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War of The Sexes Verdict: Women Are Better Than Men

Updated on April 29, 2012

Settle down boys

I feel I owe it to my favorite men out there to explain this a little more. After all, it's not easy getting this blow to the ego. To make it sting a little more (I hate to do this guys) the verdict was well-researched and decided by a man. Ouch! The fact that a man has come to this conclusion may be more credible than if a woman had- so hear me out guys.

A book was recently released titled, "Man Down: Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt That Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers, and Just About Everything Else" by Dan Abrams, Legal Analyst for NBC/NSMBC. In his book, he presents evidence, polls, and studies proving the female sex superior to men in areas across the board, especially typical male areas. The author states, "This is not an effort to beat up on us guys but it may serve as a wake up call for some." Are you awake guys?

Good news for women?

I'm a strong, confident woman (not a feminist- there's my disclaimer for you guys who think this is a one-sided argument), and I was surprised to see this book and the findings. Some may think this is exactly what a woman would want, but you're wrong. This verdict is a nightmare for women. Hear me out on this women who are ferociously clapping and cheering.

A man now has a completely valid argument for expecting wifey to cook, do the dishes, fix the car, build the house, and mow the lawn. I can hear him saying, "Dear, if you're better at everything than me, you go ahead and do it." If women are better at everything, men will have secured a spot on the couch or golf course for the rest of our existance.

This may surprise you...

Based on studies, the book compiled and concluded women are better:

  • gamblers and competitors; women are able to size up their opponents better than men and able to read people better as well.
  • better cops; able to diffuse a bad situation quicker and smoother.
  • better dealing with romantic break-ups; women have a circle of friends they rely on to overcome tough times. We enjoy movies that make us laugh or cry it out over broken romance, we eat, we shop, we're over it. Men think they can do it on their own and just mask or hide their emotions even though they linger and fester within them often leading to substance abuse.
  • better with a hammer; an actual study in a lab found that women are more deliberate with a hammer while men just want to get that sucker nailed.
  • better drivers; men have more traffic infractions, therefore have higher insurance. They are more reckless- they could be better drivers, but we wouldn't know because they are too busy doing foolish things behind the wheel.
  • better world leaders; throughout recent history (the 70's+), women leaders have had more success with getting bills passed. They also see through with their plans more thoroughly.
  • better spies; if you know something about history some of the best spies were the women because nobody suspected them. Hey, it's no coincidence that Jame Bond is always fooled by a female spy.
  • women are less corrupt; women in politics, for example, are less corrupt. Many countries with corrupt systems, such as law force are actively hiring women purposefully. We've had our fun with the first black president, now how about a woman?
  • vote more; something to consider when targeting an audience of potential voters.

The not so surprising:

  • tolerate pain better; you try getting waxed and having a baby.
  • nurturing
  • live longer/healthier
  • better looking
  • smarter; like how I put that in the "not surprising" category.
  • better memories; if I had a nickle for every time I had to remind a man of something.

Will it stop mad feminists?

I've taken a few blows from a feminist or two in my time while some of the topics I've written have some hubbers and commenters thinking I'm a feminist, but truth be told feminists may have an extra edge here on some points made in this book.For instance, if women are better professionals, less corrupt, better at managing money, smarter, etc, why are we paid less than men and where is a woman sitting in the president's chair?

Men and women complain the government has become corrupt, well put a woman in the White House. We make fun of women who run, but we do it because we just don't like them. Everybody "liked" Obama and we see where it became a popularity contest. How about the best person for the job? Dan Abrams book is a wonderful resume for a woman.

It's a man's world

Abrams, the author, and even a truckload of women still maintain the notion that it's clearly a man's world. Men dominate the leadership positions in our world and they will always be physically stronger, therefore ultimately dominant. I'm sure many can agree there are advantages for both sexes and the relationship between us should be complimentary not a competition. 

 

Where do you weigh in?

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Patrick, Not only did you not read the book but you didn't read my hub either. Shame on you. Are women better readers? You may be out to prove that one true. Or are we better at comprehension of material read? You could prove that one true too.

      You stated, "If you say no then you've got an agenda too". If you read it you'd know I'm poking fun at this book. I really don't take it seriously. In fact I have other hubs that build men up, try to shake sense into women that we do need men, and take a realistic look at feminism. I'm on your side buddy so you don't have to jump to far to your conclusions.

