James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.
Male and Female He Created Them
Males and females are different from the earliest stages of development in the womb in myriad ways. Indeed, significant differences between male and female brains prove they do not even think the same way. To deny that there are differences in the abilities, skills, aptitudes, attitudes, responses, and natural behaviors of men and women is to flat out lie about the scientific facts. And we know who is the ‘father of lies.'
But why this lie? The Bible says God made male and female to be different beings that complement each other, each bringing to a union what the other lacks and needs. And lo and behold science now proves that men and women are different in every microscopic cell, in every fiber of our being. There are only two biological sexes or genders, and hard science confirms that statement. The Weizmann Institute in Israel released a study in 2018 that shows 6,500 genes that are biased to one sex (gender) or the other.
The Devil set out to destroy this truth. His motive? To make the Bible seem wrong. He did it by promoting, through evil men and women, the idea that there is no difference not due to social constructs, meaning there would be no differences if only parents and society treated boys and girls the same. That is the exact opposite of the truth, which is that parents and community treat boys and girls differently because we have always known they are different and have in fact celebrated that difference since time immemorial.
God values men and women the same, and we should value men and women the same. But men and women are not the same. When we blur boundaries set by our Maker, we insult Him. He must love masculinity and femininity, or He would not have created them. God surely could have made all of us one sex, or no sex. But He did not. Masculinity and femininity are God's creation, designed by Him to be conjoined in a relationship in which they complement each other.
Men and Women Perceive the World Around Them Differently
Science full well knows about these differences, and that they are physical in nature, but any scientists who might dare say so out loud will be pilloried, fired, and refused future research grants. Publishers are afraid to publish the truth; our universities certainly won't teach it because they kowtow to feminism and political correctness, as do our government schools.
All of this comes from the evil ideology of leftists, which insists that if it is true, it has no right to be true and that if research can prove the biological differences, then that research ought not to be done. Because the ramifications are that this proves fathers and mothers are not interchangeable and children need what both have naturally to offer. It also makes a lie that feminist notion, so widely taught, that the only reason men have dominated history is because they wouldn't let women have a fair go at it.
The whole idea of feminism is built around a lie: that men plotted for millennia to enslave women through marriage and motherhood. Why have men dominated every society on Earth since time began, in all those vastly different cultures and ethnic groups? God made men to work, to be leaders, to be creative, and good stewards of what they are given.
Men and women perceive the world around them differently, and therefore different things are important to them. That is because their brains are constructed differently. They do not process information the same way. Maybe this helps explain why women's liberation has brought females such misery, as they have tried so hard to act like men while denying the very gifts God gave them.
We all know that men are much stronger physically. They are also far more naturally aggressive, better multi-taskers, and perform better under stress. Men can read a map better, but women are better readers of people. Women have different feelings about themselves and others. Men are more intellectual; women are more emotional. Men are more self-centered and assertive. Females have almost supernatural intuition. We all know this.
The Law of Averages
I am speaking of averages, of course, and we all know exceptions to every rule. We know men are seven percent taller than women, but that does not mean you could not see a group of people in which the tallest person was a woman. According to science, their brains differ more than their height. Women who are manly also register higher levels of male hormones. And men who are more feminine usually have a male hormone deficiency, according to science.
Men prefer red, women blue. Women can hear better, have better memory, are more patient, tidy, canny, secretive, and compassionate. Men in all cultures, from the most sophisticated to the most primitive, are better at solving problems, puzzles, and mazes. Men have a vast advantage in spatial ability—they understand, remember, and can picture in their mind’s eye the relationships between objects or spaces—they perceive what they see better and can mentally recreate it.
Boys are significantly superior at mathematics and have notably better hand-eye coordination. They can hit a moving target with a beam of light considerably easier, and they are remarkably better at building things, especially from blueprints. Men have vastly more God-given ability to play ball sports, become architects, painters, sculptors, engineers, and compose music.
