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2012-08-25 10:19:54 AM
Yeah, right.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-25 10:27:55 AM
Hormones also explain why boys like girls who have dumps like a truck, truck, truck.
 
2012-08-25 11:27:10 AM
FTA: " In experiments, male adolescent monkeys also prefer to play with wheeled vehicles while the females prefer dolls - and their societies say nothing on the matter."

I didn't know male adolescent monkeys could drive.
 
2012-08-25 11:31:28 AM
But what about girls whose dolls drive the trucks?
 
2012-08-25 11:44:04 AM

ms_lara_croft: FTA: " In experiments, male adolescent monkeys also prefer to play with wheeled vehicles while the females prefer dolls - and their societies say nothing on the matter."

I didn't know male adolescent monkeys could drive.


I see you've never been to Seattle.
 
2012-08-25 11:50:41 AM

FloydA: ms_lara_croft: FTA: " In experiments, male adolescent monkeys also prefer to play with wheeled vehicles while the females prefer dolls - and their societies say nothing on the matter."

I didn't know male adolescent monkeys could drive.

I see you've never been to Seattle.


I thought those were male adolescent jackasses.
 
2012-08-25 11:53:26 AM

ms_lara_croft: FloydA: ms_lara_croft: FTA: " In experiments, male adolescent monkeys also prefer to play with wheeled vehicles while the females prefer dolls - and their societies say nothing on the matter."

I didn't know male adolescent monkeys could drive.

I see you've never been to Seattle.

I thought those were male adolescent jackasses.


It's not just males. If you're within the city limits and you're still tooling around in a vehicle, you're doing it wrong.
 
2012-08-25 12:44:12 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: But what about girls whose dolls drive the trucks?


They have a future of flannel and birkenstocks.

/NTTAWWT
 
2012-08-25 01:05:03 PM
As for why evolution made this so, questions remain,

Evolution must be a sexist.
 
2012-08-25 02:22:03 PM
I always hated dolls, but I loved my model horses and anything related to them such as tractors and my truck / trailer for my model horses.

I know that loving horses is a very definite girl thing, but I never knew what to do with dolls at all... other than to stick them on the horses. Even my poor Star Wars figures were tied to the model horses heads and given rides around.
 
2012-08-25 02:35:51 PM

Lorelle: Hormones also explain why boys like girls who have dumps like a truck, truck, truck.


I'll take you for a ride.
scifimafia.com
'Cuz you're my queeeeeeeen.
 
2012-08-25 02:37:03 PM
It's an ACTION FIGURE!
 
2012-08-25 02:38:54 PM

MoronLessOff: Lorelle: Hormones also explain why boys like girls who have dumps like a truck, truck, truck.

I'll take you for a ride.
[scifimafia.com image 560x382]
'Cuz you're my queeeeeeeen.


On mah garbage truck.
/Truck Truck truck.

I loved that movie. And then afterwards, the comics, too.
/I almost like the comics better, but I will say I prefer the second power Scott gained in the movie (Self Respect!) to what he gained in the comic
 
2012-08-25 02:39:41 PM
Testosterone is a hell of a drug....
 
2012-08-25 02:41:59 PM

Felgraf: MoronLessOff: Lorelle: Hormones also explain why boys like girls who have dumps like a truck, truck, truck.

I'll take you for a ride.
[scifimafia.com image 560x382]
'Cuz you're my queeeeeeeen.

On mah garbage truck.
/Truck Truck truck.

I loved that movie. And then afterwards, the comics, too.
/I almost like the comics better, but I will say I prefer the second power Scott gained in the movie (Self Respect!) to what he gained in the comic


I've thought about getting the comic, but I wan't to pick up F.E.A.R. Agent next.

I wish I had more money to spend on comics.
...and truck truck trucks.
 
2012-08-25 02:43:24 PM

MoronLessOff: 'Cuz you're my queeeeeeeen.


That's a pretty bass.
 
2012-08-25 02:44:10 PM

way south: It's an ACTION FIGURE!


elf-comic.thecomicseries.com
 
2012-08-25 02:51:56 PM

QT_3.14159: I always hated dolls, but I loved my model horses and anything related to them such as tractors and my truck / trailer for my model horses.

I know that loving horses is a very definite girl thing, but I never knew what to do with dolls at all... other than to stick them on the horses. Even my poor Star Wars figures were tied to the model horses heads and given rides around.


Same here. I was raised on books and puzzles. No dolls or stuffed animals. Then after my folks were divorced, there was no money for dolls and such. My current small collection of stuffed animals are all gifts. The dog chews on them. 

/allergic to horses
//thank god for books
 
2012-08-25 02:52:48 PM
I wanted Transformers and Star Wars items as a child.

This means I am an alien I suppose.
 
2012-08-25 02:58:06 PM

MoronLessOff: Felgraf: MoronLessOff: Lorelle: Hormones also explain why boys like girls who have dumps like a truck, truck, truck.