      As a former researcher in psychology, I do not take studies seriously. You can find any study to support any idea or notion you have. But I open it up to discussion- that's what a blog is. That's what my hubs are.

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      Anonymous 4 years ago

      All misandrists are the same, telling flat out lies like "boys are NATURALLY stupid, if you wished to do anything right you should have been a girl!"

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      Patrick 4 years ago

      Women are better at EVERYTHING! Sounds like an objective book to me. Just the tone of it screams authority, doesn't it?

      I haven't read the book, nor will I. I don't doubt he's amassed a wealth of statistics from real studies. Yawn. I do doubt that women are better at EVERYTHING. Just think about that. Does that even sound realistic. An objective reader would ask "What did the studies show men are better at?" Nothing, right? I doubt it. It's clearly a one-sided agenda laden rag. And no, I'm not trying to protect my fragile male ego - just trying to inject a little objectivity.

      Could we not amass a bunch of statistics to show that men are better at many things than women. If you say no, then you've got an agenda. Of course we could (and no I haven't bothered to waste my time doing so). The thing is nobody would publish it. Every women's group in the country would be calling for their heads on a platter.

      It's very hip these days to write books like this: Man Down, Manning Up, The Decline of Men, The End of Men...and the list goes on. Could you imagine anyone giving a man a platform to shout "Men are better than women?" Nope. Wouldn't happen. But we find it funny when women do it to men. For some reason we really get off on it.

      Let's grow up, boys and girls. This school yard argument is getting very tiring.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks aincas!

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      aincas 4 years ago from uk

      very interesting hub and interesting comments!

      my girlfriend bought me this book - at first I thought it was just a joke, but infact it is all based on facts and research. certainly hurts the pride abit reading it! But its time males woke up!

      I am a manager in a busy office and over the years have employed hundreds of people and you soon start to realise that in general females are far bettter to hire than males.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      There was this one woman who even said this.

      NO WOMEN MORE STRONG THAN MEN IN EVERY ASPECTS

      And what proof does this women have that women are greater then men the only thing great I have seen about women like this (not all women) is how manipulative, conniving, stupid, and ignorant they are.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      If you are interested in reading that article here's the link.

      https://hubpages.com/education/Countries-with-More...

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I recetly read an article about gender imbalance in some countries and one of the commenters (I dont know if it was a man or woman) said this (No doubt there is imbalance but men want to treat women as slaves and torture and kill them for their greedyness) I dont know if they were talking about all men or some men but as usual they are making genralizations that I as a man find offensive it seems that even on hubpages there are idiots.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Matty,

      without fact checking, I can probably say I agree with you. I'm sure you're right. I think women thrive in various areas where men don't and vice versa. I also think the human race would be better if they left the competition aspect out of it and of course, I made light of this book in my hub, because we don't need anybody else contributing to the competition between men and women. As I've always said, both sexes are fundamental!

      Bcrouch,

      Interesting stuff. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sam,

      that's absolutely crazy, and women are just as deserving to serve time as men. If you do the crime...

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      Mattty 4 years ago

      No women are not smarter on average according to the bell curve...Every tests has shown that men score about 5 IQ points higher on average than women do....The gap is narrowing but it is still present. And logically men are 10101010101019098101802382301 times better than women. Women are emotionally driven creatures....men are rational

      But you are right that women have more of an even distribution across the bell curve...With almost all the genius level scores being men but also all the really low scores being men aswell

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I am not sure but I think the reason they want to abolish women's prisons in the UK is because from what I hear female convicts in the UK often suffer from depression well I don't mean this to sound uncaring but that's not an excuse to be let out of prison no one wants to go to prison but if you break the law then you have to do time these women choose to steal, murder, rape, and molest children.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I don't know if this is the right place to post this comment but did you know in the UK there are groups that are trying to abolish women's prisons and send female criminals to therapy. Do they realize what kind of uproar they would get from people if they did that the justice system there would be pretty much no good giving people the perfect excuse to take the law into their own hands.

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      Bcrouch 4 years ago

      If you're interested, I can look up the bell curve. It's actually quite fascinating - there's this little hump down in the Forrest Gump region. Turns out there's a common mutation in the Y chromosome that makes the condition depressingly common.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Bcrouch~ yeah I believe that. THanks for stopping by.

