Wild creatures. Who can’t be understood but strive desperately to be. Scientists side-step them. Labs go on lunch break when they turn up.

Mice. Female mice. They aren’t used in rodent studies. It’s all about male mice. There’s just too many variables with the lady ones. Too many factors to influence the results. No matter how the data is sliced and diced, it just can’t take into account those sweet little things called hormones.

So it’s better for everyone concerned to just leave them out.

Being excluded in the rodent world actually turns out well for the girls, seeing as the experiments tend to sway more toward life-ending than life-enhancing. But when it happens to humans it results in huge gaps of information.

The fact is it’s really hard to get your hands on studies that work with human females. They are either menstruating or not. Having babies or not. Don’t have any ovaries or do. Are taking some kind of contraceptive or not. They might be riding the moody, sweaty rollercoaster of menopause, or not.

The purpose of scientific studies is to disprove a theory about something. To  collect a reliable data set that has the potential to influence and effect change on a global scale.  To be reliable all studies need a control measure. A dependable group of people that share many similar characteristics. It’s virtually impossible to find a control group in the female kingdom.

WAY too many variables. Go with the guys. Keep it simple.

Fact. Females can’t be scientifically understood.
Not fact but good practice. Understand something before you judge it.

The fact that science can’t provide large amounts of scientifically validated data about females is answer enough. The facts are not in what’s said but what’s left unsaid.

There’s no one size fits all hypothesis.
The fact that females can’t be studied with any accuracy is testament to uniqueness.
Uniqueness is undervalued.
Complexity is meaningful.