I almost hesitate writing this today…once you read it, you will understand why. I had read the book, The Female Brain when it was released a few years back…why? Because I'm crazy! Seriously, I really want to know what makes the female brain tick…there have been some women that have said that if men actually could crawl into their brains that they would go insane…so I had to see why. It was a fascinating and enlightening read. NOW, the same author released a new book on the Male Brain. I haven't bought the book yet…but I have read a couple of articles that have been published summarizing the big ideas of the book. CLICK HERE to read one that was written on the CNN website. As you might imagine, although our brains are similar because we are from the same species, there are BIG differences between the male and female brain that demonstrate what John Gray said in his book, that we are from different planets. Here is what the author states right out of the chute, "although women have been doing it for centuries, we can't really blame a guy for being a guy." Well, hallelujah!
Now, I don't want to go on and on about this – mainly because I know I will be treading upon sacred and dangerous territory…but here's what I will do – encourage you to read the article on your own. You might even want to read a synopsis of both books that she has written so that you can have a "balanced" view of the differences between the male and female brains. These "brain study" books are simply fun to read because they do reveal and underscore what we already know – that there are actual biological differences that God created within the genders that really do point to a divine intentionality in uniquenesses between male/female but also which debunks the cultural myths that want to blend the sexes together…the myths that say that there really aren't differences and that gender uniqueness has more to do with societal pressures, norms and conditioning. I've never bought those myths…
Well…I read the article and thought to myself, "what quote I could reference that would peak a person's curiosity?' Mmmmmm…oh I know! Here it is:
"Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is
that men have a sexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the
one in the female brain. Not only that, but beginning in their teens,
they produce 200 to 250 percent more testosterone than they did during
pre-adolescence. If testosterone were beer, a 9-year-old boy
would be getting the equivalent of a cup a day. But a 15-year-old would
be getting the equivalent of two gallons a day. This fuels their sexual
engines and makes it impossible for them to stop thinking about female
body parts and sex. And so begins the 'Man Trance'…All that testosterone drives the "Man Trance"– that glazed-eye look a man gets when he sees breasts." Louann Brizendine
If that doesn't get your attention, nothing will! TWO IMPORTANT NOTES – Firstly, all comments are welcomed although most will be forwarded to my female consultant! Secondly, pray for me…I'm sure I'm now walking on thin ice!