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?

Social, sexual peptides and mental illness

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23479945

It’s all well and good discussing amygdala – like you could find it easier than a clitoris – but if you won’t look at the chemistry you’re going into a wet subject totally dry.

Video: The failure of Gen X parents

Are they really Gen X? Lower Gen X.

“like they’re fucking Plato”

I’m glad someone is taking Molyneux to task on the liberal assumption all children are angelic snowflakes who care about reason and truth and never bully or murder one another unless it’s a parents fault for showing them violence.

Have you seen chimps?

Do chimps have violent cartoons Stefan?

Do gorilla spank?

Do antelope butt heads?

Children are not smart. Children are not mature. Children do not have full brains yet.

That’s why they legally need a parent. They need hierarchy, they love routine and stability. Shit tests exist in children and the immature e.g. negging. If there are no boundaries practically, they know they never existed in theory – i.e. you lied to them, so not only will they keep misbehaving, but they won’t believe in moral objectivity (only relativism like the Pleasure Principle) but they’ll also hate you.

This failure to be an assertive ADULT is called permissive parenting. There are studies. Have at it, folks.

The smart Gen Y are doubting parenthood because they see this. Many Gen Y can’t even afford kids, let alone ungrateful ones. I do think Gen Y will be worse (like, abusive level worse) in places.

Weak parents, weak children. The sins of the father…. A good tree produces good fruit, a bad tree… should be sterilized. He misses one major issue here: slutty parents. This does a number on the kid’s brains. They begin to feel unwanted and this naturally fucks anyone up existentially (most edgy nihilism, parents ignored them). Should parents be allowed to re-marry if they have proven themselves incapable of the responsibility?

If the parent has no superego, how can they instill one to their spawn?
If the parent cares about the reputation of being married more than staying married, how can society allow this superficial abuse of the system to make their personal lives look more responsible?

Another one is technology. Anyone giving a smartphone to a baby or a toddler should be locked up. I’m completely serious. Apple employees wouldn’t do that. They would agree with me, it’s brain damaging. Why doesn’t Jr have impulse control when we gave him bleeping instant access to the whole world while he was still trying to figure out selfhood and not being selfish? There should be 16+ age restrictions on smartphones, especially the camera unit. With the amount of child-made child pornography (the grooming of “sexting”) it’s a rare time we need regulations because the parents are inept.

Other needs?

Revoke the marketing category of teenager. You’re adult or child.

Let older children work and earn as much money for the same labour.

Allow children to graduate early, including with MOOCs.

Encourage children to be useful to the family, they are not pets to be indulged.

Spoiling isn’t a good thing like adverts say. It’s corruption. The short track to the parental ego boost, it’s all about the parent seeing their brat ‘so happy’. The kid plays up to it over time.

You can spoil a hard-working adult – either yourself or your spouse, romancing your child is creepy. Buying gifts to make them like you – ew.

Children can’t respect power in a parent that isn’t there.

Beauty relieves pain

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810008001177

On the right tab of more articles, plenty of papers on neuroaesthetics.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661314000758

Beauty is real.

Neuroaesthetics is an emerging discipline within cognitive neuroscience that is concerned with understanding the biological bases of aesthetic experiences. These experiences involve appraisals of natural objects, artifacts, and environments. Because aesthetic encounters are common in everyday life, exploration of their biological bases can deepen our understanding of human behavior in important domains such as mate selection, consumer behavior, communication, and art. We review recent evidence showing that aesthetic experiences emerge from the interaction between sensory–motor, emotion–valuation, and meaning–knowledge neural systems. Neuroaesthetics draws from and informs traditional areas of cognitive neuroscience including perception, emotion, semantics, attention, and decision-making. The discipline is at a historical inflection point and is poised to enter the mainstream of scientific inquiry.

There are interesting findings about the amygdala’s novelty trigger and about aesthetic expertise in the brain.

Whatever, evolution.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811911006203

Techniques of Propaganda (1949)

When America had something to be smug about.

