A blog post on how exercise experiments that replicate on men don’t on women ends with the observation:
[W]hen it comes to women, there’s a great deal that sports scientists “just don’t understand.”
As if they’ve tried and tried and tried, but women are somehow outside the realms of understanding.
Which is bullshit.
As the blog post put it:
Scientists know, of course, that women are not men. But they often rely on male subjects exclusively, particularly in the exercise-science realm, where, numerically, fewer female athletes exist to be studied. But when sports scientists recreate classic men-only experiments with distaff subjects, the women often react quite differently.
Science only knows what it studies, and studies repeatedly, with consistent results. If you don’t study women, you aren’t going to know, and you certainly won’t understand.
Science can’t find the answers when it doesn’t ask the questions.
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