There’s no baseline for comparison — except for all of the studies that I cited which show that there are almost no biological differences, including brain differences, between men and women that don’t have to do with size and strength.

Where’s your proof that men and women find a center and cluster on different sides of it? The only indications of that are entirely sociological. We know that because in different cultures, men and women do different things.

Being told where to stand is vastly different than gravitating towards it. Some men are lumberjacks and some are ballet dancers. Some women are mechanics and some are preschool teachers. Humanity is a giant continuum and by far the greatest determinant about what people gravitate towards is due to their socialization about what is appropriate for their gender.

All the earliest computer and tech people were women until men started to realize that it wasn’t just a type of clerical job, but one that actually required analysis. Then they pushed women out of the field.

Binary gender with strict rules for each is an important element of patriarchy. Meanwhile, most baby girls and baby boys are drawn to the color blue. It’s only when kids get a little bit older, girls want things that are pink — because they’ve been taught that they should.

I’ve got a scientific meta-study, history, anthropology, and sociology on my side. You’ve got nothing but your opinion, supported only by your condescending tone. Gee, I wonder which one holds more weight?

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