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Men and Women Are Different from Each Other: Part One


I really should not have to a post of this title. However, there are some people who seem to not have a clue about the facts of reality with regards to a persons sex.

As I have said before, there are only two sexes, male and female, and these sexes are determined by genetics. PERIOD! There are some people who seem to have no clue about the facts of reality, and they are under a delusion that sex is a social construct.

However, what I have said above, and what I will say below, are based on scientific facts, specifically biology. If anyone decides to take issues with what I am saying, you merely need show me the evidence, based on biology. I don’t care what you feel.

There is a huge butt-load of strong, irrefutable, and biological facts that men and women are very different from each other. Ignoring the difference in the pelvis, and the size of the skulls, let us look at the brain of the male and the female.

This is a SHORT list. You must look at my sources for a fuller understanding of the differences.

01: The hemispheres are different in males and females, especially the connections between the hemispheres of the brains.

{Kansaku K, Yamaura A, Kitazawa S (September 2000). “Sex differences in lateralization revealed in the posterior language areas”. Cerebral Cortex 10 (9): 866–72. doi:10.1093/cercor/10.9.866. PMID 10982747.}

{Shaywitz BA, Shaywitz SE, Pugh KR, et al. (February 1995). “Sex differences in the functional organization of the brain for language”. Nature 373 (6515): 607–9. doi:10.1038/373607a0. PMID 7854416.}

{Sommer IE, Aleman A, Somers M, Boks MP, Kahn RS (April 2008). “Sex differences in handedness, asymmetry of the planum temporale and functional language lateralization”. Brain Research 1206: 76–88. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2008.01.003. PMID 18359009.}

{Ingalhalikar M, Smith A, Parker D, et al. (January 2014). “Sex differences in the structural connectome of the human brain”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (2): 823–8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1316909110. PMID 24297904. Lay summary – ScienceDaily (December 2, 2013).}

02: The Amygdala of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Joseph M. Andreano, Bradford C. Dickerson, and Lisa Feldman Barrett Sex differences in the persistence of the amygdala response to negative material, 2013)}

{Foland-Ross, LC; Altshuler, LL; Bookheimer, SY; et al. (2010). “Amygdala reactivity in healthy adults is correlated with prefrontal cortical thickness”. Journal of Neuroscience 30 (49): 16673–16678. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4578-09.2010}

{Markowitsch, H. (1998). Differential contribution of right and left amygdala to affective information processing. IOS Press. 11(4), 233–244.}

{Kret, M.E. (2011). “A review on sex differences in processing emotional signals”. Neuropsychologia Review 50: 1211–1221. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.12.022. Retrieved 2012.}

03: The Hippocampus of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Frings L, Wagner K, Unterrainer J, Spreer J, Halsband U, Schulze-Bonhage A (March 2006). “Gender-related differences in lateralization of hippocampal activation and cognitive strategy”. NeuroReport 17 (4): 417–21. doi:10.1097/01.wnr.0000203623.02082.e3. PMID 16514369.}

{Bowers JM, Waddell J, McCarthy MM (2010). “A developmental sex difference in hippocampal neurogenesis is mediated by endogenous oestradiol”. Biology of Sex Differences 1 (1): 8. doi:10.1186/2042-6410-1-8. PMC 3016241. PMID 21208470.}

04: The Frontal lobe and the Orbital prefrontal cortex of the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Overman WH (June 2004). “Sex differences in early childhood, adolescence, and adulthood on cognitive tasks that rely on orbital prefrontal cortex”. Brain and Cognition 55 (1): 134–47. doi:10.1016/S0278-2626(03)00279-3. PMID 15134848.}

05: The balance the grey/white matter in the male brain and the female brain are different.

