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Banna 1
...but then I got better.
Posted by Banna on January 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
Reductionist thinking is reductionist.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 10, 2013 at 12:27 PM · Report this
It's like the old argument that women are simply incomplete men.
Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM · Report this
I wonder if women have teeny tiny clit morning wood?
Posted by SeattleKim on January 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 5
@3 Actually it's more like saying that men are incomplete (repressed/underdeveloped) women - since the SRY acts to stunt female traits.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM · Report this
It is proper that the video acknowledges that not everyone considers these embryos to be truly female. That totally deflated all my complaints. This thing was very expressive and memorable.

The SRY does stunt female traits. It also promotes male ones.
Posted by DRF on January 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM · Report this
Apparently, all men are just variations of the female form.
Posted by SeattleKim on January 10, 2013 at 1:06 PM · Report this
wisepunk 8
Some of us were making the proper choices, even in the womb. What?
Posted by wisepunk on January 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM · Report this
Knat 9
I would hope that a lot of this is not news to anyone that passed 8th grade biology in a public school.

Still, it's entertaining, and an easy, informative vid to point to when the question is posed about why men have nipples. Thanks for sharing, Dan.
Posted by Knat on January 10, 2013 at 1:16 PM · Report this
In the first Creation story of the Bible (before the one with Adam and Eve), we have this:

Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

So... mankind, male AND female, are in the image of God. Ipso facto, God resembles a 5-week old fetus?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on January 10, 2013 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Oh, bullocks. The ovaries don't turn into testes. This is what you get out of science for dummies like "everybody started out female."
Posted by cgd on January 10, 2013 at 1:47 PM · Report this
@12 Being generous, I'll assume you're speaking from a more educated position than the intro bio most of us learned in college. Please, educate us.
Posted by wxPDX on January 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM · Report this
@13 I think he's mostly making a semantic argument. The undifferentiated glands in a five week old embryo are just called "gonads" not "ovaries." Calling them ovaries is a bit like calling a five week old XX embryo a "woman."

Posted by GermanSausage on January 10, 2013 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 16
@10: Yes.
Posted by Ipso Facto on January 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM · Report this
I appreciated that they commented that some consider that stage of development gender neutral, but I wish they'd put more emphasis on it. A lack of penis/testicles does not make one a woman any more than a lack of breasts makes one a man. Prior to the development of the sex organs, the gonads truly are gender neutral. So, phenotypically speaking, the organism is neither male nor female.
Posted by DarthKelly on January 10, 2013 at 2:44 PM · Report this
Also someone who's Y chromosome does not activate and is born identifiably female will be treated as and raised as a female. This video mixes up DNA, sex, and gender and treats them as all the same. It really didn't need to but unforntunetly did.
Posted by Spike1382 on January 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM · Report this
Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. We were all fish once.
Posted by mint chocolate chip on January 10, 2013 at 4:34 PM · Report this
I thought fetuses weren't people.
Posted by Corydon on January 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM · Report this
Write or Wrong 21
@4, yes, women do wake up with engorged clits. I read something very recently about how both men and women wake up hard. Of course, it's just less noticeable for us.
Posted by Write or Wrong on January 10, 2013 at 10:34 PM · Report this
I fucking love science <-- check out the facebook page. Cool stuff there. I am not affiliated.
Posted by Barbara on January 11, 2013 at 5:34 AM · Report this

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