Re: Gender and Cognitive Style

J. R. (
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 13:57:09 -0800

From: den Otter <>
>IMHO, there's only one really significant psychological gender difference,
>namely "assertiveness". Due to evolutionary circumstance women are
>*generally* less aggressive and individualistic than men. That's why they
>are treated as second rate citizens in virtually every country of the
>Assuming that this theory is correct, hormone treatments for all female
>fetuses and (later on) genetic engineering should pretty much solve the
>problem. The potential is there, it just needs to be seized. Once again,
>technology is the equalizer.

Why pick on female fetuses? Hormone treatments for all male fetuses may succeed in making men as selfish as women. JRM