I learned stuff about the bio-chemistry of sex, love and gender differences that never ever occurred to me from Vicki Thorn.
Who's that? From a press release from her recent appearance here:
Thorn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at the Catholic University of America. Her work on the biology of bonding and attraction is informing the dialogue about sexuality and abortion. She has studied the research about the chemical and cellular complexities that transpire when a woman becomes pregnant. Thorn explains how every woman carries in her body the cells of every child that has been conceived in her womb. This phenomenon is known as microchimerism. Studies have shown that during an abortion, more cells from the baby transfer to the mother than during a full-term pregnancy and delivery.
Did you know, for example, that men can more easily pick out true north than women?
Here are three videos of her delving into the science. On the first, she discusses how she got interested in it; at about 16 minutes, she starts to get into the science, some of which you might have heard. The new stuff is on videos 2 and 3.
If you are pro-choice or you ignored the Catholic sponsorship, thank you for getting this far. I'm not a bio-chemist, obviously, but I did find it interesting and not based on ideology or anyone's religious dogma. Thorn appeared on July 28 at the Lake County (Illinois) Right to Life Benefit Banquet.