I appreciate very much that you bore my rant so well.
But how can I make myself more clear?! (I think we should make an interest case study as to how you become a writer while I a scientist. ;-))
As a biochemist, I am probably much more aware of the reality of the biological difference between man and woman. That's not even an issue with me.
For starters, men are bigger, stronger, and have penis. Women are smaller, with weaker physical strength, but have uterus and breasts. By default these different physical attributes HAVE TO affect the approaches in pursuing a prosperous life for each sex. Many of the characteristics in women’s behaviors have to be connected to those facts. They may sometimes seem irrational to men, from a male perspective, but we shouldn’t just give up and dismiss them as some unaccountable “differences”. Unfortunately, there is a big gap in our understanding of the connection between one’s anatomy/hormones and one’s mind. And that has led to many false interpretations and extrapolations.
I guess the biggest problem I have with your article is that you threw in there a lot of statistics and observations, and somehow blurred the real biological differences with those that are resulted from environments.
In your P.S. post, you said that you don’t care about the source of these differences. But I DO care. And I think it’s very important that we separate those real biologically determined differences from the artificial ones. Because for the real biological differences, we can do nothing with them (well, almost) and should just go with them; while we CAN do something about the artificially imposed mentalities, in both males and females.
(Edited by Hong Zhang on 4/07, 9:07am)