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      Bcrouch 4 years ago

      Aye, this is completely true, but the crux is the female bell curve is more intelligent overall, yet narrower. In other words, women may be smarter on average, but the majority of the very smartest (and dumbest) people are male.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      The feminization of men is not purely intentional either. As women are working as much as men, they need assistance with house chores, womanly duties, with the kids ,etc. Men are doing more "women's work" than ever, and really out of necessity. Women can't do it all anymore due to working outside the home.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Sam~ you'll never get a straight answer from someone on either extreme side or the other. For example I consider myself republican/conservative for the most part and my mom is as well. However, she is extreme and listens to all one-sided talk radio and programs that are conservative- would I get all my info or even listen to her on the subject? No. I don't like extremes- life is a grey area, not black or white. In psychology one of the most damaging things to people is what they call all-or-nothing thinking. People start doing that and it makes them depressed, etc.

      Matty~ I agree society is going to hell and part of it is women raising kids alone. It is also a combination of men not stepping up too. They somehow slink away from their responsibilities. And women are now more confident and able to raise kids alone, making it more likely for them to leave. Wwith my first baby I almost left my husband- I didn't need to deal with his tantrums and my daughter's too. Maybe it's too much for them, etc. Kids are a lot of work and then when that happens you have a woman who is pissed at men in general for the rest of her life. My husband's mom is one of them. His dad was never in the picture other then to hold him a couple times when he was born. But his mom is anti-men and the worst part is she kept chosing good-for-nothing guys os it went on to reaffirm her negative outlook on them.

      Men, more than women, need a role model. Having a son myself and knowing moms with sons, the little boys tend to copy behavior and their dads. I don't see this with my daughter- she is very much her own person. But I've also heard in other fields of study that in general it is a good idea that men have someone they can look up to. They are visual and they do copy what they see. So you have some single moms who hate men and then little boys who can't understand why they,or men, should be hated. They grow up with a lack of self-esteem. It wouldn't be natural to hate themselves but they see their moms hating men. Sad.

      I think we need to take boys on a case by case basis. Nothing wrong with a sensitive man. My dad was a sensistive boy and his father kept making him do manly stuff to the extreme, like shooting the family dog when it was ill, but my dad was only 7. Or joining the army when he wanted to attend college instead and he liked writing poetry (he woldn't have been the first man to write poetry!). But his dad persisted...My dad had to shoot people in vietnam. My dad ended up being a transsexual, a woman. I think the early pressure of what it mean to be a man was too much for a sensitive boy. case by case for sure. It doesn't mean a sensitive boy will be gay or a transsexual but if encouraged in the right way could be a great sensitive writer like Nicolas Sparks. lol. You get my point. It shouldn't be black or white. I love a manly man with a sensitive side!

      By society, the pendulum has swung. we went from over masculizing men to feminizing them. It really needs to be in between. Over masculizing men leads to anger- anger is expressed when someone doesn't know how to express other feelings. They feel sad so it becomes anger, they feel frustrated so it becomes anger. Anger doesn't turn me on. an alpha male is constructive with that anger and is still able to use his sensibilities and brain during that time. Then there are men who see red when angry- they will get nowhere with that, well, trouble.

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      Mattywilliams 4 years ago

      Men are more logical than Women are imo.....But it's also harder in general to be a man so it's a trade off...Women live longer...a larger percentage of them reproduce compared to men...don't have to make good money to attract a mate...have favorable laws in the courts etc etc etc

      As for men thinking with testosterone and anger....yea maybe but that's not a bad thing generally not to mention women are attracted to it. They like forceful anger/aggression etc....Obviously to much testosterone thinking is a very bad thing but a man needs a healthy amount of it.

      The fact that men commit almost all crime has nothing to do with logic/lack of logic....nor does it mean that women are more kind/compassionate/moralistic etc etc etc than men are (well maybe SLIGHTLY they are).....Men commit almost also crime because A.) they have much more to gain and much less to lose by not following guidelines/laws set by society...B.) They have the balls/courage to take the risks in doing it...Every notorious criminal in history has gotten female attention (obviously these women were crazy but still).....A women would not take the risks involved in robbing a bank but they sure as hell would sleep with a bank robber (obviously these aren't normal healthy women...and are crazy but still)

      "but as more women are raising kids by themselves, the world is ran and raised by women literally."

