Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some Things Maybe You Didn't Know About Sex Differences?


1.      Couples that share housework have a higher likelihood of divorce compared to more traditional couples where the wife does the bulk of the housework.

2.      Female Komodo dragons die younger than male dragons because they spend so much effort building their nests, defending their eggs and providing food for their young. This causes the females to lose weight and die at a younger age. In short, housework kills them.

3.      In general, women prefer a larger number of options in a choice set than men. This, of course, explains why my wife has 157 pairs of shoes and I have 5.

4.      Women have higher IQ scores than men on average, reversing the gender gap that existed 50 years ago when men had higher scores.

5.      Men enjoy sweet foods more than women in general, but women enjoy eating chocolate more. Go figure.

6.      Men defecate more often than women. Why do the blokes want the toilet seat up?

7.      Women vomit more often than men. Why do the girls want the toilet seat down?

8.      There is no reliable gender difference in multi-tasking. One of the biggest gender myths out there is that women are better.

9.      Women have lower stimulus thresholds and lower tolerance levels for pain. The popular myth has it the other way around.

10.  Cursing out loud helps men deal with sudden pain, but it does nothing for women, who merely feel shame about using foul language.

11.  Women dream about clothing and apparel more than men (see point 3 about shoe options).

12.  Women suffer from headaches more frequently. (Not just an excuse for not having sex?)

13.  Women can make finer distinctions among smells and tastes. (Let her do the cooking?)

14.  Women can make finer distinctions among colours. (Let her do the interior designing?)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Charles, nice to see another post!

    "Couples that share housework have a higher likelihood of divorce compared to more traditional couples where the wife does the bulk of the housework."

    Can you provide the source for this? I'd imagine feminists are pissed.

    "Women have higher IQ scores than men on average, reversing the gender gap that existed 50 years ago when men had higher scores."

    Bad journalism is responsible for this little gem. According to the most recent study I could find in the literature (Irwing, 2012), men are ahead of women by 3 IQ points in the US. (Source: Irwing, Paul (2012). "Sex differences in g: An analysis of the US standardization sample of the WAIS-III". Personality and Individual Differences 53 (2): 126–31. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.05.001.)

    Further, I found this on Wikipedia.

    "In July 2012, IQ researcher James Flynn was widely misquoted in the media as claiming that women had surpassed men on IQ tests for the first time in a century. In a 2012 lecture, Flynn responded by denouncing the media reports as distortions, and made it clear that his data instead showed a rough parity between the sexes in a few countries on the Raven's Matrices for boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18. Women, he argued, had previously scored lower than men on the Raven's tests, but reached equality with men in these nations as a result of exposure to modernity by entering the professions and being allowed greater educational access. Flynn stated that the minute variations that did appear were statistically negligible and were not attributable to differences in cognitive ability."

    Definitely reinforces my belief that one should be critical of what is in the media about gender differences.

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