Are hormones key to sex differences?

No.

It’s genetics.

Duh.

It’s the oldest theory before we had neuroscience of structure and genes after that.

It would be like saying an empty wallet is the cause of poverty.
It’s more of an effect, isn’t it? It skips out on a lot of vital info there.
Ah, but you can’t sell people better genes…………………*

Most hormones aren’t sex-specific and amounts are rarely exclusive (even E and T).

https://johndenugent.com/images/Brizendine-Female-Brain-chapter-1.pdf

Here’s a good book about how hormones influence the female brain though, sample chapter only.

Called The Female Brain, as it happens.

I wish Testosterone Rex, another generally good book on sex differences took the same approach and covered men and male psychology. There’s a need.

The biochemical is gene-mediated and environment also plays a role (think fight/flight). You can’t have epi-genetics without genes. Sexuality is such a large confound, as well as sexual strategy between sexes, that porous boundaries don’t really exist, you will naturally be more one category than another

There aren’t really books on neurogenetics yet.

YET.

Structural differences (mixed parental genetic) are close.

To blame hormones is sexist and wrong in every conceivable sense, whether it’s claiming a man can hit another because T or a woman can drown her baby because she’s too sensitive.

Genetic variations are either

  1. natural fucking up but not causing infant mortality e.g. genetic disease, various other forms of disease a la Medical Model.
  2. nature evolving a mutation for shiggles to see if it passes the second threshold, successful procreation.

*it’s weird how the men laughing at transgender hormonal treatments are obsessing over taking tons of ‘testosterone supplements’ like that’s good for you? What’s your excuse?

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