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Wouldn't it be great if we could limit testosterone!

Scared with BPD

Scared with BPD

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Think of where the really bad warring stuff starts? Yes, greed and materialism plays a great part, but honestly, how many women do you know that stalk and rape men?

Wouldn't women with our more logical brains have stopped all this nonsense a long time ago. How many War Ladies do you hear of in Africa?

I know I'm only tinily scratching the surface but does anyone else out there agree with me?

BTW, I'm no radical feminist or lesbian but if I was, I certainly wouldn't try and hide it!

Any thoughts ........

Claire xx
 
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I would certainly question 'female logic'? :confused: That ones still a mystery to me. I would also say that Estrogen is not as innocent as you would like to think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXTGTklag3E

Granted men are more violent; & great harm has been done to women in ages past; especially the burning times - but today? Go out on a Saturday Night in any major town & tell me that women are all sweetness & light.
 
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Wants and Acts

You also have to consider how many acts of men are for the nagging forfilments of a womans wants........

........ I have also known women who start fights between men for there own pleasure of watching.

Yes testosterone my be a factor, but only a part of the whole equation.

You cant blame either sex for the ills of the world, its a group effort.

How many men would stop fighting if all mothers told them not to, but mothers do not do this.......!, and not all sons would listern........

I think your argument is onto a looser ........... :p
 
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A little off topic here but it reminds me of an interesting point I read years ago. Men are supposedly more 'logical' than women and women are the weaker emotional creatures. I was reading a book about female serial killers and its interesting to note that women are considerably more likely to get away with murder. Reason being is men generally kill in fits of emotional violent outbursts while women generally are more calculated and planned (ie. logical).

Back on topic... I think while men and women's brains definitely work differently, there is that equality in regards to negative behavior. I wonder how much of women's restraint in regards to violence has been social programming. Many countries are still very much male dominated and while women are breaking out of that mould in many, there is still remnants of it. For example women still get paid less, women are still being expected in something like 95% of relationships to deal with housework even if both partners have full time jobs. And anyone who picks up a Dolly, or Cleo magazine can see girls are still being fed the idea they should be focused on looks, makeup, fashion, shopping and other ditzy crap. You wont find those magazines encouraging girls to educate themselves for highly successful careers.

I've also noticed a massive increase in violence among women and traditionally 'male' behavior from girls. Teenage girls in groups bashing up other girls for example. Its happening more and more often. Also women are becoming seemingly more predatory in regards to picking up and/or manipulating guys. I think all this is because views on what is acceptable for ladies is loosening up with the whole 'women's lib' thing.

Don't get me wrong... I am strongly opposed to discrimination and wish for real equality for women all over the world. I just think both sexes have their strengths and weaknesses and i think what we are raised to believe as acceptable has an impact on our personalities and actions. A child who sees their father beat their mother has a very high chance of following those patterns when they grow up. Girls who see that as children tend to end up in abusive relationships and boys who see it tend to be abusive themselves.

Not sure if its true or not but a friend also read that some studies have shown women actually think about sex more than men which blows another stereotype out of the water.
 
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Good reply.

I wonder how much of women's restraint in regards to violence has been social programming.
How much is 'everything' social conditioning?

I've also noticed a massive increase in violence among women and traditionally 'male' behavior from girls.
I have noticed it all too.

Not sure if its true or not but a friend also read that some studies have shown women actually think about sex more than men which blows another stereotype out of the water.
Best not to live by too many stereotypes. Female/male views on sex I think may have a lot to do with reproduction - sorry to state the obvious. Women have a limited amount of eggs - & they are precious. Men can go around firing off globules of millions of sperm, & many times a day if they choose to. I think that has a deep psychological effect for both sexes.
 
Scared with BPD

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Just re-visited this thread I started and would like to say - far too black and white in my thinking (Oh yes, I've been through a few Pscyhologist/Psychiatrist's offices in my time) but I do still think Testosterone is a pretty lethal hormone.

What I didn't say previously is that women have testosterone as well as men. It is mainly at a lower level than men but it does vary by the fluctuating oestrogen levels in women. That good old PMT (god I'm old ) now called PMS I think is a case in point. The fluctuations of hormones in a woman can cause totally "out of character" destructive and aggressive behaviour.

Anyway, with my tiny little attention span, bored myself already so off to find another new post to write some garbage on!

C x
 
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