Psychological study demonstrates administration of sex-changing hormones does, in fact, affect behavior and cognition. Layman’s terms, men and women think differently for biological reasons.

A 1995 article published by Science Direct (authored by Stephanie H.M. Van Goosen, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Louis J.G. Gooren, Nico H., Frijda, and Nanne E. Van De Poll) states:

The relative contribution of organizing and activating effects of sex hormones to the establishment of gender differences in behaviour is still unclear. In a group of 35 female-to-male transsexuals and a group of 15 male-to-female transsexuals a large battery of tests on aggression, sexual motivation and cognitive functioning was administered twice: shortly before and three months after the start of cross-sex hormone treatment. The administration of androgens to females was clearly associated with an increase in aggression proneness, sexual arousability and spatial ability performance. In contrast, it had a deteriorating effect on verbal fluency tasks. The effects of cross-sex hormones were just as pronounced in the male-to-female group upon androgen deprivation: anger and aggression proneness, sexual arousability and spatial ability decreased, whereas verbal fluency improved. This study offers evidence that cross-sex hormones directly and quickly affect gender specific behaviours. If sex-specific organising effects of sex hormones do exist in the human, they do not prevent these effects of androgen administration to females and androgen deprivation of males to become manifest.

This is not the most recent news, but it has held up with more recent scientific studies (two examples) examining the effects of hormone treatments on transgender individuals. It remains significant because in current anti-science liberal dogma, proclaiming that there are any differences whatsoever between men and women would be considered a controversial statement. James Damore knows this very well.

Medicine has a great deal to offer as a perspective when it comes to biological sex and questions regarding gender. As such, medicine and science are never cited in social justice circles, which instead rely upon rhetoric-based sociological models and whatever narrative is most convenient for their purposes.

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