I have long been a proponent that the differences between us are minimal. I do not intend on changing this stance, not just yet. But there are things that make you go “Huh?”
Most of my first person evidence that people communicate is the same way is based off of me myself communicating with boys, men, and bisexual girls and women (mother, girlfriends, lesbian friends of my mother). Now there is a distinct difference between homosexuality and bisexuality. However since this study is more or less preliminary we will unfairly lump everything together.
My main point is that my perception that everyone is the same or similar *could* be just a product of selective experiences. I *may* have even been raised to be predisposed to these selective experiences. Have I then in some way been disadvantaged? Are my expectations of how women should communicate skewed? Is my dogmatic belief that people are more alike than different have no bearing on reality?
I am open to further inquiry, since abandoning the pursuit of equality should not be done lightly. Interestingly enough, the researchers themselves take their results to mean that homosexuality is in fact nature and not nurture. I am not sure that this really holds since they are not (from what it seems) testing over a large range of ages and developments. Still, the work does lead to a host of other questions.