Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Are Women Addicted to Talking?
It is something one half of the population has long suspected - and the other half always vocally denied. Women really do talk more than men.I've been trying to say this for years, but someone of the female gender always interrupts me.
In fact, women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man.
Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests.
The book also states that women devote more brain cells to talking. Indeed, it claims women get a high from talking similar to the high heroin addicts from the deadly opiate.
And, if that wasn't enough, the simple act of talking triggers a flood of brain chemicals which give women a rush similar to that felt by heroin addicts when they get a high.In the book, by Dr Luan Brizendine, the author claims "testosterone also reduces the size of the section of the brain involved in hearing - allowing men to become "deaf" to the most logical of arguments put forward by their wives and girlfriends. " I wonder how the Dr. Brizendine reached this conclusion. A logical argument has to be verbalize in order for one to become "deaf" to it. If our wives and girlfriends ever put forth a logical argument, we might listen. (Here I put the obligatory :-) for those too dense to recognize satire.) :-)
The male brain does have its advantages.
But what the male brain may lack in conversation and emotion, they more than make up with in their ability to think about sex.Now that is a good use of the super processing power of the brain. How can you only think about sex once a day? Ridiculous.
Dr Brizendine says the brain's "sex processor" - the areas responsible for sexual thoughts - is twice as big as in men than in women, perhaps explaining why men are stereotyped as having sex on the mind.
Or, to put it another way, men have an international airport for dealing with thoughts about sex, "where women have an airfield nearby that lands small and private planes".
Studies have shown that while a man will think about sex every 52 seconds, the subject tends to cross women's minds just once a day, the University of California psychiatrist says.
Now for the clincher -
"Girls arrive already wired as girls, and boys arrive already wired as boys. Their brains are different by the time they're born, and their brains are what drive their impulses, values and their very reality.We used to know this and then feminism insisted we pretend the differences don't really exist. I wonder how many people think that, given the proper upbringing, girls could run as fast and throw as far as boys. Folks, it ain't gonna happen.
Roger Banister broke the four minute mile in 1954 with a time of 3 min 59.4 seconds. The current world record is 3:43.13. The fastest time ever by a woman is 4:12.56. Jim Ryun ran a sub-4-minute mile in 1964 while still in high school.
In shot put ("throwing" a heavy iron ball), the records are very close. The men's world record is 75 ft 10¼ in. For women the record is 74 ft 3 in. Oh, I almost forgot, the women's shot put weighs 8.8 pounds. The men's shot put weighs 16 pounds, almost double the women's'.
This kind of obvious information should give warning to those that believe all the gender differences are learned. From the same article:
Other scientists, however, are sceptical about the effects of testosterone on the brain and say many of the differences between the male and female personality can be explained by social conditioning, with a child's upbringing greatly influencing their character.Yeah, right. I bet the last statement ought to be "if you aggregate a large number of studies, compensate for the amount of time spent in the presence of others, count guttural sounds and farts as words, then there is little difference between the amount men and women talk.
Deborah Cameron, an Oxford University linguistics professor with a special interest in language and gender, said the amount we talk is influenced by who we are with and what we are doing.
She added: "If you aggregate a large number of studies you will find there is little difference between the amount men and women talk."
Why can't we accept who we are? I'm content being a man, which means in many feminist's minds, female and male, I am stuck in a stereotypical role and living a rigid gender restricted life that prevents me from reaching my full potential. One thing I've learned about reaching one's "full" potential - be what you are, develop your abilities as fully as possible and DO NOT try to be something your not. My oldest son is lean, quick and fast. Making him a lineman on a football team would defeat the use of his abilities, wide receiver or defensive back is where he should be. My youngest son is beefy, weighs 25 more than his slightly taller brother. He has good, not great, speed and quickness "for his size." As a wide receiver or defensive back he would be a complete failure. At linebacker he could wreak terror in opposing quarterbacks and running backs, which he did this past season.
All the "step outside your gender roles" stuff in fine. But. But if you don't admit who really you are (and that doesn't mean a 6'4" transsexual lesbian) and what you can really do, success will be elusive. I believe that is one reason that my children perform so well. Their mother and I keep our expectations for our children within the realm of reality not some fantasy of our daughter playing football or our sons becoming the "sensitive" type.
The male chromosome is an incomplete female chromosome. In other words, the male is a walking abortion; aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient, emotionally limited; maleness is a deficiency disease and males are emotional cripples. -- Valerie Solanos
that men are inferior to women and they really beleive it
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