Thursday, March 27, 2008

Women's History Month

What have we learned? Are women still put down for being the weaker and dumber sex, prone to psychosomatic disorders and reduced to less pay for lesser quality work? It can't be we're angry because of the injustices against us, or the fact that we're stereotyped to the point where we're nothing more than functional screw toys and babymaking machines, bleeding mood rings or the right brain incapable of spinning 3-dimensional objects in space (incidentally, I'm more left-brained than right-brained according to quizzes). Sometimes, I, too, feel like crawling into a cave and hibernating for awhile.

Meanwhile, we're starting to speak more openly about autism, probing what's known as a scientific-minded (rather it's high-systemizing), or male-minded disease which strikes boys 4-5 times more often than girls. We're saying it's environmental problems (Fact: Mercury binds to DNA, proven with a Vaccine Injury case won recently and compensated for by US gov't) but are we not admitting that the problem is that the mercury makes the Y chromosome or the effects of testosterone more extreme? Would anyone ever admit malemindedness itself is the root of many problems on Earth, the problem of systemizing logic devoid of sensibility which ought to come from intuition aka wisdom? This isn't only seen in the autistic spectrum but in "normal" society. What about self-centeredness and the inability to communicate which leads to frustration and possibly aggression and violence--would you say these are more male or female traits? Thank goodness for the women who are qualified to help children with autism learn, speak, integrate within society and come out of him/herself, out of autistic symptoms. It goes to show women are extremely logical and still capable of dealing with complex problems.

However, watch scientists blame women for the extreme malemindedness problem--it wouldn't be new--such blame would be typical. Female chromosome has X factor By Julianna Kettlewell reads: "A host of nasty diseases and disorders sit on the human X chromosome, including haemophilia, autism, muscular dystrophy and mental retardation." Everywhere I turn, we're blaming the egg while the Y chromosome is almost always deemed perfect. We're not just weaker and less intelligent--as history would have it, we're the root of all problems, making another case for unreasonable male anger that says they can do whatever they want because 1. they think they can, and 2. it's our fault we made them that way. Well, at least we now know about Thimerosal, the preservative in vaccines (and still in the flu shot!). The female X chromosome did not produce that.