Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Are men smarter?

I've noticed that the same people who say that we can't expect men to contain their urges are also the ones who think men should be in charge of the world.

A few days ago, a radio talk show host on Air America said that men are better than women in every area, because men are more likely to score at the highest levels on tests of intelligence, etc. What he carefully didn't mention is that men are also more likely than woman to score at the lowest levels on these same tests as women. So we would be equally justified in saying that men are worse than women in all ways.

Actually, women on average score higher than men in some areas, including the ability to "read" a person's emotions accurately from their facial expressions.


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Frustrated American said...

Well I can't say for sure, especially after what just took place in the Gulf and how are male leaders reacted or lack of reaction. And then again C. Rice was shopping for shoes as the hurricane hit so who is to say?

Patricia said...

I too considered commenting on the such facts as that men are responsible for wars and most other violence, and that they will marry a dumb, beautiful woman and expect their children to be smart and successful. To be fair, they have also created much beautiful music and art, and useful scientfific and technocological advances. But the purpose of my original entry was simply to point out a lack of reasoning or fact in the media report, which was the main reason I started this blog in the first place.

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