Study debunks notion that men and women are psychologically distinct

meloromantics:

oddpicturesoddpeople:

sinidentidades:

The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has dealt a devastating blow to the notion that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to how they think and act.

“Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is,” Bobbi J. Carothers of Washington University in St. Louis and Harry T. Reis of the University of Rochester explained in their study. “That is, there are not two distinct genders, but instead there are linear gradations of variables associated with sex, such as masculinity or intimacy, all of which are continuous.”

Analyzing 122 different characteristics from 13,301 individuals in 13 studies, the researchers concluded that differences between men and women were best seen as dimensional rather than categorical. In other words, the differences between men and women should be viewed as a matter of degree rather than a sign of consistent differences between two distinct groups.

You mean human beings, like everything else, living and mineral, in nature exist on a series of both parallel and intersecting spectrums, and there is no such thing as a definitive binary or black/white divide?

MRAs, RadFems, and EvoPsych people everyone will be horrified to find this out.

radfems would not be horrified because this is what we’ve been telling people for forever

radical feminism seeks to abolish gender, as in the set of social conditions and structures that position female children as less than and raise them to be submissive and ornamental

abolishing this social construct means acknowledging that there is no fundamental difference between men and women psychologically [and very few noticeable physical differences: sex characteristics are obvious, but without the structure of gender telling women that they shouldn’t become muscular because men would no longer find them attractive, or that men who don’t have muscle tone in certain places are weak] and that differences that arise are a result of upbringing and social conditioning. 

this is, quite basically, what being gender-critical means. this news is scientific support of radical feminist theory, and the fact that someone thinks radical feminists would be “horrified” at this news means that liberal feminists’ straw-feminist smear campaign and silencing tactics against radicalism have been very successful.

"Feminists live in relationship with people who (whether consciously or unconsciously) are sexist and anti-feminist. We live with people whose lives have gone seemingly untouched by the women’s movement, or who lack an awareness of the political character of their personal decisions. Our world is one that has only been partially and imperfectly transformed by feminism; all of us who would be feminists live at odds with the world around us.
… This dilemma – that feminist political consciousness requires of us that we understand those we love and care about as having made nonfeminist or even anti-feminist choices, which understanding puts in jeopardy those same relationships – is pervasive for feminists living in a world only partially transformed by feminism. Our political views and consciousness necessitate judgments about those we love: about the gendered division of labor within a friend’s marriage, about the choice a sister makes to leave the workforce to stay at home with her children, about the way a teenage daughter wants to dress and act, about the sexist and homophobic jokes a friend likes to tell, about how one’s partner places his career goals above one’s own, about a colleague’s desire to have another child before tenure when her case is already shaky. Yet, if we articulate these judgments, or allow them to affect our relationships, we risk triggering passionate conflict – which makes relationship unpleasant if not impossible. However, if we suspend judgment in the context of our personal relationships, we seem to be failing in courage as feminists – for feminism is precisely about reworking and revisioning the personal."

why I’ve started using MOGAI

trigilis:

(Marginalised Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex)

- a blanket term referring to everyone who isn’t a dyadic cisgender heterosexual and heteroromantic person.

  • it’s shorter, more inclusive and easier to pronounce than LGBTQIAP+
  • not a slur like “queer”
  • doesn’t have a history of including dyadic cishet kinksters, paedophiles, or rapists like GSRM (Gender, Sexual and Romantic Minorities) 
  • doesn’t include dyadic cishet women while excluding binary trans men like MOGII (Marginalised Orientations, Gender Identities, and Intersex) 
  • Allies can’t take the “A”, because “Marginalised Orientations, Gender Allies, and Intersex” wouldn’t make the least bit of sense

yamiyuugis:

tedaltmans:

since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado

link to article

tpoc YES

Q
— Anonymous: How do you feel about trans women invading feminist spaces?

daniellemertina:

i don’t get how a woman can “invade” a space meant for women. 

dinocology:

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

His name is Arsh Shah Dilbagi and he’s 16 years old. Gettin tired of sensationalized “mystery baby from a country where people are brown does a science thing!” articles. Use peoples names, don’t act so surprised when people of color are geniuses.

dynastylnoire:

al-mujahida:

safahassan99:

Fell in love when I saw this 👌👌 #muslim #islam #hijab #proud #covered #quote #beautiful

Yaaaas

preach!!!!

cutiebabykitten:

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commanderdryden:

a trans woman’s beauty is not determined by how well she can adhere to cis-centric standards of beauty

a non-white woman’s beauty is not determined by how well she can adhere to euro-centric beauty standards

DANSMILTH