Biased, East Texas Crap.
So... I'm sitting here in Psychology of Love Relationships listening to this rather........biased........diatribe by a group of very opinionated girls. Their presentation is highly skewed by the notions they have all gotten from their various respective church pastors. They have decided that the research shows that men are to be strong, hard, and without emotion - all because that is how they should be raised. They completely threw away the mountains of research showing that young men need to be raised - or "reared" as they put it - in an emotionally open, freeing situation. It also appears as though the research they did do was wadded up and tossed onto the fire of what they wanted to say. In the psychology world that's called confirmation bias. They only presented the data that fit with their mindset. Granted, they're all young, black, and have a long history of friendship. This seems to have skewed their ability to have created a legitimate research study. (I realize this series of statements makes me a dick. I swear...I'm not racist.)
- Men are evil, dumb, and lower evolutionary life-forms than women.
- Women are much more highly evolved.
- Men do not interpret women's signals correctly, because they're dumb, evil, and on a lower evolutionary rung than women.
- This never changes, and is due heavily to the fact that men are raised to be muscular, over-protective cavemen, while women are reared to be refined debutantes.
Oh, and what about the emotional importance of same-sex relationships? All of their questions were opposite-sex biased, and even their class discussion did not allow for the possibility of same-sex interjection. Apparently, we're just not worth discussing.
And their research?! We were supposed to either do an empirical research study or create our own. What did they do? They read an opinionated therapy book written by none other than Steve Harvey entitled Act like a Lady; Think like a Man.
I'm sorry, but this is utterly ridiculous. While entertaining, I am excruciatingly curious as to what research...done by professionals or gathered from an independent survey...backs any of this up. Could we PLEASE leave our opinions out of this.
We have Steve Harvey.
Love and Lyte,