Long rant about feminism and academic pseudo-science...
“That human males and females should have evolved to be psychologically identical…is a theoretical impossibility, and, indeed, turns out to be untrue.”
I doubt I'm alone in this observation, but it has become very apparent to me over the years that activist "scholars" have tried to erase the biological differences between men and women and attribute any observable differences between them to societal gender norms.
For example, a recent book review published in Nature, a highly respected scientific Journal, praised a book by neuroscientist Lise Eliot which she essentially argues there are no brain differences between men and women. 
In his infinite wisdom, the author of the Nature article declares, "The brain is no more gendered than the liver or kidneys or heart...the hunt for proof of women’s inferiority has more recently elided into the hunt for proof of male–female ‘complementarity’. So, this line goes, women are not really less intelligent than men, just ‘different’ in a way that happens to coincide with biblical teachings and the status quo of gender roles."
Just....wow. The evolutionary concept of sexual dimorphism, which is the condition where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics, is apparently being recast as a "hunt for proof of women’s inferiority."
The reality is, males and females have been, since the inception of humans as a species, subject to different evolutionary pressures.
The mere fact that women give birth and men do not guarantees that women's bodies, brains, and behavior will be different then men on average.
There are clear natural sexual and reproductive physiological and behavioral differences between men and women, and unlike the kidney or heart, brain is central to the expression of these differences.
Consider our genetic cousins, non-human primates (i.e monkeys.)
Despite these primates not being exposed to human gender norms like "the patriarchy," female monkeys are more social than males, male monkeys like rough and tumble play, female monkeys spend more time playing parent, and so on. 
According to the Journal of Neuroscience Research, this evidence suggests that, "behavioral sex differences [in humans] are rooted in our biological and evolutionary heritage."  This is exactly what we would expect from evolutionary, rather than feminist pseudo-scientific theory.
Further evidence from brain scans  and how men and women express different levels of and respond differently to neurohormones  demonstrates robust sex differences.
Not to mention the fact that behavioral differences between men and women persist across cultures , making it implausible that these differences exist solely because of the type of society we live in.
In sum, feminists want you to believe the impossible, that in the nature vs. nurture debate, nature has no role in the psychosocial differences between men and women.
They believe men and women are fundamentally the same, and that the only reason why differences between them exist is because of "oppressive patriarchal gender norms." The idea that evolution molded men and women to compliment one another is not a scientific reality, but a sexist factoid used to justify perceiving women as inferior.
It's pathetic that respected scientific journals are giving praise and a platform for such pseudo-scientific bullshit.
found @ 338 likes ON 2019-03-07 00:14:15 BY ME.ME