Everything We Think We Know About Testosterone is (Mostly) Wrong

The surprising way testosterone actually relates to “masculinity”

Jordan Shapiro
11 min readApr 28, 2021

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You were probably taught that testosterone is responsible for characteristics commonly associated with masculinity. Supposedly, testosterone makes men assertive and competitive. It’s why they seek out social status and pursue multiple sexual…

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Jordan Shapiro

I wrote some books - Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad & The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World. I teach at Temple University.