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jiyuriahi asked:

Oh, for fuck's sake. Why do people not GET male and female brains work differently. Personality wise? Not really. But the female brain is twice as fast (they NEED it for when they get pregnant so they don't DIE) and demands different hormones. Women also have better abilities with color differences, and better senses of smell. That's why men are more likely to be colorblind. That's fucking science not a construct. WHY DO PEOPLE NOT GET THIS? IT'S. NOT. HARD.

raeltran:

raeltran:

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I was actually (possibly) mistaken on the energy being twice as much, so much as how they vent the energy, but female brains are faster, by quite a lot. (It’s debated, so I’m not sure, the program could have been off, it’s rather old by now.)

However, I was not mistaken on female brains being faster.

"Men also have approximately 6.5 times more gray matter in the brain than women, but before the heads of all the men out there start to swell, listen to this: Women have about 10 times more white matter than men do [source: Carey]. This difference may account for differences in how men and women think. Men seem to think with their gray matter, which is full of active neurons. Women think with the white matter, which consists more of connections between the neurons. In this way, a woman’s brain is a bit more complicated in setup, but those connections may allow a woman’s brain to work faster than a man’s.

If you’re a lady still concerned about the size issues brought up in the first paragraph, let’s address that now. In women’s brains, the neurons are packed in tightly, so that they’re closer together. This proximity, in conjunction with speedy connections facilitated by the white matter, is another reason why women’s brains work faster. Some women even have as many as 12 percent more neurons than men do. In studying women’s brains, psychologist Sandra Witelson found that those neurons were most densely crowded on certain layers of the cortex, namely the ones responsible for signals coming in and out of the brain. This, Witelson believed, may be one reason why women tend to score higher on tests that involve language and communication, and she came to believe that these differences were present from birth.”

Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/men-women-different-brains1.htm

“Disparities in how certain brain substances are distributed may be more revealing. Notably, male brains contain about 6.5 times more gray matter — sometimes called ‘thinking matter” — than women. Female brains have more than 9.5 times as much white matter, the stuff that connects various parts of the brain, than male brains. That’s not all. “The frontal area of the cortex and the temporal area of the cortex are more precisely organized in women, and are bigger in volume,” Geary tells WebMD. This difference in form may explain a lasting functional advantage that females seem to have over males: dominant language skills.

Source: http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/how-male-female-brains-differ?page=2

Sources for “women have better senses of smell then men”.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1796447.stm

http://articles.latimes.com/1997/dec/29/health/he-3101

Incidentally,it’s likely based in hormones.

Sources that women can differentiate color better then men.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/09/04/health-men-see-things-differently-to-women_n_1853520.html

http://www.asu.edu/news/research/womencolors_090104.htm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120907-men-women-see-differently-science-health-vision-sex/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/where-men-see-white-women-see-ecru-22540446/?no-ist

http://www.livescience.com/22894-men-and-women-see-things-differently.html

It’s also worth noting, one of the things they said influences it is testosterone.

So there you go, some sources. Hope that helps.

I also know of the whole “women’s brains are faster thing” due to Autism, and how high functioning Autism (which is caused by having a more active mind), is often considered easier on women then men. (And often they slur less, and have less issues, and seem more normal.) 

"Well, now that I’m home, what do I want to do for Easter?

I could play one of my romance stories.

No, wait, they might have sex in them.

I could make it so I can post those videos from the DVD I bought so my friends can watch it.

No, wait, can’t do that, that’s illegal. 

I could play my Digimon game.

No, wait, I have one of the Seven Deadly Sins in my main party.”

So, I’m just sitting here practically staring at a wall, waiting for something to happen.

http://gohomeharry.tumblr.com/post/83321497149/jiyuriahi-chraystmaseve-omgoswin

jiyuriahi:

chraystmaseve:

omgoswin:

kylesbogusjourney:

Female privilege is getting to claim a headache to avoid sex.

Female oppression is having to claim physical illness to avoid sex because men won’t take a simple fucking “no” for an answer.

Female oppression is men…

I wasn’t even going to reply to this because it’s Easter, but let’s do this.

