We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
To anyone who claims that sex differences are culture, I invite them to go into the farmer's field and bring in the bull, while I round up the cows.
Culture is built around biology, not the other way around. Evolution is all about genetic success, aggression pays off for males with more power in the group and more mating access (even if they wind up dying younger). Female genetic success is limited by life span and health... so aggressive behavior is counter productive for them.
Even in our own close relatives (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas) , males do most of the exploration, searching for resources and defense.
The problem was that the sensible goal of legal equality has been distorted into pretending that there is no difference between men and women, or, now even people with gender delusions.
The article listed a number of psychological and genetic diseases that are more common in men. Probably true, but there is a factor they are not considering. With most of those diseases a woman can function fine in society. She has the physical assets to attract a mate who will provide and her interaction with society does not have to negatively affect her life. With a male those same traits and mental health issues make him a poor choice for a mate AND make it difficult for him to work and function in our society. There is an easy out for a woman with a mental health issue and there is none for a man. So sometimes these problems are hidden for women.
I once made the mistake of volunteering to help at the women's bazaar at church. I was going to help with moving things or posting signs or something like that. Big mistake. I went to the first committee meeting on a Saturday and it must have gone on for three hours. After the first hour, I was going crazy.
If men had organized this meeting it would have taken 45 minutes, an hour tops. They would have made a list of what had to get done and then would have assigned it out. Instead with women they had to go on and on about what they liked and didn't like about past bazaars, what colors things should be, how their kids were doing, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Total social event for them.
I learned my lesson, I have never again volunteered for anything where women are in charge.
OTOH, there was this HOA meeting where someone was giving a presentation on why the HOA should use her management company. I, for one, was getting antsy. One homeowner of the female persuasion stood up and told her she was taking too much time.
In agreement with you, when I was on the Board, I did on occasion inform our President of the female persuasion to stick to the topic so we could get the meeting done. She did, however, improve at sticking to the topic and having short meetings.
We female types can learn to get down to business at a meeting, but the stereotype is valid enough to make me avoid women-centered meetings whenever possible. I don't have all day, and I don't enjoy the directionless gabfest.
I have read that early childhood trauma, i.e., abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc. inflict a PTSD type of physical response to the brain. I am wondering if this study has taken into account the possibility of unique triggering of hormones during/after an abused childhood?