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I am a genderqueer feminist. White, neuroatypical, butchy, vegetarian, writer, pagan, currently studying childcare. Ze/zir pronouns.
Everyone is welcome on my blog except relatives and exes.
Evolutionary psychology, in the sense of evolutionary biology focusing on behavior adaptations, is a genuine, serious branch of science.
However, a tremendous amount of crap sold as “evo-psych” is not actual evolutionary psychology, but a massive over-simplification that focuses on reinforcing shallow stereotypes about sex differences and mate selection. (This usually involves making up something about “cavemen” without referring to any actual archeological evidence.)
Basically, it’s taking a field that originally asked “how did humans and animals come to behave the way they do?” and turning it into “why do men like football and women like pink things?”
Here’s some links criticizing evo-psych:
Yes this so much. I am a psych major and I hate evolutionary psychology aka sexism pretending to be science.
(I’m not talking about actual psychology with real evidence backing it up)
When people talk about socialization as two distinct, different messages that AFAB children got and AMAB children got, I think of the sex ed class talk when the teachers split up the boys and the girls to talk about ~bodily changes~
You guys get that thats not how the media and socialization works, right? we don’t get different, isolated messages. It just depends on which one we internalize. While the messages about women and femininity may not have been explicitly directed at trans women when they ere growing up, they sure as hell heard them and took them to heart.
this has been another edition of Rants While I Should Have Been Writing A Paper.