Females Have Many Natural Advantages
God made women to give supremacy to personal relationships. They are better communicators, better talkers, and in fact, talk three times as much. And this is valid right from birth, as newborn girls are significantly more interested in people while boys are more interested in things.
Girls learn to talk first and read first. They will remain better at spelling, grammar, and punctuation. It is easier for them to master foreign languages. It is usually boys that suffer from speech defects such as stuttering, and they are four times more likely to have a learning disability. Females are notably more sensitive to ‘tone of voice.’ Women are superior at remembering names and faces.
Females see better in the dark and have better peripheral vision; males see better in bright light and have better depth perception. The sense of taste is not the same; women prefer sweet, men salty, on average. Women’s bodies are considerably more sensitive to the touch.
Newborn females have twice better hearing, being more aggravated and distressed by loud noise but also more easily consoled by soothing words and singing. A baby girl will make twice as much eye contact. Boys are more active and sleep less. Girls are more talkative to people; boys will talk to objects as often as to people. A girl one week old can recognize the cry of a baby, but boys don't. At four months, a girl can recognize faces from photos, but boys can't.
When Girls Make Up Stories, They Almost Always have a Happy Ending
A new study published in the journal Infant and Child Development by John A. Barry of London’s Institute for Women’s Health found that young children tend to prefer toys "typed to their gender," reports PsyPost. After examining research conducted in multiple countries across 36 years, Barry found that "boys played with male-typed toys more than girls did, and girls played with female-typed toys more than boys did." Neither the geographical location of the study, the age of the participants, the presence of an adult, the period during which the study took place, nor the inclusion of gender-neutral toys made any appreciable difference in the results.
Once they begin to walk, boys will explore far and wide, showing way more curiosity about objects. In one experiment, a barrier is put up separating toddlers from their mothers. Girls will stand there and cry to be rescued while boys are busy trying to find a hole in the barrier or a way around it.
Given toy trucks to play with, girls will put blankets over them and ‘put them to sleep’; given dolls to play with boys will rip them apart to see how they are constructed. Boys are vastly better at identifying animal sounds. And much better at imitating them, too, as well as other sounds such as cars and planes.
When being dropped off at school, girls will take three times as long to say goodbye. On the playground, not only do boys play more energetically and over a larger field of play, boys gravitate towards older boys while girls are largely more welcoming to those younger than themselves. Boys are not that interested in newcomers, perhaps seeing them as more competition, but girls are naturally friendly to them.
Boys love physical games with clear winners and losers. They crave action, competition, leadership, and dominance. Girls are more interested in games where everyone is equal, they cooperate, collaborate, share, and act with affection while playing, being considerably less quarrelsome. When girls make up stories, they almost always have a happy ending.
Men are the Natural Protectors of Women and Children
Boys want to challenge the world and each other, they enjoy conflict, and we all know they are more disobedient and violent, apter to get into a fistfight. They are known not to be as kind to the weak and disabled, they become annoyed at crying by other boys and tend to challenge and threaten other boys. When watching television, only boys’ faces light up at scenes of violence. Men honk their car horns far more often than women; are five times more likely to murder and twenty times more likely to rob.
It has always been up to males to defend the home, village, and country from hostile invaders. Men have protected women and children since time began. Men do the dangerous while women seek safety and protection.
Men are Natural Leaders
Our schools have indeed been feminized to the advantage of girls. Boys find it harder to sit still and listen to the teacher talk, but this is right up a girl’s alley. Hardly any girls are diagnosed as hyperactive and put on medication for it. Men are more likely to self-medicate, as well, more apt to become drunkards or drug addicts.
Once they become teenagers, hormones kick in and then boys and girls are even more different, as the average boy has twenty times the level of testosterone, while for girls, estrogen dominates. Boys are forty percent protein, ten percent fat; girls are twenty-three percent protein, twenty-five percent fat. Boys have a much higher amount of red blood cells and therefore more oxygen to burn for energy.
