Re: Disorders

Bradley Felton (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 00:13:56 -0500

At 04:41 PM 7/14/98 -0700, Sharon Presley wrote:
>I'm a psychologist who has read a LOT of the original research in the areas
>of gender, gender roles (one of my specialties), and sexual preference. My
>reaction to the above statement is HA-HA. We are FAR from "proving" one way
>or another what the genetic bases (or lack of such ) for gender roles and
>sexual preferences are. The studies are slippery, fraught with
>methodological problems, small in size, contradictory and highly
>controversial. For every one that provides evidence FOR a genetic basis,
>there is a study that fails to support it. We jut don't know yet -- so
>please don't make such claims in an area that I suspect is outside your
>area of expertise. If I'm wrong about the issue of expertise, I'm prepared
>to play dueling studies with you at some point(well, that is, if I have the
>time!). If this is outside your expertise, then you might do well to read
>a little more before you make such claims.

As one of the major purveyors of the non-PC ideas you object to, I'd like to make it clear that I have no expertise in the consensual-reality world of psychology, and make no claims about what psychologists may or may not agree upon this week.

I do enjoy dueling, but I suspect that we would each consider the other to be an unarmed opponent....

-Bradley Felton