Women are demonstrated to be the superior sex in more ways than one, and you may have never heard of some of these differences.
by Joshua George
The systematic oppression of women over the ages has always been justified by the argument that men are inherently superior to women. However, several scientific studies of the differences between men and women all conclude that women seem to have a biological advantage over men.
In fact, human beings are one of the few species where females are relegated to positions of lower importance or considered the ‘weaker sex’ who often merely serve the purpose of reproduction and nothing more, whereas the females of most other species of animals are considered stronger, more resourceful, and more powerful than their male counterparts.
While it is a known fact that women are great at multitasking, here are the proven ways in which women are physically, mentally, emotionally, and evolutionarily superior to men:
1. Women live longer
It is not an unknown fact that women are demonstrated to live longer than men on average, with their lifespans often exceeding males by as much as 12 years in some societies. Their bodies are more durable, and they are often protected against a host of ailments and diseases that plague men and increase their mortality risks.
2. Women have better memory retention
Women outperform men on memory tasks at all ages and have better retention of information than men do. Even when age-related memory degeneration sets in, women still tend to have better memory retention than men do, despite being more prone to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Women can survive longer without food
In extreme living conditions, such as times of famine and epidemics, women are more likely to last longer than men. Women tend to have more body fat and less muscle mass than men. Since fat requires less energy, they are better able to survive long periods without food.
4. Women can tolerate higher levels of pain
Women are able to withstand the incredible pains of childbirth because they naturally have a higher level of pain tolerance than men do. While this evolutionary advantage helps them hold up under incredible pain, they may paradoxically also be more sensitive to pain than men are.
5. Women have better hearing
A 2008 study by John Hopkins University discovered that men are five and a half times more likely to lose their hearing than women. Women also tend to have a greater ability than men to perceive sounds with frequencies over 2,000 Hz.
6. Women have stronger immune systems
Studies on the hormone estrogen have found that it gives women greater resistance to bacteria and viruses, making it harder for them to fall prey to an infection. They also produce antibodies in larger quantities in response to an invading organism and have more white blood cells than men do.
7. Women are less likely to stutter
Men are affected by stuttering between 4 and 12 times more than women are. A study that attempted to figure out why discovered that men who stutter tended to have fewer connections between the motor planning and execution areas in the left hemisphere of their brains.
8. Women are less prone to cardiovascular disease because of their lower blood pressure
Women on an average have lower blood pressure than men, according to various studies. This means that they are often less prone to the health risks that come with chronic hypertension and cardiovascular disease, at least before menopause sets in.
9. Women have a better peripheral vision
Men are able to pick up rapidly changing images and perceive sudden movements more keenly than women are. However, women have a wider field of vision than men do because they have better peripheral vision than their male counterparts.
10. Women are often spared from genetic diseases caused by mutations on the X chromosome
There are a number of genetic diseases caused by mutations in the X chromosome that affect men but skip women, who have another healthy set of genes to counteract the effects of the mutated genes. Women are less likely to develop Hunter syndrome, hemophilia, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
11. Women have higher social and emotional intelligence, making them better leaders
Women tend to have better emotional empathy than men do, allowing them to relate to people and build a rapport with them. Since they are better able to tell what other people are feeling, they can lead people better, and also make for good counselors and teachers.
12. Women can spot subtle differences in colors better
Women are more sensitive to the subtle differences between extreme colors than men are. A study discovered that women were able to distinguish between hues that appeared identical to men, and also determine which primary or secondary color they were closest to.
13. Women are smarter
While women have lagged behind men in terms of IQ scores in the years before they gained the right to education and the right to vote, they have since caught up and surpassed men. In fact, women’s IQ scores are rising at a rate faster than men’s have been.
14. Women are less violent
Most psychopaths and sexual sadists are men. Men are also more susceptible to antisocial personality disorders and tend to exhibit more violent behavior than women. It is believed that testosterone plays a role in making men engage in a more aggressive behavior.