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Stanford study: Women think differently than men, and it’s scientifically measurable

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A recent Stanford University study shows that male and female brains exhibit statistically significant cognitive differences, striking an obvious (but substantial) blow to gender-warriors everywhere.

In fact, and perhaps most shockingly for some, the study acknowledges that “every cell in a man’s body (including his brain) has a slightly different set of functioning sex- chromosome genes from those operating in a woman’s (emphasis added),” meaning, at the most fundamental levels, men and women differ in easily measurable ways.

As a result of even researching such a topic, though, the study notes that some scholars “have grappled with charges of ‘neurosexism’” for their studies, apparently “being too quick to interpret human sex differences as biological rather than cultural.”

Indeed, the study explains that previously “the neuroscience community had largely considered any observed sex-associated differences in cognition and behavior in humans to be due to the effects of cultural influences.”

“Animal researchers, for their part, seldom even bothered to use female rodents in their experiments, figuring that the cyclical variations in their reproductive hormones would introduce confounding variability into the search for fundamental neurological insights,” it adds, suggesting that it’s frowned upon in the scientific community to even explore the possibility of innate differences between the sexes.

The reason being, of course, is that such findings would deeply upset modern feminists — particularly so-called “social constructionist” feminists — who believe that even suggesting that there are differences between men and women poses an insult to the LGBT community, promotes sexism, and furthers the patriarchy.

If you don’t believe me, take, for example, this January Everyday Feminism article, which rejects what is called “essentialist” feminism, a belief that there are biological, or “essential,” differences between men and women.

“By celebrating them as qualities of women – rather than just as qualities some people have – we encourage benevolent sexism: the notion that women get their value from being feminine,” the author of the Everyday Feminism article writes, infuriated at the notion that there could be innate, even cognitive, differences between men and women.

But to suggest such differences shouldn’t be all that surprising, and certainly doesn’t imply that one sex is superior to the other.

In fact, the Stanford study takes great care to lay out the many defects both sexes face, noting that “women are twice as likely as men to experience clinical depression… likewise for post-traumatic stress disorder,” while men are “twice as likely to become alcoholic or drug-dependent, and 40 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia.”

None of those sound very appealing. The point is: being a man is no “better” an experience than being a woman, and the science supporting this data does not assign value to either sex’s experiences.

Finally, this once again confirms that liberals are quick to reference “science” in defense of their supposedly irrefutable claims, but seemingly ignore the data on issues as simple as gender. So-called “science” is promulgated at every turn by liberals when it advances their agenda, but ignored when it’s politically convenient to do so.

The implications of the study are clear. It’s scientifically proven that there are differences between men and women. It’s not wrong to say it, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with celebrating it.


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