This post originally appeared on Sunday, 18 August 2013.
Hello again and welcome to my second post about what I do and how I do things. Today I will be covering some topics that I have explored and wondered. But before I dive into that, let me just give you a reminder that although I generally come up with very wild scientific ideas, I want to keep them all within human boundaries so that I do not pose as a risk to anyone, like erasing someone’s memory or killing someone, etc. Sometimes we just get so obsessed. That is why we work with models first, animals second, and then we finally hold clinical trials. So with that, I will go ahead and start.
So over the last few months I was noticing that our economy was becoming more and more competitive, and I had known this fact for a while now, but I began to research this further. When our country was first founded, it was decided to start off using the philosophy of John Locke, that we all want to abide by the laws of nature. When our financial system was built, it was obvious that we were going to be capitalists. However, this turned out to influence things in the future. Our founders knew that technology would change the future, so we became very flexible. Now, in our modern society, we have people who commit financial crimes and manipulate people just for their money. Now, what is the purpose of money? In scripture, it is stated that one who works will be one to earn a reward. If money did not exist, people would not become motivated to be a full contributer to society. Money and religion has had a history more than government and religion. This is one of the many reasons why we are not keeping up to standards in research. In Europe and other places, they are ahead, especially in things like free healthcare, and better welfare for people who are unable to contribute for one reason or another. So I think we should find a way to balance this out further.
A little more on professionalism: Why is it that we as professionals have low expectations from our clients that we generally have a negative attitude towards others? Because we are afraid of becoming too personally involved with them. One rule of being a doctor is to not get too involved with your patients. However, some professionals are often taken by surprise when they see how successful their clients have been after any form of therapy. It is needless to say that this is just another stereotype that we see in our society that we do not see anywhere else.
Why is it okay for a girl to be a tomboy but not okay for a boy to be a sissy? I read a recent blogue entry on http://broadblogs.com/ that details some of the explanations that men are superior to women, although this has become reversed due to the sexual revolution, and the decrease of repression. Even animals of the nonhuman species have begun to change. Often when a guy does something sissy, the girls would be impressed, but the other guys would tease them. This was early seen in Shakespeare’s time when he wrote about romeo and Juliet. When gals do something that is more of a tomboy, the guys like it, but the other girls feel like they are being shoved aside. If this continued they would react in similar ways when the person becomes questioning or something of that sort. Many of us two-spirit people can dominate in either way because to us it doesn’t matter being which. We are usually considered easy-going in our childhood, conforming to whatever we are asked to do without really thinking about it. I am a blind and hard-of-hearing individual, so I could not really form an opinion on what it was I liked what I saw or things like that. I was raised Catholic, and from what I understand, Catholicism says one must be raised a certain way. Truth is, I could not form an opinion on that either because I was not really involved. But what I found intriguing was the desire, the wanting to console others, the yearning to nurture, the dream-like atmosphere I loved being exposed to, the feeling that I wanted to show off my skills and abilities to others, etc. It helps knowing that every human being has both a masculine and feminine side, although nonbinary people can also have neutral sides as well. I became very intuitive and very perceptive and
enjoyed describing things with gestures and with excellent word diction. Whenever I’d ask my friends to describe a particular sensation, many would say that it would be hard to explain. Two reasons for this is because they don’t have the right word choices or because they are afraid that the other person would not believe them. But I always loved describing things that seemed impossible to describe. One possible reason for a change in roles that we have noticed in two-spirit people is because they feel they are more mentally and emotionally dominant than being physically dominant. They start to realise this and they move to another end of the spectrum. Here is my version of the spectrum. If you can imagine two number lines tacked to a board by two thumb tacks, with a belt running through them, on the bottom one can be one label, like M or F, and the same thing is on the top. Both number lines have numbers from 0 being on the left to 100 being on the right. If you move one of the labels on the spectrum to the right, the other one will move to the left. The same thing will happen if you take the other label and move it to the left, the other will move to the right. This is one of many ways of putting a binary together.
