Science helps us in matters of mutual misunderstanding between men and women (Or the male brain and female brain):
1) There is a female, genetic, cognitive bias, toward Solipsism, or what women generally refer to as “personalizing” an argument;
2) Just as there is a related female, genetic, cognitive bias to argue the person rather than the argument;
3) just as there is a related female genetic, cognitive bias to NAXALT (“not all x are like that”) – which is the failure to intuit the difference between a distribution (curve) and equality (line);
4) Just as there is a related female genetic cognitive bias to conflate the desirable/undesirable, with the good/true.
And… you are demonstrating all those female, genetic, cognitive biases that evolution gave you, so that you would protect your children from any form of outcasting (negative differentiation, boycott) that would limit their chances of prosperity – or even survival.
I am not a woman, with solipsistic cognitive biases for the purpose of protecting my offspring, but a man, with analytic cognitive biases for the purpose of maintaining or increasing the competitive capacity of the tribe that consists of my brothers our mates, and offspring.
As such while it is in your reproductive interest to be ‘confused’ to some degree, it is in my reproductive interests to not be. You cannot afford to fail to grasp the world of threats to your offspring as it is, just as I cannot afford to fail grasp the world of threats to my tribe as it is.
Ergo, I don’t confuse the good/bad with the true/false, nor make the mistake of equality vs distribution, nor deny the overwhelming evidence of demonstrated human nature (prostitution vs war) throughout all of human and pre-human history.
What I understand you to be saying is that you do not want the public to hold a low opinion of women like you because it would put you at an even greater status disadvantage than you had been in the past. And that I can understand.
But conversely, I don’t make the mistake of saying that because males disproportionately commit violent crime, that there is any chance I will commit violent crime. Nor would I say it was bad or false to say that they do so. Truth is truth. Period.
Apr 19, 2018 5:21am