      Yea which is a disaster for society and men in general.....All it will do is feminize men/raise them to act emasculated/weak which will then hurt them badly when they try to attract a women......which will then eventually make them lonely/sad/depressed after they can't get any girls to like them......which will eventually lead to rage=outburst against society....and on rare occasions extreme violence

      Feminization/Emasculation of men LEADS to violence in many instances (most people would think that sounds ridiculous but it's true)....Alot of people think it's the opposite (and sometimes it is like in the ultra masculine Black Ghetto community) but like I said earlier every one of these rampage killers have felt emasculated/humiliated before their attacks....and has used violence to overcompensate....In general raising a man to be "overly brutal and masculine or overly girly and sensitive" often leads to violence....Best to reach for a middle ground...and raise him to be compassionate but also proudly and distinctly masculine and male..... but as more and more men become feminized due to single mom upbringings yet Women still remain deeply attracted to confident masculine men....well expect for some violent outbreaks.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Thank you izettl for your advice I would rather ask you these things because I cant get any straight answers on the internet everybody is always saying things like feminism is about hate others say no it's not there always having arguments about political correctness about how sex has to be changed or gotten rid of to make it more equal how motherhood roles are a social construct how we need to find another way to produces children besides pregnancy adn procreation I just cant get any straight answers from these people. Well anyway I have written the first part of my biography if you are interested as usual comments are allowed and appreciated. :)

      http://samowhamo.hubpages.com/hub/My-Biography-Par...

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Sam~ I just didn't want you to unknowingly get caught up in the hate of feminists. There are as many men who literally hate women in general too. I don't like either group and I think they obviously cause more problems than help the situation. I think the truly uneducated hate...because they don't know what else to do. Just my opinion...

      Sam, your articles are amazing whether about dinosaurs or sexism, but you are proably like me when you are writing and get caught up in what you are writing about. I have to take a break from some subjects like during the elections I read and wrote on politics and it was depressing me, just bumming me out. I had to take a break, same with relationship issues or any other deep topic. Do some stuff you enjoy and take a break sometimes. You're an excellent addition to hubpages and I started on here writing about childhood with my dad who was a crossdresser when I was a kid. I think any info out there for others, even if only one person is helped by it, or knows that someone else knows their situation or thinks like them, is helpful. I also appreciate your honesty in the comment section so dont filter what you want to say. Honesty is m,y policy- I hardly ever hold back either.

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      jeanine 4 years ago

      Interesting conversation... a woman is a good thang..well well... good thang. ang ang... well well... .lol...lol...

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Oh izettl just curious are people allowed to write there own biography's and life stories on here I sometimes think about doing that but I would like to know if anyone else on here does it.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I have written four articles on sexism towards men I am going to stop writing about that now I think I have written all I need to write on that subject. I am going back to writing things I actually enjoy and as I said before I apologise if I said anything offensive izettl I did not mean to please forgive me if I have.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      I am not trying to think like them and I apologise if I sometimes come off like that I am not trying to sound hatefull or anything like that and I am deeply sorry if I have said anything to offend anyone. And when I said pain tolerance I was not refering to just the pains of child I dont doubt what you say about child birth I am sure it is quite painfull but I was refering to pain in general and again I did not mean to say anything offensive and if I did I am deeply sorry.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Gguy, happy to have you in the comment section any time. Joking is fine too. I believe you are one of few guys who can objectively view the two sexes. Yes guys and feminists alike have compared women by men's standards. I have a real problem with that because who can like or appreciate their main competition? It shouldn't be a competition...apple as and oranges... And both are good, but taste completely different, and both provide different benefits as well. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sam, women have a higher rate of depression. suicide, not sure but various studies will probably have various results. I've had both good and bad female and male bosses. When I had kids, I would rather work for a woman because men tend to be low on empathy or the ability to think of a working moms needs. Working moms are a growing population.

      Some of the new leadership qualities being valued in business now are qualities of women.

      Your examples of women and men are extremely subjective. I know both you and dark proxy have had bad experiences but we need to look at this issue as objective as possible or it does turn into hate. Those extreme feminists are all about hate and if you think like them, but for the opposite sex, then you are like them.

      Personally I'm not too hot on the way the country is being ran. Could women do better? Not sure. Plenty of countries have done well under women leaders. Our country would otherwise deny, but is still clouded with hate. Sometimes I think because we are to tolerate everyone and have so many types of people living in one country. I live in a diverse neighborhood, but notice that the Romanians do not talk with the Russians or the Asians and Asians do not talk to blacks. Funny that those from other countries can be like that but not Americans. We must tolerate to the point we hate passive aggressively or plain out hate crimes.