I'll take you for a ride.
[scifimafia.com image 560x382]
'Cuz you're my queeeeeeeen.

On mah garbage truck.
/Truck Truck truck.

I loved that movie. And then afterwards, the comics, too.
/I almost like the comics better, but I will say I prefer the second power Scott gained in the movie (Self Respect!) to what he gained in the comic

I've thought about getting the comic, but I wan't to pick up F.E.A.R. Agent next.

I wish I had more money to spend on comics.
...and truck truck trucks.


Well, I didn't buy them for myself... my then-GF (now fiance) got them for me for christmas. I was psyched. =)
 
2012-08-25 03:02:17 PM
 
2012-08-25 03:08:00 PM
I preferred Legos and trains over dolls any day when I was a kid. To this day I think dolls are both useless and creepy.
 
2012-08-25 03:15:13 PM
How does this explain why so many top level female celebrities take massive dumps in the shower which they then attempt to heel down the drain? You don't see dudes doing that.
 
2012-08-25 03:22:12 PM
meh. I had barbie dolls riding in the jeep with the gi joes.both had weapons.
and yes, I had the big dolls- it was the 70s
 
2012-08-25 03:22:28 PM

way south: It's an ACTION FIGURE!


underscoopfire.com

And knowing is half the battle!
 
2012-08-25 03:24:00 PM

ms_lara_croft: FTA: " In experiments, male adolescent monkeys also prefer to play with wheeled vehicles while the females prefer dolls - and their societies say nothing on the matter."

I didn't know male adolescent monkeys could drive.


1.bp.blogspot.com

Chauffeur, even.
 
2012-08-25 03:32:17 PM

ocirats: I preferred Legos and trains over dolls any day when I was a kid. To this day I think dolls are both useless and creepy.


My wife tried to raise my stepsons without toy guns, wouldn't allow anyone to buy them for the boys. Not that she is anti-gun as much as she didn't want them learning to use them as toys. Finally, after the older one was 7 and she realized they still made gun shapes with their hands, or picked up sticks and pretended they were guns, she gave in.

My daughter, on the other hand, she is a typical girl without any help from outside. She picked up dolls on her own, picked up a toy purse on her own, all those girly things without us deciding one way or the other. A lot of her initial toys were either hand me downs from her brothers, or things that were my toys when I was a kid.

Not that any of this is wrong, just that it's interesting that the kids DID naturally follow gender roles without anyone trying. I find watching the kids grow and develop fascinating, especially when stuff like this happens.
 
2012-08-25 03:35:26 PM
It sucks when you are a kid who doesn't follow the gender role behavior expected because you get made to feel like something is wrong with you.
 
2012-08-25 04:06:31 PM

Mikey1969: Finally, after the older one was 7 and she realized they still made gun shapes with their hands, or picked up sticks and pretended they were guns, she gave in.


My kindergarten kids use their toy shapes to make guns all the time, both the boys and girls. And they live in a country where private possession of guns is outlawed (so they don't see them at home) and aren't really exposed to them in media much. Kids just like guns.
 
2012-08-25 04:19:41 PM
 
2012-08-25 04:43:36 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-08-25 05:19:20 PM

ocirats: I preferred Legos and trains over dolls any day when I was a kid. To this day I think dolls are both useless and creepy.


One Christmas I got a Cabbage Patch doll. My brother got a Big Trak.

Ask yourself, what's more fun--this:
listverse.files.wordpress.com

or this?
www.handheldmuseum.com


I'm still pissed more than 30 years later. And my beloved stuffed animals spent some quality time pretending to pack hunt the doll.

I did get a Pot Belly Bear for my birthday later, that sorta made up for it.
 
2012-08-25 05:32:02 PM
Of course, the type of toy a kid plays with indicates the type of role they'll gravitate towards. Men traditionally hunted with tools, which means that those who familiarized themselves with mechanics and 3rd person imagination would develop a useful skill set for tracking and killing. Women on the other hand typically stayed in the village, and had more social duties including raising kids, and interacting with fellow villagers.
 
2012-08-25 05:43:34 PM
boys play with trucks and not dolls because the retina in a male eye is different than a female retina. Males have 3 times the number of cells that detect movement which makes a movement based toy more stimulating and attractive.
 
2012-08-25 05:50:00 PM
Boys, meanwhile, tend to develop superior spatial navigation abilities. "Multiple studies in humans and primates shows there is a substantial male advantage in mental rotation, which is taking an object and rotating it in the mind," Wallen said. "It could be that manipulating objects like balls and wheels in space is one way this mental rotation gets more fully developed."

A bit of an exaggeration. The gender difference in mental rotation is actually rather small. Something on the order of a 2-4% difference between mean scores. But the distribution of both men and women is vast, so there is a lot of overlap. And that really is just for mental rotation. Other spatial skills, like spatial memory, tend to show the opposite: women score better than men on average, but both groups have large, overlapping distributions.

