thursday, July 1, 2010

Women are Not Men

Duh.

But I'm fascinated by how NOT the other sex we are.  Being human, it seems reasonable to clump us all in the same category when trying to understand male and female homosapiens - either emotionally, intellectually or physically. However hormones and cultural conditioning hugely divert us from some imagined norm.

This article reports an interesting study that finds differences in how women and men's bodies handle protein.  The results are so reasonable and blow my mind all at the same time.

I am encouraged that the scientific community is stretching itself with viewing men and women as similar creatures that need to be studied independently.  I can't wait for the day when we begin to see results of studies on high vs low testosterone and estrogen people.

That'll really blow our minds.

3 comments:

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

Well said!...i don't agree with women that like to struggle with men for superiority...we are unique in our own way...we control the men...that is the irony of life.

ethungup said...

Found your post very interesting. You're right, more often than not we can assujme that just because we're humans, we are, we must be, all, give or take, the same. But the more time you spend with the opposite sex, you realise how different you are from them. At first you get frustrated, not being able to understand the differences, then you see that that's just how they seem to function...having a boyfriend is a constant learning curve.

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