      And pain tolerance, I'm going to pretend you didn't say that. After giving natural birth to two kids, I don't expect men to have anything to compare with...and that's ok. I'm not going to expect men to understand.

      I've always been interested in gender. My dad is a transsexual male to female and of course I wondered why men want to be women or why anyone would choose their opposite sex. Men can't possibly know what it's like tot be a woman. My dad has full female body now and to me tht still doesn't make him a woman. Being a woman is much more than a body.thinking a body makes you your gender is a very male mentality.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Men are more logical. Yeah right. Lol. I talk through my issues and honestly I don't know any one man who doesn't yell or have some anger issues when deeply provoked. Men act first and think later...often as creautures of testosterone. Men definitely have more stupid, illogical accidents. I'm not sure but I don't recall the Jackass movies being made up of women. Nope, just stupid men. They get into more car accidents and die sooner, especially now that obesity epidemic has risen in men but remains steady for women over the past decade or so.

      Well izettl if you want my honest opinion I think both genders are illogical the human species at the core is a scared, ignorant, fragile animal. I have heard of men doing stupid things but I have also heard of women doing stupid things an example of a man doing something stupid would be a man saying something to offend his wife and then expect her to give him sex and an exapmle of a woman doing something stupid would Valerie Salonas SCUM Manifesto that says men are a biological mistake the nerves are connected to the penis and that men are not needed for anything. And as for women being better leaders well that depends on the woman I have met people both men and women who have had experiences with horrible female leaders same with being smarter better looking and pain tolerance that all depends on the individual. So at the core human nature is human nature and what gender you are does not change that. On a side note one of the comments said women are better at suicide actually it's been statistically proven that men commit suicide more often.

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      gguy 4 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, hope all is well, hope you did not mind my joke in my last comment,I always enjoy reading your opinions, I really do think a big problem with some of my gender is that they tend to measure women by their own standards, which may not apply when it comes to many things, like you said comparing apples to oranges. Have a great day!

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Dark proxy, you are an excellent example of my point above to Matty in that men are not more logical...ran by anger and tempers and driven by testosterone. You make comments based on hate and not once have I ever discouraged it but frankly it's not raising men up by putting women down. I made light of this hub when I wrote it and did nothing to tear down men. I found the book cited here amusing. That's it.

      "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can".

      You will always see me write or state that men and women are equally valuable, maybe in various aspects. This is what makes a marriage work too. building on each others strengths. I also preach that the world measures on male standards so women and feminists are fighting like men and wanting to be measured by that. Sounds like you are doing the same. You are fighting like a feminist basically. Strange coming from you. I want women and will fight for women to have value as women, not so much competition for and with men. Men are great at certain things and women superior in others. But the world and feminists and people like you and Matty still want to compare apples and oranges. Whatever floats your boat, I also build up men and see where they are losing their place. As long as people like you and Matty see the need to "put women in their place" women will be competing with men and ultimately are winning.

      Matty and proxy, If men are so logical then why are they the ones shooting up places and reign the prisons?

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Matty, more on that multi tasking. It's not good for either sex and usually women are automatically assigned that role because frankly men stink at it. Men who are good at something are only good at that, you'll see that's true.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Mattywilliams, I think women are superior in communication. I don't know any men that communicate effectively...they either leave out important details or use a lot of generalizations whereas women are detail oriented.

      Inventions and intellectual accomplishments may have been reigned by men in the past because women did not have access to science labs while staying at home with kids or not working outside home or forbidden in certain areas of work dominated by men. Things are changing. Luckily women still try and put their family first, meaning that somebody raised the more successful men you are talking about...certainly wasn't a stay at home dad. Lol.

      Things are changing as women dominate the college populations.

      The biggest issue for women is multitasking. Unfortunately if we have kids, we will spend most of our lives multitasking...working, raising kids, going to school, keeping up a house. All my husband does is certain house chores and go to work. I work part time at home, raise kids at home full time, make appointments, cook, clean, make sure everyone goes to apts. and keeps up with schedule. I make the world go round, I just don't get the credit as men do on something scholarly, etc. but as more women are raising kids by themselves, the world is ran and raised by women literally.

      Men are more logical. Yeah right. Lol. I talk through my issues and honestly I don't know any one man who doesn't yell or have some anger issues when deeply provoked. Men act first and think later...often as creautures of testosterone. Men definitely have more stupid, illogical accidents. I'm not sure but I don't recall the Jackass movies being made up of women. Nope, just stupid men. They get into more car accidents and die sooner, especially now that obesity epidemic has risen in men but remains steady for women over the past decade or so.

