Just to clarify, is anyone actually going as far as to refute the fact that sexual identity, what I have referred to as 'brain-gender', or the placement of hormon-signatures in a deveoping fetuss brain, after the genetalia have developed, is a biological process that does
take place? Seriously, with the redundant debating, conversational in-breeding, and circling back and forth, I'm losing sight of my own
to clarify my
addition to this conversation... The egg came first.
Sexual identity is placed in utero. This isn't a tiding of doom, nor a socially generated, scientific hypothesis gaining momentum through tyrannical scrutiny... as a matter of fact, it's widely accepted as part of the process, and, from what I've read, for the most part, ignored after the fact. Most folks don't have the knowledge base that there is any kind of gray area... a penis on an ultrasound means a boy, no penis means it could be a girl, and most docs don't discuss the hormonal/neurological aspect. It's like saying, "Yes Ms. Jones, you are having a baby, and tho it has a penis, we're not sure it's gonna be a boy that acts like
(your concept of) a boy"... that would go over REALLY well with the Joneses, most of whom just wanna go out and get the layette, the booties, call the grandparents, and pass out cigars. (Disclaimer: the vast population of MDC seems to be a community unto itself whose denizens aren't in keeping with the Jones mentality; a large group of "exceptions to the generalizations"...)
As for "fashionable" behavior... that is exactly what I started out saying... that someone's behavior does not necessarily reflect what is going on with them neurologically. And kissing girls for the sake of kissing girls, no matter how many girls I may kiss (and there have been a few!
) will not make me gay. That behavior will not create a neural trace with a catalystic impact strong enough to change the "land mass" of my sexuality. HOWEVER, a sever seizure that permanently blocks certain pathways, causing my brain to have to re-route synapes connections, might. That I don't know about, and the theory is really a fascinating one.