A number of science both hard and soft theories have been proposed and tested. An experiment that I would like to see conducted is to take a male newborn and nurture it the same way a female baby would be nurtured, and vice versa. What I would like to find out if this child development difference will somehow be of impact to a person’s assigned role. Many people believe that parenting has nothing to do with people choosing to become transgender during their childhood, or being nonconforming variant, etc. A science theory states that being transgender might have to do with how much hormone balances they have. As you know, women have a lesser count of testosterone within thirty to forty percent than men have of oestrogen, which would be only five to ten percent. This means that if men were to have higher oestrogen count that matched how much women had of testosterone, their personalities would be altered. This means, better brain hardwiring, more observation, higher intuition, etc that are usually associated with women. The truth is, there are just too huge a number of possibilities. But let’s assume that we had no attire, no roles for males and females. Let us just assume that we had neutral things. A person’s baby personality will usually tell you what kind of a person they may be in life. If a person is born calm and mellow without crying, it is most likely going to be female. This is just one of the many stereotypes that are found. And, when they grew older, their thought patterns can be observed. Next week I will talk about “The Giver”, in which everyone goes into sameness. That might help you understand what I mean.
Now, how and why has the gender binary created? Here is one possible explanation that will be explored once I list the primary and secondary sex characteristics of males and females. I might also list problems with intersex and the castrati.
Men: XY chromosome, testosterone 50+ percent, oestrogen 10- percent, facial hair, body fat distribution to a male appearance, hard skin and prominant veins, Adam’s apple and deep voice and resonance, larger bodies, increased muscle mass, sweat and odour production.
Women: XX chromosome, oestrogen 50+ percent, testosterone 30- percent, no facial hair (some may have higher testosterone count), body fat distribution to female appearance, softer skin and no prominant veins, no Adam’s apple is shown, higher voice and resonance, smaller bodies, less muscle mass, different sweat and odour production than men.
Bearing these characteristics in mind, the binary was created based on finding attire and roles that matched these universal characteristics, after which was prevaled to different places around the world. However, there is the exception where men have naturally feminine characteristics and women have naturally masculine characteristics. It doesn’t matter whether or not the person’s mind is in sync with their bodies. It is possible for a feminine man to act like a man, though he might have to adapt because of his lack in strength, power, etc that is usually associated with machismo. Same thing for women who look like men. Note that genetics in growth and sex hormones can differ as wel. These are the ones we choose to be known as queer. These people were the ones who were crossed. This meant that the men would be the ones who would wear feminine attire and use cosmetology. Some cultures have crossed stereotypes, where men and women have equal proportion to their body characteristics and who have the same morals taught, the same nurturing, etc. This might be why in some places men wear jewlry and stuff like that. These become neuroplasticised into the brain, another thing that science has overlooked. One good example I can think of is how something may feel natural. As you know, due to these characteristics, men and women walk differently, though there are always variants. It is just like being left-handed–you are born with it. But what if the infant was blind. How would they learn to walk? You would have to programme that into their brain.
One reason we are starting to see more and more campaigns here in the Western world is because our cultures and societies have begun to be very extreme, physically and otherwise. Everyone feels like they want to be better than everyone else instead of being at their best for themselves. We have campaigns about what words we want to put an end to, how to make them sound less hurtful, etc. The concept of freedom of speech has been interpreted as being able to say whatever you like. But now we are starting to find out that using abusive speech is like libel and slander. So what if freedom of speech became more of a will to say whatever you wanted to say without humiliating anyone? Suppose Congress started to look at these campaigns and said, what if we rewrote or amended the constitution about why these changes are occurring? Many people who are pessimistic simply say, it’s life and you should deal with it. Those of us who are optimistic and who are in the realm of what life was originally meant to be are the ones to be the changers, the revolutionists and humanists, etc. We do not follow the leaders, we do not go on impulse. The truth is, why has this even begun? Why could we not teach future children the proper way to use such things? Rudeness is something that we as humans understand from right and wrong. Rudeness calls for many sayings, gestures, etc, which anyone can do, but it will require the interpretation of another human to know what that means before it is considered to be rude. As a two-spirit, we are often sought for advice on how to improve monogamy among young people. This is because we are greatly valued since we have a leg in both worlds. In our world, marriages and relationships are often led by women, are ended by women, etc. Men are usually the ones to be given the silent treatment and are the ones who don’t figure them out. Two-spirits are the ones who hardly ever fail relationships. The truth is that women, since they seem to be the leaders, want men to be more like them, which many find very dissonant.
