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Critiquing the research on sex differences and fetal testosterone

Posted by Ming Ling on October 24, 2010

On “The Last Word on Fetal T: Rebecca Jordan-Young’s masterful critique of the research on the relationship between testosterone and sex difference“:

Try talking about whether single sex education is better for boys, or why there aren’t more female science professors at Harvard, or whether male financiers are innately more aggressive, and sooner or later someone will evoke that handy, biological explanation: fetal testosterone.

Gender differences exist along a continuum, their influences and causes subtle and complex, and more research still should be done.

P.S. A “continuum” does not imply a flat distribution.

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