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      gguy 4 years ago from new jersey usa

      Mattywilliams, all interesting points here, but not so sure about women being less competitive though, since society still measures things by male standards. Women I do think are at least equal here, just compete differently. I small joke here, lol ever see women at a high end department store during a major shoe sale? lol now that is competitive!

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      Mattywilliams 4 years ago

      Oh and there's this!! This guy is a BOSS lol

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0xoKiH8JJM

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      Darkproxy 4 years ago from Ohio

      Why is it when women want to cite some form of documented superiority to men they go to a man who is pretty much a failure at his educated task and he uses bogus research methods to back his statement. Which is almost always debunked by men in the same field that are more credited and better scientists

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      Mattywilliams 4 years ago

      So yea I do think men are alittle superior lol.....

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      Mattywilliams 4 years ago

      I agree and disagree with this...I think by and large both sexes are equal in general intelligence....But I think men are the more rational/logical sex on average (not that there aren't very logical women as there are...but on average men are more logical)....I mean men didn't become the dominant sex out of the blue....There are reasons why men have historically always dominated over women and I don't buy the "It's because men are more aggressive" nonsense....Some of the qualities that were more prevalent in the male and less prevalent in the female have helped us to become the dominant sex and some have to do with intellectual abilities....Just my opinion but I don't think men would have rose to dominant status throughout all of history if we were so intellectually inferior to women.

      Some of these are just flat out ridiculous through.....Women do not have higher pain tolerance than men...That is just absurd....1 day at a boxing gym/army boot camp will tell you that. Men can take alot more pain than women can.....probably because of the testosterone level difference.

      I agree that women have much better verbal abilities/social skills (there are TONS of socially retarded men who can't even hold a 5 minute conversation) and are better with words/learning foreign languages in general where as men tend to be a little more number oriented and creatively/logically I think men are a bit superior (at-least in the past men were).

      Social/People skills are becoming more and more important in this ever interconnected globalized modern world...So I think women are going to hold a big advantage in the future...Where as building stuff, factory work etc etc are becoming less and less important....Maybe the male era is coming to an end??

      As for the gamblers part...Maybe because women would be smarter gamblers but I think generally men are much more competition oriented

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      gguy 4 years ago from new jersey usa

      jrbatty, I do not like it when I see a friend get insulted, a bit of light hearted fun to bring up an interesting subject is always good, you have a right to your opinion, but be respectful to my friends and the other gender.

      Reality is that there is no way to measure which gender is superior, both have advantages and disadvantages, but I do think Women have been under valued in a number of fields.

      Do yourself a favor, Google Female versus male hedge fund managers, and you may find an interesting fact on the rate of return.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      rjbatty~ this hub was based on a book written as to spark some conversation...so it's not what I consider fact nor do I expect you too either. However, you don't need to tear down the opposite sex to make your point. And what you have stated is also not fact. Fact is, emotions can be valuable when making decisions. You bought your car that way, you chose your partner that way, we make some of the most important decisions, emotionally. I'm guessing you are male...and I struck an emotion in you I'm guessing by your reponse. Male female has nothing to do with emotions. Women currently make better managers because they consider emotions. Gone are the days when men ruled with an iron fist and a final word. lol. Your feelings sound as if they were wounded by this hub and you had the need to retaliate with words against women. Men tend not to feel a full range of emotions, which in my mind makes them at the disadvantage because many various emotions get strung into one category for them, usually anger and testosterone has made them poorer drivers and have worse judgment with knee jerk reactions.

      Sorry for making you go "batty" rjbatty.

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      rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

      Wow. What a bunch of poppycock.

      Because women lack the ability to differentiate between their emotions and difficult situations presented to them, they make judgments based on a poor facsimile of male impartiality. Women are not guided by unbiased logic, and, in my mind, this makes them the inferior of the species. In other words, women are unable to discern their emotions from a particular event in their past and thus draw conclusions drawn on the unconscious, which is chock full of unresolved personal conflict, wounded feelings, and an unavoidable sense of inferiority.

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      Darkproxy 4 years ago from Ohio

      well I honestly don't see how handling pain makes a person superior, I mean what about all those guys into being whipped till they are raw? Also most of his so called studies are unfounded or the variables to his studies are not mentioned because it would make the findings irrelevant. I covered female superiority in a satirical way as well although not based on this book.

