|Date:||October 24th, 2000|
This is an excerpt from a private email discussion, pardon the poor formatting:
To be frank, I seriously have some strong opinions about what hormones do to human beings - and it is all backed up by some strong medical evidence (though why the medical community hasn't drawn these conclusions implies that either they are stupid or I am missing something): Testosterone causes: 1) Sex drive 2) Logical/critical thinking skills 3) Aggression Estrogen creates: 1) Relationship skills 2) Nurturing skills 3) Mood swing Now - the key is this - I am not claiming that men are testosterone and women are estrogen or that either is better - they both have positive and negative traits. Men and women have both hormones in different levels. For example, about 1 in 100 women have ratios of testosterone that are more like men. There's a medical term for this I can't remember, but we generally call them tomboys. And no - that doesn't mean they look like men or are attracted to women. It means they have more of the tendencies that testosterone creates.Draw your own conclusions.