{Luders E, Gaser C, Narr KL, Toga AW (November 2009). “Why sex matters: brain size independent differences in gray matter distributions between men and women”. The Journal of Neuroscience 29 (45): 14265–70. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2261-09.2009. PMC 3110817. PMID 19906974.}

{“Sex Differences in Brain Gray and White Matter in Healthy Young Adults: Correlations with Cognitive Performance”.}

{Ruigrok, Amber N. V.; Salimi-Khorshidi, Gholamreza; Lai, Meng-Chuan; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Lombardo, Michael V.; Tait, Roger J.; Suckling, John (2014-02-01). “A meta-analysis of sex differences in human brain structure”. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 39: 34–50. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.12.004. PMC 3969295. PMID 24374381.}

This was merely a very short list of the physical male/female brain. I am not discussing anything about behaviors of the male and the female, nor of the affect of the hormones in the brain.

Yet.

This is a merely a primer of the physical differences, a scientific and biological overview that why men and women are different.

Most importantly, since our schools, from elementary schools through graduate schools, seemed to be female-oriented, men are getting the short end of the stick.

We, as a society, has studied women extensively. Only recently, a small segment of society is starting to try to understand the male, and we have been asserting that men and women are different. We, humans, are a sexual dimorphic species. That is, man and women behave differently. So, it is not just the dangly bits.

Men and women are very different. We should know that.

Or else we will continue to ruin men as we have been doing.

 

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What Do I Think About Cultural Appropriation: Part One.


On 10 April, 2016, I wore a kilt to “church”. More accurate it was a “Utilikilt” that I had purchased on http://Amazon.com. Some people in “church” had asked if I was of Scottish descent. I didn’t think anything of that question, as I was more concerned in answering another question “What do I wear under my kilt?”

Anyway, it wasn’t until the next day, 11 April 2016, where I had figured out the meaning of that question, for some questioners. I think that at least one questioner may have thought that I was “guilty” of “Cultural Appropriation“. And that very concept is meaningless and makes me feel angry.

See, my position is now, who cares if I am of Scottish descent or not?

And I imagine that some people may be offended by my position on this matter. But, I don’t care if anyone gets upset at my wearing a kilt. As a matter of fact, you may throw all the hate you want at my attitude in this matter. I will not apologize, I will not even state if I am of Scottish descent or not. Essentially, you can piss up a rope and suck on the other end, for all I care.

“Cultural Appropriation” has no meaning, as far as I am concerned. The people who even claim a person is appropriating some other culture seem to have nothing better to do other than hassle other people who are just wearing a hairdo or a style of clothing that “offends” you.

Get over it!

In my opinion, when I wear a kilt, most people would probably not do that themselves. But my wearing a kilt is an expression of my masculinity. My utilikilt is not a tartan, it is plain black, or olive drab, but that does not detract in my expression of my masculinity.

And if someone wants to buy and wear a kilt, why should I be concerned? Of course, I will comment on his expression of his masculinity, because only when men have the freedom to express their masculinity, these men have the ability to form bonds, friendships, and deep male-to-male relationships, in a strictly heterosexual manner, that our society is lacking. So, why should I care if anyone is “allowed” to wear a kilt? In my opinion and observation, men need to form bonds, if that bond is because of wearing a kilt, good for them and good for us.

Our culture, in the United States, has been described as a melting pot. However, I will say that once upon a time, the United States was a melting pot of cultures. However, ever since the dreaded “Social Justice Warriors” (SJWs) have gained power around 2011. It seems to me to be an expression of Third-Wave-Feminism. And that is the source of this nonsense about cultural appropriation reared its ugly head.

However, since the United States culture is composed of all other cultures throughout the world, the best way to honor the other cultures, and to express our American heritage is to appropriate things from other cultures that we may like. It is the American thing to do. This appropriation does, in my opinion, not harm other cultures, does not insult other cultures. The only people that get hurt are the SJWs, an we can safely ignore those people, as we should.

See, if the American culture is, essentially, all cultures throughout the world. What is wrong with that? When we appropriate other cultures, we are calling attention to those cultures. And if the other culture gets upset by that, I don’t care. If these other cultures didn’t want to be imitated, maybe they should have thought about that and not allowed those pieces of those cultures into the American culture.

See, I am under no obligation to let other people know a part of my culture. I can keep it secret, if I so desire. But if one person speaks out, it is fair game for appropriation. Again, if you don’t like that fact of reality. Sorry, deal with it, shut up about it, and accept the fact that a piece of your culture has been appropriated.