Girls menstruate, during which and before (PMS) they are far more likely to seek help for mental problems and much more likely to be violent. Sexual deviance, on the other hand, is almost exclusively a male abnormality. Ninety-eight percent of perverts are men, and they are three times more likely to engage in homosexual behaviors.
Men are exceedingly more likely to want to be a leader, and the desire for power is overwhelmingly a male characteristic. To get to the top, men are way more ready to sacrifice their own safety, health, time, leisure, fun, feelings, and assets. Girls are more interested in popularity than achievement; they care more and worry more about what others think of them. They want to interact with people while boys want to do things. Men are more territorial and have more stamina. Women are less single-minded, less able to concentrate on a task, and more readily distracted. Men are more likely to define themselves by their occupation.
As God would have it, both sexes are drawn to the other because of their differences. In any culture on Earth, when men are asked to describe what is physically attractive to them about women the answers come down to what is different about their bodies from men's bodies—and vice versa. Women are much better at interpreting and at sending body language. Women smile more often than men and are nicer to people they don't like. A woman will confide in her friends considerably more. She is more sensitive than him in every way.
My primary sources include: Moir, Anne, & Jessel, David. Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men & Women; and Stratchen, Owen, and Peacock, Gavin. The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 14, 2021:
Tamarajo ~ It is a distinct pleasure to hear from you again. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I am so glad you did not find it insulting to women.
I wholeheartedly agree with you that "Male and female is not a value assignment its a role assignment. Both are equally valuable and necessary ..."
You are so right about this too: "Love is the answer in both of these dilemmas. Love for God and each other is the only possible way for this arrangement to work properly."
And I applaud your wise words here:''God creating male and female in His image was for the purpose of demontrating how love works, produces fruit in that same image, and expands into familes, tribes, nations, and kingdoms. It was the original plan. God, the stronger, loving the weaker and laying down His life for her, the bride being a willing faithful partner and an integral intuitive part in the progressive plan is all included in this package."
I very much enjoyed your comments.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 13, 2021:
Brenda Arledge ~ Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate you sharing your point of view. We do have common ground. I am fully on board with this that you wrote: "God created us different so we could share life together...not compete with each other."
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 12, 2021:
John Hansen ~ I sincerely appreciate you coming by to read my work. I am glad you found it interesting and I thank you for your comments.
Tamarajo on October 12, 2021:
As a female I find no insult with your presentation. I agree that, as Scripturally reported, God creating male and female in His image was for the purpose of demontrating how love works, produces fruit in that same image, and expands into familes, tribes, nations, and kingdoms. It was the original plan. God, the stronger, loving the weaker and laying down His life for her, the bride being a willing faithful partner and an integral intuitive part in the progressive plan is all included in this package.
I think the trouble starts when it is assumed that one role is more valuable than the other. Male and female is not a value assignment its a role assignment. Both are equally valuable and necessary to project the image accurately as your article well states.
Both male and female have played their part in distorting how this is supposed to look. I have witnessed the most awful examples of this. I have seen men present as dominating, untrustworthy, selfish leaders who behave as if they are more valuable than their spouses. And I have seen women treat their good husbands with selfish undeserved disrespect, contempt, and unfaithfulness.
Love is the answer in both of these dilemmas. Love for God and each other is the only possible way for this arrangement to work properly. Without love the framework leaves a blank canvas that is subject to all sorts of wild dysfunctional interpretations and executions of those roles.
The really bad examples are what makes this such a tough topic and a stench in a lot of nostrils. I appreciate your thoughts on this controversial yet necessary conversation.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 11, 2021:
Maria Montgomery ~ Thank you for reading my work. I appreciate your thoughtful insights and your gracious compliments. I surely meant no offense to intelligent women. My feelings would be hurt by that crack if not for the fact that my wife is an intellectual who heartily approved of this piece. ;)
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 10, 2021:
Pamela Oglesby ~ It is a pleasure to hear from you again. Thank you for reading my work and offering your warm, encouraging words. I am well pleased to hear that you enjoyed this piece and found it interesting. God loves all His little children, boys just as much as girls, and designed them for specific roles in a Godly society. No role could possibly be more important that giving birth to the human race and nurturing each boy and girl to their full potential.
