“They say, you can be a man born in a woman’s body and that is biological, but if you are a woman born in a woman’s body, that is socially constructed. Like, really? That is supposed to be an argument? That is beyond preposterous!” – Jordon Peterson
Interestingly, I wrote this critique of the radical feminist FAQ page on the Deep Green Resistance (DGR) website, without ever having visited the site before. I had read two of Derrick Jensen’s books and had been sending him environmental breaking news by email. I had given him my books. I didn’t know he was a founder of the DGR website until he told me after, apparently, I offended him with this post.
Facebook message from P,
From the Deep Green Resistance website…
In humans, biological sex is determined by five factors present at birth: the presence or absence of a Y chromosome, the type of gonads, the sex hormones, the internal reproductive anatomy (such as the uterus in females), and the external genitalia. Generally, the five factors are either all male or all female. Sexual ambiguity is rare in humans, but wherein such ambiguity does occur, the individual is biologically classified as intersex.
Sexual dimorphism among humans includes differentiation among gonads, internal genitals, external genitals, breasts, muscle mass, height, the endocrine (hormonal) systems and their physiological and behavioral effects. Human sexual differentiation is effected primarily at the gene level, by the presence or absence of a Y-chromosome, which encodes biochemical modifiers for sexual development in males. According to Clark Spencer Larsen, modern day Homo sapiens show a range of sexual dimorphism, with average body mass difference between the sexes being roughly equal to 15%.
The average basal metabolic rate is about 6 percent higher in adolescent males than females and increases to about 10 percent higher after puberty. [And wouldn’t that predispose men to behave differently than women?]
Females tend to convert more food into fat, while males convert more into muscle and expendable circulating energy reserves. Aggregated data of absolute strength indicates that females have, on average, 40-60% the upper body strength of males, and 70-75% the lower body strength. The difference in strength relative to body mass is less pronounced in trained individuals. In Olympic weightlifting, male records vary from 5.5× body mass in the lowest weight category to 4.2× in the highest weight category, while female records vary from 4.4× to 3.8×, a weight adjusted difference of only 10-20%, and an absolute difference of about 30% (i.e. 472 kg vs 333 kg for unlimited weight classes)(see Olympic weightlifting records). A study, carried about by analyzing annual world rankings from 1980–1996, found that males’ running times were, on average, 11% faster than females’.
Females are taller, on average, than males in early adolescence, but males, on average, surpass them in height in later adolescence and adulthood. In the United States, adult males are, on average, 9% taller and 16.5% heavier than adult females.
Males typically have larger tracheae and branching bronchi, with about 30 percent greater lung volume per body mass. On average, males have larger hearts, 10 percent higher red blood cell count, higher hemoglobin, hence greater oxygen-carrying capacity. They also have higher circulating clotting factors (vitamin K, prothrombin and platelets). These differences lead to faster healing of wounds and higher peripheral pain tolerance.
Females typically have more white blood cells (stored and circulating), more granulocytes and B and T lymphocytes. Additionally, they produce more antibodies at a faster rate than males. Hence they develop fewer infectious diseases and succumb for shorter periods. Ethologists argue that females, interacting with other females and multiple offspring in social groups, have experienced such traits as a selective advantage.
Considerable discussion in academic literature concerns potential evolutionary advantages associated with sexual competition (both intrasexual and intersexual) and short- and long-term sexual strategies. According to Daly and Wilson, “The sexes differ more in human beings than in monogamous mammals, but much less than in extremely polygamous mammals.” One proposed explanation is that human sexuality has developed more in common with its close relative the bonobo, who have similar sexual dimorphism and which are polygynandrous and use recreational sex to reinforce social bonds and reduce aggression.
In the human brain, a difference between sexes was observed in the transcription of the PCDH11X/Y gene pair unique to Homo sapiens. Sexual differentiation in the human brain from the default female state is triggered by testosterone from the fetal testis. Testosterone is converted to estrogen in the brain through the action of the enzyme aromatase. Testosterone acts on many brain areas, including the SDN-POA, to create the masculinized brain pattern. Brains of pregnant females carrying male fetuses may be shielded from the masculinizing effects of androgen through the action of sex-hormone binding globulin.
The relationship between sex differences in the brain and human behavior is a subject of controversy [denial and defensiveness] in psychology and society at large. Many females tend to have a higher ratio of gray matter in the left hemisphere of the brain in comparison to males. Males on average have larger brains than females, however when adjusted for total brain volume the gray matter differences between sexes is almost nonexistent. Thus, the percentage of gray matter appears to be more related to brain size than it is to sex. Differences in brain physiology between sexes do not necessarily relate to differences in intellect. Haier et al. found in a 2004 study that “men and women apparently achieve similar IQ results with different brain regions, suggesting that there is no singular underlying neuroanatomical structure to general intelligence and that different types of brain designs may manifest equivalent intellectual performance”. (See the sex and intelligence article for more on this subject.) Strict graph-theoretical analysis of the human brain connections revealed  that in numerous graph-theoretical parameters (e.g., minimum bipartition width, edge number, the expander graph property, minimum vertex cover), the structural connectome of women are significantly “better” connected than the connectome of men.