I would like to see my American culture a true melting pot, once more. It seems to me that the SJWs want to forget that melting pot, want to impose harsher set of restrictions on our ability to act. And I disagree with that fact.

I will never again state my claim on whether I am “allowed” to wear a kilt. I will wear a kilt, I will wear it proudly, as I drip masculinity all over the place. And if people don’t like the fact that I will not state that I am “allowed” to wear my kilt, it sucks to be you, I guess.

In Defense of Masculinity: Part One


First off, I must say that there is no such thing as “toxic masculinity“, nor is there anything called “testosterone poisoning“. These things are a total fiction and they come from people who hate men, masculinity, and testosterone. Make no mistake that people who “think” these, and assert these things, hate men and hate manhood.

The official definition of masculinity, according to the dictionary, is “pertaining to or characteristic of a man or men.” Thus, masculine is a trait of men. And manhood is the normal behavior of a man, or of manliness.

In addition, “manliness” is sometimes a synonym for masculinity. In addition, the antonym of masculine is femininity, and femininity in a man is also called effeminacy. Now, I would imagine that some people may disagree with my definitions of masculinity, the relationship between masculinity, femininity, and effeminacy. Nevertheless, I will stick by my definitions, and if you dislike my definitions, I acknowledge your diversity.

Masculinity is based on genetics, and it has nothing to do with any sort of social constructs. That is because human beings are sexually dimorphic. That is, the two human sexes exhibit very different characteristics beyond their sexual organs. That is, male humans and female humans are inherently different from each other. That is an undeniable fact of life. Anyone that chooses to ignore that simple fact is under some sort of delusion.

The essence of masculinity is to defend and to conquer. The path of masculinity is, essentially, the way of the warrior. A man is almost always a warrior and a protector. A man is willing to die for his beliefs. and more importantly, a man is willing to kill for his beliefs. A man who is not willing to die, and to kill, for his beliefs is no man, in my opinion. A man will protect his larger group, his family unit, and himself. A man is willing to die for these things, and he is willing to kill for these things.

Thus, the role of masculinity is, to be a warrior.

Men have strength. This strength is a result of testosterone. Let’s face it, in general, men are stronger. In the Olympic games, the best women cannot compete with the strongest man, or even the weakest man in the Olympics. This is a hormonal thing, pure and simple. During puberty, a man’s strength increases drastically {Mooradian AD, Morley JE, Korenman SG (Feb 1987). “Biological actions of androgens”. Endocrine Reviews 8 (1): 1–28. doi:10.1210/edrv-8-1-1. PMID 3549275.} {Bassil N, Alkaade S, Morley JE (Jun 2009). “The benefits and risks of testosterone replacement therapy: a review”. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 5 (3): 427–48. PMC 2701485. PMID 19707253.}

Now, these are simple biological facts, and I am merely stating these facts for this article. In no way, do I dislike women at all, nor look down on women. I am just saying that men and women are different from each other. And that difference is a matter of biology, nothing more and nothing less.

Let us address the issue of testosterone. More specifically, what are the effects of testosterone on the male? Now I have heard some of the effects of testosterone, but I have not included these thing in this article, due to lack of sources.

One effect of testosterone is that testosterone seems to increase truthfulness and social behavior.

“… Researchers have now been able to demonstrate that this sex hormone surprisingly also fosters social behavior. In play situations, subjects who had received testosterone clearly lied less frequently than individuals who had only received a placebo.”
{https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010172212.htm}

Additionally, testosterone reduces fear and anxiety, and to some extent, calmness, in men.

“These data provide the first direct evidence for fear-reducing properties of testosterone in humans. Furthermore, by dissociating specific aspects of fear and anxiety in humans, this outcome highlights that testosterone’s effects on motivation and emotion concern the subcortical affective pathways of the brain.”
{https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15939408}

So, men, rejoice that you are a man. If you didn’t know, as a man you are not flawed, not damaged, and absolutely not a “broken female“. We are a part of a sexually dimorphic species, and as such, we are as necessary as a woman is. Always remember that simple fact, do not allow yourself to be shamed, do not apologize for being a man.

Ever!

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