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      Lizett 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Darkproxy~ I agree. I was kind of taking on the satirical point of view here. His book is based on studies around the world, but anyone can find studies to back up whatever they want to say. It's sort of funny. On pain...well I'm not sure if we can prove anything there cause I've never been shot or set on fire and you've never given birth...twice. I'm just happy we both survived.

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      Darkproxy 4 years ago from Ohio

      Where did he get his sources and tell me what proof you have that women are better at enduring pain? I mean I've been shot set on fire and many other vets have lost limbs and then women who serve well they join the military and are protected have less complaints of pain from wounds is a bit stupid of an argument I mean seriously its bullshit

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, another interesting point, over the last few decades, Womens Empowerment has become very popular, but we as men have been conditioned that if we took a similar stance, it would sound threatening to women, if women, are in fact largely the new leaders, will men and women still largly maintain this point of view, or will that slowly reverse itself as we (men) try to play catch up?

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      gguy 5 years ago

      Laura, heard the tail end of something on the radio, about a survey of young women in the UK, That they placed getting married and having children very low on their "to do lists". Just from a demographic stand point, this could have serios implications on western society.

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ its strange women were going for equality but now the aim almost seems for overpowering empowerment. I think men and women both offer unique assets to our society and in relationships and/or within the family.

      I heard an author of some feminism type book state that marriage has changed more in the last 30 years than in the last 300 years....I believe it's this way with gender in society as well

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura I do know several people in the same situation also, it will be interesting to see how it all turns out, I do have to admit, I have a cruel side to see how a small number of my gender reacts to what if scenarios, but I think most of us are willing to talk about what are really unprecidented times! There is some talk that "girl" empowerment may have left some young men behind, and the Females are smarter. This could be serious.

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ yes...I often do my work at home in my pajamas- thank God I don't have to do meetings or skype online. We're all just trying out these fairly new roles- women in the workforce more and men not as much, maybe even at home. Right now 2 of my friends are the breadwinners and their husbands stay home. Interesting turn of events nowadays.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, happy mothers day, also I have worked on projects on houses of very powerfull men and believe me, if they did not have the backing and management of the household by women, it would not be possible!! Also I do see working from home moms as a real part of the economy, lol did you ever see the ad with the woman with a business suit on top for the web cam, and pajama bottoms with the baby carrier on the floor!! lol funny but true!!

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      i live on the border of WA and OR and the women here are very career oriented and fill up most of the many nearby colleges. I even get a little discrminated against by them because they usually make some sort of comment that I've wasted my education by being a stay-at-home mom. Another thing is I work part-time from home as a freelance writer...and yes I make a monthly income doing this, but what everyone focuses on is the part about me staying home with kids like it's a downgrade in life. I'm happy to be educated and I believe it gives me an ability to teach my children and communicate with them better and it gave me confidence to do what I love...writing.

      Yes, there seems to be a shift in society in general, but really wish women were gaining rank because of their inherent abilities that make them a woman, but they are gaining rank due to an ability to emmulate men.

      And thank you gguy for that lovely comment about being a career mom. My husband just got a promotion at work and I thought to myself how I miss those.lol. But your comment made me feel good. thank you again.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, just wanted to add, being a mother is the most important career on the planet!!

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Jeanine, interesting point, I do think we are in for some changes, since it is uncharted, we can't tell where it is leading!

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      Jeanine 5 years ago

      Men Will become more creative...and thats where they will fit in....the fem male or what we call gays today are much stronger in many of the most creative jobs on the planet....

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, I agree, with you, but I have seen an alarming trend, I don't know if it's all over, or where I live, it is worse, (my area is a very affluent suburb of NYC,) maybe the you guys here have a sense of entitlement, but at least 80% of the time i see the girls outperforming boys, even from the same parents/ gene pool/ upbringing.

      Laura, gotta tease you a second, heard a very interesting statistic about your first name a while back, but can't talk about it here lol!!

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ i personally think men and women equally hav something to offer, but it seems women have tried to be like men to make it in this world...and funny thing is many of them are doing a damn good job. I have a couple other hubs about this (Flaws in Feminism- A woman's perspective) and (How women forgot to be women). I see it as detrimental to both men and women because women are losing touch with what makes us women. I'm very much a take-charge (maybe alpha woman) so I thrived in the business world but it wasn't until I became a stay-at-home mom and worked part-time from home that I saw how I was neglecting my feminine side and I cherish that side of me now, but so many women are far-detached from it.

