For years sociologists have been using the binary ‘male’ and ‘female’ designations to study the human population, endlessly analysing behaviors between these two groups.
Now in an innovative paper, two sociologists reject the idea of using these gender designations as being statistically inaccurate and socially naïve. “Most human behaviours have a low correlation to gender”, comments Swedish research leader Dr Bent Perssen.
Collaborating researcher from Pakistan, Prof Gosh Zuprize continues the point. “Take almost any human behavior – deception, promiscuity, social skills, map reading – and you will find enormous variation within a gender and only a small or negligible difference between the average of the genders.”
Perssen and Zuprize have come up with a new segmentation for social behaviours amongst the human population that provides a very accurate predictor of an individual’s behaviour.
“After much research, we are proposing that instead of using ‘male’ or ‘female’ as the primary segmentation, we define people as being either ‘nasty’ or ‘nice’ irrespective of gender. For further refinement we use the four-point scale of ‘very nasty’, ‘quite nasty’, ‘quite nice’ and ‘very nice’. This is major advance for the social sciences and indeed for society itself,” says Dr Perssen with pride.
Based on a large-scale meta-study, they have shown that there is an extremely strong correlation (+1.00) between critical human behaviours and this new designation. One of their most insightful analyses proves that all murders are performed by ‘very nasty’ people. In another example, they have shown that ‘very nice’ or ‘quite nice’ people will always remain committed to a marriage with a zero percent divorce rate.
They have also conducted reverse regression analysis to show that there are approximately even numbers of ‘nice’ and ‘nasty’ people distributed between men and women. “In fact we go further and assert that if you think that your gender has more ‘nice’ people than the other gender, then it demonstrates that you are a ‘nasty’ person,” commented Prof Zuprize.
“Based on genetic research,” he continued, “we propose that people are designated as ‘nice’ or ‘nasty’ at about the age of 5 and this is then used as the main designator in their passports and other official documents in place of gender. This would be of great assistance to security and law enforcement worldwide.”
Dr Perssen points out the implications of their findings go well beyond just academia. “It will also require a rethink of our equal opportunity laws. We need to make sure that ‘nasty’ people aren’t discriminated against simply because of their genetic make-up. While they commit all of the crimes and are generally anti-social, we need to find ways of making sure that they don’t feel disadvantaged in society and have the same opportunities as ‘nice’ people. Our research shows that all ‘very nice’ people agree with this approach even though it may not be in their own best interests.”