Do you believe that men are more intelligent than women?
September 23, 2010 7:42pm CST
I've been hearing this couple of times that men are more intelligent than women because of the following reasons: Most of the genius is male, most of the leaders are men; they have bigger size of brains than women; and male average higher on tests of spatial ability which means they have more ability to quickly grasp a complex concept compared to women. But in my own point of view, I wouldn't say that men are more intelligent than women because we all have differences when it comes to talents, abilities and skills. In some aspect, men dominate while in some, women also dominate. So these equate both. However, correct me if I'm wrong but I would say that men are good in decision making because they are more objective while women are more subjective. :) So, what is your stand on this?
25 Sep 10
I actually do not believe that intelligence is at all restricted to gender. There are instances of exceptionally intelligent individuals from both sexes, and to somehow survey differences between the genders and come to a valid conclusion with adequate credentials is - in my opinion in spite of the circumstances and factors that must be considered - completely out of the question. It's like saying the sky is prettier than the moon ... some will agree due to their perception and others will disagree entirely; in the end it's subjective in its entirety.
24 Sep 10
Its all about role i guess. I mean historically women have been deemed inferior to men. Opportunities are given to men and women are supposed to just be supporters of men while they conquer nations and rule government. So Historically there are more male achiever and leaders. about bigger brains well I'm not good with science. Is it just the brain which is bigger? how about the heart, liver,kidney.. same size as women? Men are bigger physically so i guess its just logical they have bigger brain. Now with decision making, i guess we are just about the same.
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24 Sep 10
No, I don't think men are more intelligent than women. Or vice versa. Not as a whole. I really don't think there's any definitive list on all the geniuses in the world. Who knows how many geniuses there are who aren't well known because they either never had their genius developed or because they didn't want to broadcast it? And saying there are more leaders isn't really a good argument for intelligence in my opinion. Isn't there more indication of intelligence in what kind of leaders they are, rather than mere numbers? Not to say that they aren't intelligent, but I don't think being a leader is by itself proof of intelligence. And aren't women supposed to score better in language portions of tests?
24 Sep 10
Women are really good at stuff like baking pies, making sandwiches, doing laundry, cleaning dishes, etc. Men are real good at doing stuff like discovering complex mathematical formulas, building vast structures, finding cures for illnesses etc. I'd say we are about equal considering those things. Just kidding around ;), you feminists stop being so angry and go make me some pie!(More satire). I'd have to agree that there are a lot more geniuses who were male, but then again, through history females weren't given the same education as males, usually none actually. But then again, genius is usually something you are born with. I'd have to say that men are more intelligent in certain fields, where women are more intelligent in certain fields. That's my take of it.