Now, let us continue with some of the traits found in male and female species. Has anyone really studied these around the world? I will be posting a few sources to back up my statement. How does desires in sexual activity, courtship, pair-bonding, afection, etc differ in males and females, in terms of the binary? Something we noticed was that desire in humans branched between what the mind said versus what their bodies said. In recent studies, science has seen that females were the leaders in attractivity to get males to turn on their reproductive systems and so that females can release pleasure found within the pleasure centre of the brain. This is where Oestrogen got its root word Estro. But let us suppose we could transmit this sensation from a female brain and send it to an MtoF brain. What would they learn from that transmission? Same thing with male brains sending their pleasure sensation to FtoM’s. One of the studies that was being worked on was by Daniel Bergner, along with a few other sources I was able to collect data and test them on suspected individuals. In a nutshell, men and women’s brains are wired differently. Women tend to be more intuitive, multitasking, etc. Men can only do one thing at a time, and are not really aware of emotions. Plus, they cannot be sissy because it gives them a lot of dissonance, not the case with women being tomboys. This is why men easily get irritated when asked of such. Also, a new study is being proposed to change the balance of hormones by doing some gene therapy to see if we can turn a completely masculine or feminine brain, and the new genes would increase the connections and physically rewire the brain and modify the person’s body for men, while in women, their brains would grow and lose connections. This might be useful to replace current procedures found in hormone replacement therapy. Why should we use synthetic hormones when we could use the body as the host? This person would then be able to tell us if they have a feeling of newly-awakened desires or more awareness. But one thing that I was wondering, is it possible to genetically engineer an adul than it is to design a baby? It all comes down to mitosis and meiosis. Our bodies are constantly being replaced every seven or ten years. So, I am sure it can be done in adults.
In our English language, men and women speak in very different ways. Same thing with perception, integration, and interaction (I/O.) I am not sure if this is innate or if they learn it through developmental observation. Some people, like myself who have perfect pitch can pick up on this and make that distinction. It is suggested that people’s rewired brain within the central and peripheral nervous system traits are passed onto their offspring, which means that future people might be programmed with natural and unatural interactions. A show that I was inspired can be found at the following url: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sunketempletrust/2013/06/25/the-two-spirits-connection-with-the-sacred-tree-of-life
Another characteristic that was introduced into the gender binary was that people with feminine characteristics were the ones to be more colourful, more ornate, etc than those with masculine appearances. If you think of this in terms of music, masculine music is very bold and stern while feminine music is soft and dream-like. Neutral things have either a combination of the two, or no combination at all.
And finally, I would like to find out if having any disability such as blindness, hearing impairment, or any physical and mental disability, etc will influence a person’s soma and psyche in the long run. Blind people are one exception. They are described to have higher intuition than either men or women combined, so they could be a different gender entirely. I am not sure how men and women’s visual field differ, but it is said that the latter tend to have wider fields of view than the former. This might be as a result from a hunting and gathering trait passed down from ancient times.
Below are sources that we used to analyse these data sets.
Source 1: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-157528/Do-men-women-speak-different-languages.html
Source 2: http://hplusmagazine.com/2010/11/28/total-gender-change-within-decade/
source 3: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/TScauses.html
Source 4: http://www.genderspectrum.org/about/faq
Source 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geUJjwSBG-s&feature=em-subs_digest
Source 6: http://www.bilerico.com/2008/02/transgender_history_trans_expression_in.php
If a source link is broken or out of date, please let me know so I can change or remove it.
All research materials provided in this publication are to raise awareness to families, friends, educators, etc. The above material is a stepping stone for an introduction of new batteries for suspected people to undergo in the future. We should not focus so much on the obvious, but instead think about the possibilities. Commitment: If a volunteer chooses to partake of the research, they are encouraged to remain within communication. We are not learning much from them because they often withdraw and do not come back.
This post originally appeared on Sunday, 18 August 2013.