When did I once, even once, defend male rapists? Never.

I merely brought attention to the fact that male rape victims are often ignored or treated poorly, especially due to the fallacy that “men always want sex” (which is false).

In fact my quote was:

How about all those people who say “well a man doesn’t carry the baby for 9 months!” and that’s why their rapes are LESSER. Yes, someone telling a rape victim their rapes are LESSER (which is appalling) is a rather common thing.

And to top that off, it’s just not true. If the woman keeps the kid, often the rape victim has to pay child support. For a kid that came from rape. For 18-20+ years.

And I’m going to repeat this part, because apparently it needs to be said.

Yes, someone telling a rape victim their rapes are LESSER (which is appalling) is a rather common thing.

And this one as well.

And to top that off, it’s just not true. If the woman keeps the kid, often the rape victim has to pay child support. For a kid that came from rape. For 18-20+ years.

Boy, I sure did say victim a lot! It’s like you totally ignored that for your own benefit. In fact, I don’t think I ever once said the rapist deserved any sympathy at all. Not even once. 

I was merely pointing out that men have the same problem, and people are often taught men always want sex, and that society is actually really awful to male rape victims, and that this isn’t a one sided female issue. It’s an issue for everybody.

And why would a rape victim be in jail for being raped?

In the thing I was pointing out, I was talking about male rape victims, and how female rapists tend to get more of a pass (even against other women (which I’m also deeply against, all rapists should suffer equally for their actions, regardless of the victim.)). 

Do you just read the word male and assume the worst? That they must be the rapist? Why? I mean as a feminist, this astounds me, who do you think this is helping? Feminism? No, you work against all we’ve worked for. The victims? No, most victims of abuse I know are bothered by this behavior, in facts it makes us want to cry.

Oh, and for the record, the reason I care about this issue so much (and the reason a good portion of my friends do)? Because I’m an abuse victim myself. 

A female one. And I have seen so many men go ignored or suffer for this reasoning, and no abuse victim, regardless of gender, deserves to be ignored. Everybody deserves help. Pretending it’s a one sided issue helps no one. And I certainly don’t condone rape or abuse.

And I don’t know how you saw me as defending a rapist, but I want to be clear, I don’t condone rape in anyway, regardless of gender, regardless of who, and I promise you, I don’t believe anyone is obligated to give sex to someone. (I’m a virgin until marriage for goodness’ sake. (And no, I’m not against people who have sex, before you go there.))

I’m entirely disgusted by abuse and rape, it’s something I find unforgivable. I agree, rapists deserve to suffer from their rape (regardless of gender). But I don’t think any rape victims deserve to suffer for being raped (regardless of gender).

And the fact that you thought saying this on Easter was OK, just floors me. Do you really think that’s alright? Did you even consider how that might hurt someone?

And speaking of being an abuse victim, my family and I are on pretty bad terms. My friends hear me cry a lot for being called a burden, being told I shouldn’t have been born, and that I’m trapped in a room with no future.

But for today, I was actually having a nice time with my parents, for the first time in a very long time. For the first time in a very long time (possibly even years, these days are very rare for me), they weren’t making me feel awful at every turn, and we felt like a family again.

And then I log in, as an abuse victim, to find this. Saying that I condone any sort of rape or abuse (something I’m deeply against (I was merely defending all victims, as a victim, because I know what it’s like to have help turn away.)), do you even consider the repercussions of your actions? All you had to do was read that over a little bit more to notice I was defending victims in general. I was merely saying it wasn’t a one sided issue. Or not strawman it, if you did read it. I don’t know who you think you’re helping, but you’re certainly not helping victims of any kind. I say this without any malice, but just consider your actions next time, OK? You never know who you’re walking on.

I’m not going to reply again, even if you reply to me. I just wanted to get that out, because, wow. You just told me I condone the things done to my friends, and to abuse victims like myself, on what was a very rare day that wasn’t awful for me. And I’m not even angry, just kind of sad and astounded. And I feel really bad for both my friends, (who are abuse victims themselves), and just in general on how these issues are. But I can promise you, you haven’t ruined my day.

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