Women and men deserve equal treatment under the law and equal opportunities to succeed in life.
And yet that doesn’t mean we are all the same. People come in different shapes and sizes. They possess different abilities and overcome different challenges.
Some differences are big. Other differences are less obvious, such as those genetically encoded in our every single cell. And an individual’s relative masculinity and femininity exist along a continuum, shaped by that person’s self-representation, environment, and experience.
What we’re learning is: Difference just means difference. Two roads can lead to the same destination. Or even to two different, but equally nice destinations.
However, we are just beginning to understand how the differences that generally exist between women and men affect our biology and behavior.