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 10, 2021:
Oscar Jones ~ Thank you for reading my piece. God says he made men and women to be different. The Devil says He didn't. The proof is in the pudding. That said, I did explain how there are exceptions to every rule. As you say, "I've seen young boys "bent" towards the feminine while being raised by only their mother, and sadly some of them encourage it. Also, a gal raised out on a ranch perhaps just around men, will sometimes come out tough as a man. History shows some strong women leadership."
James A Watkins (author) from Chicago on October 10, 2021:
T ~ You are quite welcome. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my writings. I enjoyed your keen observations and that quote you pulled out is fabulous. Your own words are also eminently quotable: "the truth is in a fallen world sinful humans will believe anything that justifies to them that their sin is acceptable." Amen. Bravo!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 09, 2021:
There are alot of differences between male and female.
I don't agree with some of your theories.
I was a Tom boy as a girl and I never covered up toys with blankets.
Sure all girls make up happy endings but that's because of what we taught with fairy tales like Cinderella.
There are a lot of woman who turn to drugs and become addicts...not just men.
I do know some men who are tender & loving, who want that happy ending.
Not all want to fight.
God created us different so we could share life together...not compete with each other.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 09, 2021:
A very interesting read. I agree with most of it, though there are some generalities stated that I would question. I do agree the “two” sexes have distinct differences physically and mentally and that there is too much trying to change that and blur the lines.
MariaMontgomery from Coastal Alabama, USA on October 09, 2021:
Wow! I am almost speechless. There is a lot of commonly known info -- at least to biologists and psychologists, both of which I have studied quite a lot. There is also a lot of generalization, which is misleading to people who don't know otherwise. Many men make great leaders. Many women make great leaders, also. This does NOT mean women want to be men or manly, just that they have brains, too. The article is well written and flows smoothly, but wWhile there is a lot of good info buried in this article, taken as a whole, I find it offensive to intelligent women.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 09, 2021:
This is a very interesting article that I enjoyed reading, James. I must also agree that there are some very mixed up people out there, and not what God intended.
Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on October 08, 2021:
Nice and comparative.. Very high in definitive values. the exception is when sometimes a stronger woman sees her man NOT being a man, or no one, whether man or woman doing an important job, she will likely step up to the task, (or woman up?) I've seen young boys "bent" towards the feminine while being raised by only their mother, and sadly some of them encourage it. Also, a gal raised out on a ranch perhaps just around men, will sometimes come out tough as a man. History shows some strong women leadership, Joan of Arc comes to mind, and I think one woman warrior mentioned in the bible. BUT, as this article says.... No very many women gonna want to get into doodoo, fixing pipes under houses.. and James, sir, I overheard a guy yesterday saying that any boys with funny ideas got dealt with by the other boys out on the playground. Yet social clubs want all of it classified as normal to "switch" your gender code. - To the point there are many mixed up people out there.
T on October 08, 2021:
Nothing like stating the obvious, huh James?
Gender deception is just another case of Satan’s followers preaching to his choir, the unsaved, the lost, plain old sinners.
The truth shall set them free and the truth is in a fallen world sinful humans will believe anything that justifies to them that their sin is acceptable. Gender confusion is the symptom, and I read this which is so applicable, “just as cancer and other fatal diseases display symptoms, sin also has its symptoms. And the symptom of sin is disobedience.
The same way an internal disease manifests itself externally, in a visible form, through strange signs in the body, sin will also manifest itself externally through rebellious attitudes, in such a way that, what was invisible becomes visible.“
But this gender thing has sucked Christians into the lie too, which, like everything under the sun, is explained by scripture: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...
Thank you James for the knowledge you always provide.