Re: Sexual dimoprhism in human brain...

William Bangs (wbbangs@U.WASHINGTON.EDU)
Sun, 19 Feb 1995 11:45:32 -0800

Hi. This latest turn in this thread is interesting because I finally
think I understand the (strained) logic here: if males are said to be
"better", "more capable" or "better suited to" anything than females at
anything, then if a man is saying it it's "woman baiting". If a woman
says it she's just been brainwashed. Ruby, I'm afraid I agree with Ralph
on this one. The problem is the medium of writing; it doesn't allow for
the kind of face to face contact which would tend to indicate whether
Ralph really is sexist (and just "sticking this bit of sexism in the
middle of a scientific claim") or just plain old making a scientific
claim! Why not give him the benefit of the doubt? Now, if he ever says
(or writes): "Men are better able to make moral judgements than women
because of such and such in the brain", then OK: I'd pound him. But, as
he points out, humans are not exempt from biology (though aparantly most
of our history records our attempts to be!). Hope this helps.

Ben Bangs

We each must decide which values are worth saving,
which satisfactions are worth sacrificing,
what ultimately we wish from life.

I fear many do not give this proposition
the sufficient thought it deserves:
until they become too engrained in a superficial life,
too far removed to find such harmony again...

Kerry Heubeck: Where Feasts Come Rarely; a Viet-Nam Album