PR is literally just propaganda. Everyone has PR, so everyone else needs PR, whether they want it or not.
If it tugs on feelings, especially guilt, it’s propaganda. They shouldn’t need to sink that low if they have a genuine point. It’s the same with frivolous lines e.g. get back into the kitchen was never funny, because women have always influenced elections. You’ve just turned away one vote to your opponent. Republicans don’t get this, everyone you reject is a Dem win.
Just as often, there are neutralizations of any dissent.
The classic one is a thought-terminating cliche. Exactly what it sounds like.
Transfer is ad hominem.
Card stacking – misquoting, cherrypicking, sharpshooter fallacy etc.
Testimonials exploit the Halo Effect. It’s the opposite of what SJWs try, guilt by association (and guilty until proven suitably progressive). There’s a witch trial vibe of suspicion.
Plain folks are a kind of cheerleader effect for the average voter, Joe Public. There is a lure toward a false consensus, negating the need to argue or debate from an honest position or with the burden of proof. It’s pretending there’s a bandwagon, hoping the network effect makes it so. Perception studies show how vital popularity is, or the perception thereof, to what the individual thinks of as their personal opinion. These are stubborn when set but can only be based on the information they’re exposed to.
The great part of this fake news is how it started – with the BBC.
Now people have a neologism for the concept, they’ll be on the lookout for propaganda. Problem is, the Old Media are the ones pumping out most of it.
For Corbyn they tried this, including a hategoat, like a scapegoat but for people you’re meant to hate (think the villain you boo in a pantomime). People pointed out the Boomers in the table video were likelier to vote for Corbyn, actually, and he was one himself.
The purpose of propaganda is control. It’s manipulation via the heartstrings.
“To do something, to believe something, or to buy something.”
Plenty of men are wary of the first but the latter escape them. A fool and his money.
2. Look for negative evidence. Things that make their position look bad or the speaker to feel bad.
Why do you think they never teach how to spot this in state schools?

If they have different motivations or end goals to you, if they aren’t intellectually honest, you probably shouldn’t agree with them. To deny group-level interests are innate and real is ludicrous. What they want opposes you. The political is personal, that’s why votes are one each.

Leftism would’ve never gained traction without the spotlights of Hollywood making it seem cool and happy. Yes it’s a lie if you look at say, the data, but how many people do that? A minority of high-info voters.

Video: Resisting improvement addiction

It’s another excuse to sell you shit you don’t need.

If you’ve seen Fight Club, you’ve got no excuse.

The fact dick supplements still sell, shows men are the dumber sex. I’m sorry, but women don’t buy Viagra, okay? You don’t get to complain about female spending habits because at the end of the day, clothing and shoes have practical value.

Honour and character oppose the flighty, narcissistic temperament fed by constant you can do it! change your life! marketing. The former people do not pay out for life coaches and the like. It’s lifestyle spending,  consumer cult-ure. Most modern people can’t commit to a New Year’s Resolution, let alone another human. One of the biggest reasons given for divorce? They changed. You’re meant to change! Together! In the same direction! I want to bash their heads together.

Have it All is not feminist. It’s Baby Boomer, the beginning of teen propaganda, where the world is and always will be your oyster and your current age 40+ is the new 30. If you don’t have unlimited potential, you might not be cool, and therefore worthless. Think about that. It produces a culture of easily led idiots, who make no permanent changes to your system. They’re too busy thinking about their killer abs or which colour to dye their hair this week.

Vapid people, dying society.

Other times, employers use it to force that little piece of soul you had left, out into their profit margins, beyond your compensation.

You don’t self-improve for other people, it’s right there in the name.

That’s called servitude. If we swallow all the propaganda, we are equal and self-responsible, meaning nobody should be pushing you to change anything, unless you have an arrangement (classically known as employment).

Improvement is used as an excuse, a distraction, GAINS instead of rifle training and making yourself a good husband (material), hair styles and make-up tutorials instead of being beautiful on the inside. The Beautiful Ones were all still rats. What’s worse than a dumb, vain rat?

At its most pathological, it’s an addiction. I’m deadly serious. The hollow, signalling value of gamifying aspects of your life dissociates from living it, being present and active. It starts with a silly thing like bed notches and ends with collecting jars of your own urine like Howard Hughes. Plenty of right-wing people go loopy this way, they won’t like me saying this.

You shouldn’t feel a need to brag about being yourself. #redflag

I guess don’t care, if you really don’t care. I happen to.