NOT A ZOMBIE OR UNDEAD! A LIVING HUMAN WHO EATS BRAINS!
Zombies are TOTES the most oppressed class of monsters! Not sexy like a vampire. Not powerful like a werewolf. No sweet jewelry and curses like a mummy. Damn. It sucks.
However, when zombies eat brains can they tell the difference between a male and female brain? What do they prefer to chomp down on?
We may never know due to their limited ability to give feedback, but did you know that having a female brain has been PROVEN to be true of men who think they are lesbians and have a penis that they want to stick in a lesbian (as the only form of sex that their female brain allows them to believe in?) If you don’t know what I’m on about click here.
Yes. It’s true and thanks to intrepid commenter of the day Adlai my outrageous opinions on PIV and lesbians can be put to rest in the ground (see the zombie theme continues, yay!)
Biological facts: Men and women have differently structured brains. Transsexual brains, at *least* with respect to neuron numbers in the limbic nucleus, either match the gender they say they are, rather than the sex their genitals indicate, or are somewhere in between.
Awesome!!! This must be why I excel in a male dominated field and wear masculine clothes. LOL!
Adlai links to this article using dismissive language “big words”. Oh how the big words hurt my female brain or wait is it a male brain because I love boy jeans and have a kick-ass fake leather wallet in my back pocket?
Well, based on my Fibromyalgia post you might guess that I just love me some shitty science in the morning!
What does this landmark study show? Well, it took place in the Netherlands. Did they control for class, race, ethnic group, educational background, etc? We’ll never know, but believe me scientists routinely ignore such issues. Science, the god of the easily led masses, is an older white male (or Asian on an off day) who knows everything! Because? Because! Science!!
How many people were studied? Was this conducted over time? Nope. Like all hastily promoted science we find that:
In the present study, 42 brains of patients were analyzed (for an overview see Table 1⇓). The brains of 34 reference subjects (9 presumed heterosexual males, 9 homosexual males, 10 presumed heterosexual females, and 6 male-to-female transsexuals) ranging from 20–53 yr of age, together with six brains (three males and three females) of patients with sex hormone disorders were obtained at autopsy, after the required permissions had been obtained.
42! The meaning of life and everything! Someone doing this study has a sense of humour. Do you notice too the words in bold. Nicely done there assholes. Whew, thank Darwin they didn’t study any lesbians or presumed lesbians…. Sigh. When will people realize that studies like this are done because researchers need more money and publishing something salacious that confirms the patriarchy is good for bu$ine$$.
When trans deniers hand you junk science about the brain don’t forget the important issue of neuroplasticity. In school I studied the work of a neuroscientist who was researching the brains of serial murderers. One of the most important issues that kept cropping up was the fact that the brain experiences actual physical, structural changes over time according to external stimuli.
Yes. Despite what you might have learned, that the brain is all set to go once childhood is over, your brain adapts over time.
This is both an amazing and scary prospect as we can see how incredibly invasive our culture really is. The patriarchy really can brainwash one into actual sex differences in the brain, but those sex differences are NOT INNATE or essential. They DO NOT mean that a man is actually a woman.
For example women are not inherently inferior in math. Culture influences how women are able to perform mathematically. With a sample size of over 1200 people this study has much more potential to hopefully ignite more of its kinds to see how far the issue of the brain and sex go.
In completely non-sex based news that corresponds to the concept of neuroplasticity are the brain growth patterns seen in British taxi-cab drivers. You can read about that here.
As I told good ol’ Adlai we are still at the beginning of our search into the human brain and its capabilities. It’s hard to separate culture out from biology and the brain’s willingness to change over time makes that more difficult.
What we are learning from cutting edge researchers is that the things that we think are the most set in stone (like gender roles) are not universal and not biological. I don’t doubt that gender dysphoria exists, but it is something created by culture not allowing people freedom of expression. Why does anyone want to fit in a box anyway? Laziness? Convenience? Fear?
It is my absolute belief that smashing the gender binary and not reinforcing it by men claiming to be women is essential to our culture moving ahead instead of stagnating. That’s fucking radical.
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