Check out this article:
Men’s testosterone levels dropping, study says
Nov. 4, 2006
Special to World Science
The past two decades have seen a “substantial” and unexplained decrease in American men’s testosterone levels, a study has found.
The downward trend seems to be “due to some undocumented historical or contemporary influence, health-related or environmental,” wrote researchers with the New England
Research Institutes in Watertown, Mass., in the study.
Average levels of the hormone dropped by 1 percent a year, the researchers reported. While a man’s testosterone level typically falls steadily with age, the investigators found what
they argued was a faster decline than could be attributed to aging alone.
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Okay so why is this happening? This quote in the article struck me: “due to some undocumented historical or contemporary influence, health-related or environmental,”. Could it be that the “Contemporary influence” is our society? Could this be an evolutionary change?
Society seems to go overboard when it needs to fix things. There is no argument that there was gross inequality in our society between the sexes and races but as we usually do, rather than fixing things to a logical level, we go overboard the other way.
Okay, so what does this have with a drop of testosterone in men you ask? Good question.
Regardless of your religion, or lack thereof, humans have evolved over the centuries. Be it the 5000 or so years that Christians believe humans have been around or the hundreds of thousands or millions of years that other people believe.
The physical evolution of humans is evident in a number of ways. People that live close to the equator and in areas with large amounts of sun, have more skin pigmentation, people in cold areas have higher percentages of body fat and paler skin. We have an appendix that seems to be some type of evolutionary left over and the list goes on.
I think that men’s bodies are evolving in the USA and other “civilized” countries because of the pressure society puts on us to be non-aggressive, non-combative, Oprah-nize metro-sexuals. The male in this country has been effectively castrated by our society. Little boys are not supposed to be full of energy and fidget during class, they have to sit still even if we have to drug them to do so. Heaven forbid that they ever fight! Why, we just can’t have that! Bring a play gun to school? Heavens no! Why we won’t even let them draw a gun in school.
And men in the workplace? Sitting cooped up in a Dilbert cubicle is hardly the role of a “hunter/gather” and don’t dare act aggressive or even hint at how nice a woman looks in the workplace if you value your job.
Someone once said that if women today want equal rights with men, they are going to have to give up some to be equal. Ain’t it the truth.
I’m going to get hit by charges of being sexist which I’m not. I have no problems with women having the same rights that men do. Not more rights, EQUAL RIGHTS!
Men’s nature is to be the warriors, explore, take risk, hurt and be hurt. That is what we do best. If it was not for our ability and desire to do this, other countries would not have been explored, we would not have gone to the moon (still not sure why we did however), we would not have won wars (okay, maybe we should not have started them in the first place but if we are going to start them, we damn well better win them), and a lot of the great strides that have been made in this world would not have been made.
Women in this society have a natural role as men do and yes, women can be just as fierce a warrior as men. If you have not seen it, a great movie was 300 about the Spartans. In once scene a messenger from the Persian army is trying to negotiate a surrender and the Queen Gorgo of Sparta says something to him he does not like to which he responds:
Messenger: What makes this woman think she can speak among men?
Queen Gorgo: Because only Spartan women give birth to real men.
Clearly a woman that you would not want to piss off.
Yes boys and girls. We are different, both sexes has its strengths and weakness. But if society does not stop this slow castration of the men in this country, we will be left with a bunch of metro-sexuals that cannot fight, cannot defend their homes and families and a society of unsatisfied women that will be wondering “where have all the REAL men gone”?
The men are still there, they just have lost their balls. Not really lost I suppose, Oprah has a closet full at her mansion.