SkinnyHead: As for why evolution made this so, questions remain,

Evolution must be a sexist.


Since evolution is a process and not an entity, it by definition cannot be sexist. You're anthropomorphizing an idea. But that aside, since there is no inherent value difference between one set of skills and the other (both are necessary for continued existence of the species), the only sexism here is coming from those who think one of those skills is intrinsically more valuable than the other overall. In some contexts, superior mental rotation and spatial skills is better, in other contexts a greater capacity for empathy and theory-of-mind is important, but overall you can't compare the value of one to the other because they are utilized in different contexts.
 
2012-08-25 06:16:21 PM

GF named my left testicle thundercles: boys play with trucks and not dolls because the retina in a male eye is different than a female retina. Males have 3 times the number of cells that detect movement which makes a movement based toy more stimulating and attractive.


Interesting. I have never heard of this before (that means nothing).

A google for male retina female retina turns this up, but not much else.

https://www.google.com/search?q=male+retina+female+retina

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-25 09:50:35 PM
If you really want to fark with your parents, kids, play with Barbie dolls who drive Tonka trucks.

Truck Driving Molly--the toughest truck driver on the roads.

But girls don't drive trucks little boy.

Sure they do. Where do you think baby truck drivers come from.

Truck Driving Molly, meet Gas Station Attendant Barbie.

Can I get you something, Ma'am?

I'll have 250 gallons of premium diesel and a slice of whatever kinda pie you're having, because those hips are fine.


You'll see a lot of very expensive professionals over the next twenty years. But your parents will be pwned royally.

Truck Driving Molly--she's Tonka Tuff!
 
2012-08-25 09:53:56 PM
A lot of women do drive trucks. It's the only way they get to see their husbands. And the best way to keep an eye on the bastards.
 
2012-08-25 10:42:44 PM

Kome: Since evolution is a process and not an entity, it by definition cannot be sexist. You're anthropomorphizing an idea. But that aside, since there is no inherent value difference between one set of skills and the other (both are necessary for continued existence of the species), the only sexism here is coming from those who think one of those skills is intrinsically more valuable than the other overall. In some contexts, superior mental rotation and spatial skills is better, in other contexts a greater capacity for empathy and theory-of-mind is important, but overall you can't compare the value of one to the other because they are utilized in different contexts.


Well, I still blame The Patriarchy™
 
2012-08-25 10:52:42 PM
Oh, this thread. Where the ladies talk about how they're more into cars than dolls, blah blah we get it, you're special. I'm sure you're also a girl gamer and make meme comics.
 
2012-08-25 11:06:11 PM
www.wereinourtwenties.com
 
2012-08-25 11:07:30 PM

flyinghouse99: Oh, this thread. Where the ladies talk about how they're more into cars than dolls, blah blah we get it, you're special. I'm sure you're also a girl gamer and make meme comics.


No, I liked robots and laserguns more than dolls or cars. Meme comics? Naw, man, I made Geocities sites the first year they opened up. But I'm perfectly feminine, I used to breastfeed and post on Fark at the same time.
 
2012-08-25 11:08:26 PM

flyinghouse99: Oh, this thread. Where the ladies talk about how they're more into cars than dolls, blah blah we get it, you're special. I'm sure you're also a girl gamer and make meme comics.


It's probably the same bitter disappointment as the boys who got baseball gloves from well-meaning uncles, when they wish they got the latest D&D Monster Manual.
 
2012-08-26 08:41:14 PM

RoyBatty: GF named my left testicle thundercles: boys play with trucks and not dolls because the retina in a male eye is different than a female retina. Males have 3 times the number of cells that detect movement which makes a movement based toy more stimulating and attractive.

Interesting. I have never heard of this before (that means nothing).

A google for male retina female retina turns this up, but not much else.

https://www.google.com/search?q=male+retina+female+retina


Thanks, and bookmarking for later...

...because themoreyouknow.jpg
 
2012-08-26 11:32:32 PM

RoyBatty: GF named my left testicle thundercles: boys play with trucks and not dolls because the retina in a male eye is different than a female retina. Males have 3 times the number of cells that detect movement which makes a movement based toy more stimulating and attractive.

Interesting. I have never heard of this before (that means nothing).

A google for male retina female retina turns this up, but not much else.

https://www.google.com/search?q=male+retina+female+retina

[i.imgur.com image 623x586]


that looks like an excerpt from "why gender matters" by leonard sax. thats the source.
 
2012-08-27 02:00:13 AM

GF named my left testicle thundercles: that looks like an excerpt from "why gender matters" by leonard sax. thats the source.


Thanks, and that has now provided me so much reading, I want to take back that thanks :(

But thank you.
 
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