These results paint a clear picture of sexual behavior within a strict gender binary. Men are from one planet and women are from another. But is that true? Is our behavior simply a product of innate gendered neurobiology or do we adjust our behavior based on prior experiences. Who has the luxury of impulsivity in our society? Would these results be different if Jane didn’t grown up hearing horror stories of men at bars with cruel intentions, or if John grew up in a society where women were the oppressing gender. What if it were Jenny and Jane or John and Jim at the bar? Yes it’s closing time, but at the last call for alcohol is the neurobiology behind taking people home just a reflection of different gendered privileges?
Victor, E. C., Sansosti, A. A., Bowman, H. C., & Hariri, A. R. (2015). Differential patterns of amygdala and ventral striatum activation predict gender-specific changes in sexual risk behavior. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(23), 8896-8900