When gender theory is challenged by biology…

Publié le : 14 June 2013

 In the daily Le Figaro dated 10 June, Martine Perez published an article in which she claims that gender theory, "whatever gender theoreticians may say", is inevitably opposed to biological reality and genetics.             

She reminds us that the gender theoreticians seek to "free themselves from reality and replace it with a totally ideological vision of humanity by removing all the particularities from the female and the male identity" and want to impose "a new cultural revolution to bring forth a new being, free to make every professional, cultural and sexual choice."           
Yet, 20 years after imposing gender theory in schools and crèches, the findings established in certain countries of Northern Europe of the Nord speak for themselves: "80% of nurses are still girls and 80% of engineers are still boys." While the adepts may say that it takes time, the fact remains that "biology tells us something different": the female/male differences are "inalienable". "So biology is stubborn." "The advances in genetics, in imaging and in hormonology show this clearly: the female/male types of behaviour have specific characteristics that are not fashioned solely by social stereotypes."
Martine Perez expresses surprise that "the debate around gender mobilises almost exclusively theoreticians, sociologists, philosophers and psychologists" while excluding biologists, geneticists and endocrinologists. Yet, in biological terms, the reality is the following: "the difference between the girl (XX) and boy (XY) embryo already exists at chromosomal level." Imaging studies of the brain have shown the influence that the hormones may have: the male hormone testosterone is at the origin of pilosity, the voice, the musculature as well as aggressiveness and the libido. Women, however, "have no testosterone, (or very little)", an element that "makes all the difference in terms of behaviour." In effect, "they secrete oestrogen which forms their female characteristics, and progesterone which has an impact on their behaviour." Hence, "the brain is under the influence of hormones…

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