Testosterone is no more "poisonous" than estrogen. Males have more aggressive behavior, and are more territorial, sure--which is great when dealing with aggressive carnivorous animals or dealing with hostile environments. The world was a very dangerous place for our ancestors, and those "aggressive" qualities helped keep children alive and allowed us to spread around the world. Too much aggression is no worse than too much passivity. Assigning negative adjectives to extremes of "male" behavior without a balance of examining negative "female" behavior simply plays into a "women rule, men drool" attitude that is precisely as sexist as a man saying women should stay barefoot and pregnant.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 7:20 PM