Your argument is that social pressure is a powerful influence on gendered behavior, so that behavior persisting even among groups who cannot possibly know about those stereotypes (literal monkeys) is strong evidence that social pressure is not the causal factor. I pointed it out as a test case that falsifies your explanation, the real reason I believe gender roles are largely innate is because it's what most normal people believe. As you say:resul
Are you trying to imply that a study of an unknown number of monkeys (with completely unknown context) that found that baby boy monkeys looked at toy balls slightly more often than they looked at toy dolls isn't a definitive masterwork that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that human gender roles are entirely innate? How could you possibly try to make fun of a study that so profoundly proves the inborn nature of gender roles by stating that baby monkeys with more "masculine" finger spacing tended to play with trucks more than baby dolls? I mean, that seems pretty damning to me, I'll say!
When "literally all of society" believes something, I think it's probably true.But they are pressed upon children from literally all of society. Parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, babysitters, daycare providers, other children, television shows, Disney movies, literally any kind of movie, children's books, etc.
And about the masculine finger spacing -- did you not know digit-ratios are a giveaway for trannies? Admittedly a tranny's hand typically has more obvious clues, but I thought it was common knowledge that testosterone had a big influence on the fingers.
Here are her PubMed results, I don't see a follow-up. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia is an interesting topic; for example there was a bioethics case over whether it was it ethical to give mothers of girls with CAH a steroid to reduce the odds of the daughter becoming a lesbian. (Dreger, 2010)Was there ever a follow-up to the Pasternacki paper? I'm curious if those patterns persisted into adulthood.
That's a fantastic idea for a reality showWhat comes next? They let a horde of monkeys roam free in a house