Harvard Professor Pacifies Gender-Wars with Classroom Pheromone Experiment
(Actual 2001 telephone conversation):
"Oh, Dr. Cutler, is this you? Yes, I had tested the product (Athena Pheromone 10:13 for women) and was amazed at the effects it had on my class. So I am ordering again.
I teach a course to graduate students... forty in the class, half women, half men.
We are examining human rights laws, issues of health and rights of individuals. It is a difficult experience for many students who have led sheltered lives, as they discover their own country of origin is engaging in human rights abuses.
The class is difficult as it is. Human rights law with graduate students---master's and Ph.D. candidates. They are looking at things that people do to people that are just not right. They will be in deep arguments when they discover human rights abuses.
One woman mentioned the work Dr. Cutler had done on pheromones (click for more on pheromone discovery). Then a man in the class jumped up saying, "You people are stupid to buy this stuff!"... The event literally changed the class from that moment on. I said, "Let's stop talking about this. Let's go to lunch." They bought their lunch but came back to talk about this with their lunch in hand! ... I had never seen such a reaction to any idea.
I am one of those people who does not like to be defeated. The class was so caught up in argument that they would not let it go. I went home that night and was reflecting on what had happened in class that day. And I was leafing through a magazine I get--New Age Journal. And there was your ad. I thought: This is "the stupid thing" the students are enraged about, this was the thing the class was all caught up over.
I decided to try to do this experiment and we got such amazing results! Men don't want to "link", to sit near the women during these arguments. Too much tension.... So, at that time, I ordered a vial [of Athena Pheromone 10:13]. I gave this offer to the women who wanted to test it. I followed the directions, found a fragrance from a natural health products shop, and mixed it with the Athena Pheromone 10:13.
I got the women who wanted to test it to agree to wear it every day. Well, 20 women in this class, all of them shared it. Now, in this class when we are discussing issues of rape and other abuses of women, the men and women always sit in groups apart from each other. It is a natural tendency.
Well, the third time in class it was hysterical!
The men started asking, "Why do women want to sit alone? It's not bad to mingle during class."
One man literally said, "It's wrong! We have come here, we should not sit apart!" It continued like this, some of the women started describing their experiences outside of class.
One woman whose boyfriend had gone to Yale, had planned to break up with her and was coming up to [our college] for a planned event. He got near her and changed his mind saying, "Oh no, the new girlfriend is not as a good as you." That sort of thing.
I was really skeptical. Now I wanted to see how this is going, where. It was the most weird thing that the class had ever produced.
I remember I was flabbergasted watching the students start to mix. ***
By the 5th week, the students were all mixing and studying in a mixed study group! In a class of 48 students this had never happened before. Other changes occurred also... Never, never before it was like this kind of pleasantness of the men toward the women in the classroom! It was amazing!
And 3 male professors came to sit in on this class. It was the most amazing thing. At one point I had forgotten all about the pheromone being used and these 3 showed up. Never in 5 years had other professors come to sit in on my class.
So one of the female students who was in my class is my teaching assistant for this new semester. She suggested we do another experiment. We will test the pheromone in different classes. In the men, I will put it in one type of perfume and then just follow the instructions.
It was great to talk with you, Dr. Cutler. I have reviewed your website and will let you know what happens."
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