In natural societies before colonization, women were pregnant and/or nursing from the age of 13 onward until they couldn’t bear kids. That is, women were pregnant or nursing their entire adult lives. This is the natural normal. It is THE NORM.
Chemical or other invasive contraception is only 100 years old and is proving to be dangerous. The real purpose of contraception is to promote promiscuity, single motherhood, broken marriages, and increase temptation in order to weaken people spiritually, especially when young. If the state wanted to reduce unwanted pregnancy, it would be preaching chastity, not handing out condoms.
If nurturing is considered bondage, women are definitely in so-called bondage because women are bound to be mom, while the dad, who is the “oppressive male,” needs to guard the logistics of supply or they will all starve, so he is in bondage also. Yet feminists think that men are free. Men are free to compete in the rat race to bring home some income for their wives to provide a healthy nest for their children. Is that free?
From the Deep Resistance FAQ …
“We see nothing in the creation of gender to celebrate or embrace. [How about life on Earth?] Patriarchy is a corrupt and brutal arrangement of power, and we want to see it dismantled so that the category of gender no longer exists. This is also our position on race and class. ”
Okay, well maybe insects are more ancient and they have it figured out, since the female is often bigger, so she will be on top, right?
From the Deep Green Resistance FAQ …
… “Essentialism is the idea that gender is biological, not social. So boys are naturally aggressive and adventurous, while girls are nurturing and emotional. Gendered behavior is attributed to brain structure, hormones, or both. Feminists have fought essentialism since the beginning.”
“And the concepts of “whiteness” and “blackness” themselves will ultimately be abandoned as they make no sense outside of the realities of white supremacy. ”
“Gender is socially constructed to the root, and those roots are soaked in women’s blood. We aim to dismantle it. ”
“And we will never accept that femininity is natural to women.”
From the Deep Green Resistance FAQ …
– “Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and Barbara Smith, among others, were integral to the Second Wave of radical feminist theory.”
Managing Director, CIA Recruitment Center Diversity Programs
Smith settled in Boston after receiving an MA in Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Beverly [Barbara’s lesbian twin sister] Smith’s staff position at Ms. Magazine [created and funded by CIA, see Vol 1 of my book] allowed Beverly to obtain critical contacts, and through the publication, met Margaret Sloan, a founder of the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO).
“The women mentioned above made sure that these overlapping systems of oppression were recognized and highlighted.”
“Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, and Barbara Smith, among others, were integral to the Second Wave of radical feminist theory.”
“Only after this trust and solidarity is established will women be able to organize collectively to overthrow male power. ”
“All biological males [of all species in all of history of planet earth] benefit from patriarchy. No internal identity or emotional state can change the material reality of those benefits. Only changing the material conditions—ending patriarchy—can end those benefits. “
“Women who resist femininity and men who refuse masculinity are living proof that patriarchy is not inevitable.”
“Nothing we do individually will free us.”
“That’s why Jews were forced to wear yellow stars—they had to be visually demarcated as subhuman.”
“In Iran, it’s not just illegal for a barber to give a girl a “boy’s” haircut: it’s punishable by death. The visual demarcation is crucial to the ideological demarcation of human and non-human, subject and object, person and thing.”
“At the center of all of this is rape.”
“When that happens, patriarchy will be over and the concept of gender will have no meaning. ”
“What about two-spirits or other indigenous third/other gender roles?
Non-indigenous people have no right to an opinion on this issue.”
“In fact, research shows that the majority of children who have symptoms of “gender dysphoria”, when not “treated” with some form of medical intervention, will grow up to be happy, healthy, non-gender dysphoric adults, most of whom are gay or lesbian. ”
“Indeed, as radicals, we actively question and abandon many of the identities to which we have been socialized.”
“No one has ever—not once—asked us about women’s emotional well-being, or implied that it’s men’s job to take care of women, even though it’s men who are committing the violence.”
“Men commit 95 percent of the violent crime and 98 percent of the sexual crime in the US. Men need to confront other men. They need to stop each other from committing violence, both against men—in their endless wars, for instance—and against women. ”
“The UN is full of good altruistic people, as is WHO as is the CDC. The three people sited by the FAQ, Walker, Lorde and Smith are all CIA funded and controlled. That is the fact. Your reaction is not mature brother. I love and respect your work, one of the few ecologists I know. And you have respected mine. Now buckle down and when you have the time, you will see that I nailed it and every paragraph makes sense and has validity. Obviously your buttons were pushed and I can be the friend for you if you want to work through it. The statements in the FAQ are insane and I show broadly and accurately why they are insane. Are these people who wrote it ecologists? Did you write it? Do they know dimorphism isn’t “essentialism”, it is reality and continues the habit known as REPRODUCTION for almost all species.
“Let’s chill. You are a strong ally for me. Walker and Steinem go way back as CIA assets. I’ll give you space, but re-read it very slowly and lets for sure meet. You will like me.
“And focus on the Roswell reality. We are being manipulated as a race and this other civilization could give a rat’s ass about the Mother Earth. We have a common enemy. Repeat, I do love you, but you are right, I am not a follower and don’t know all about your work, but the FAQ should just be deleted, or include my article as a counter point. 🙂
“Chill Derrick! We are family and having a sibling tizzy.”