      And men, like I stated in this hub, will come to the conclusion that if women can do it and even do it better...why not let them? And men are ego driven...nothing like a woman doing their job as good or better. I think many men are not sure where their place is- if wome nare becoming more like men then where do men fit in? I do see your point but for me personally I believe they have a lot to offer and we need them.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, I know a lot of men and women in there mid 20's and not in every case but generally, the women tend to be much more driven. All kidding aside I am really worried about males becoming a burden on society.

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      as i was reading the article I had a sneaky suspicion it was due to women graduating college more than men.

      There is definitely a change in the workforce with less labor and manufacturing jobs and more knowledge-based jobs. Very interesting- there is a shift occuring.

      I'll check out the other article too.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Thanks, never got the invite, lol I am working on my pool, new patio, waterfall etc. Should be ready for Memorial Day !!

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      thanks gguy! yes I'll check this out. had a good weekend, a mexican food and margarita party at my house. You should have come :) Hope you've had a good weekend too.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, hope you enjoy, let me know if I can help you with anything else, hope you had a good weekend!

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ i'd be intersted in that article or more info...so please post link if you get a chance. thanks.

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      gguy 5 years ago from new jersey usa

      To my fellow males out there who are being mean to the ladies here, they will remember it when they rule the world, so be nice!! I read an interesting article recently of how young women are now out earning young men, it was a mainstream publication, but I think we can't put a link here?

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Forshorn~ hate to spoil your party but I added my own does of humor about the book and it's legitimacy- if you read the hub...doubt it. Maybe you should do al ittle less opinion in your comment and a little more reading. Of course I got that the book is humorous...but Dan did get his info from random research studies done around the world- how valid those studies are? Who knows.

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      Forshorn 5 years ago

      Not to spoil the party, you retards, but Dan Abrams' book is a humor book - it's not based on research and makes no claim to be scientific. It's funny how journalists jump on topics like this and get that giddy, slumber-party tone.

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      Jeanine 5 years ago

      LOL... Geedee... I needed a good laugh and boy did you provide a belly whopper... 40% of women are out earning men now and that's with the girls only getting paid 81 cents on every dollar men are making... read it and weep Gee... you are in the past...lol... it's ok though we still love you and there is a great need for men because you all do great blue collar work...please take something so you don't get sicker, because empowerment is about education... so you will need your health, because brains must have been in short supply around your area of expertise... I can't imagine a world with men... but I can imagine a world without idiots... lol...lol...

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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gee dee~ entertaining comment

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      gee dee 5 years ago

      sure,women can do everything a man can do...men just do it better ! men are so sick of hearing about women empowerment. simply said,it will always be a mans world b/c men do everything.ha-ha,imagine a world w/o men... all the cities would be made of papier mache & chicken wire !

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      W. B. Isley 6 years ago from Monett, MO

      A weekend trip. Boy are you going to have fun weeding through all the comments. I hope you had fun. Have a good day.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Well Laura, I only have one thing to say to you, AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!! LOL

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ guys are great too, especially pirates- lol.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Yo, Ho, Yo, Ho, I Pirates life for me!!!

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Busy weekend here!! but great weather. See men and Women can agree on some things, especially when it comes to how talented Women are!!! LOL

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ sorry, just answering comments now but I went on a little weekend trip so just getting back to civilization and technology- lol. Amy is very talented. I will agree with that 100%.

      Pirate stuff is cool. I did not know about the anchor and will have to go look that up now. Hope you had a good weekend!

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, yes that Amy, my amazing friend , hey did you hear they found an anchor today from Blackbeard's ship?

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THank you Waxi

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      waxi 6 years ago

      The author of the book has improved my image of men

      Waqxi

      Great hub Izetti

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Amy Bercherer? If so, she is awesomely talented!!

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Well I am a terrable cook, the only thing I make for dinner is reservations, so can't help you there. Flamingoville is cool and funny, but Amy is someone else I have become good friends with, you visited her elsewhere on here.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ Is Amy "flamingoville"? My husband is great at the housework, but not so much on the child care. I think that's why he does so much cleaning house. We started bad habits. I did all the feeding and night care, etc for my daughter when she was born and she is still glued to my hip at 3 so maybe it's a case of many small children preferring mom for certain things. I'm probably generalizing but I've seen that be the case in myself and other stay-at-home moms. So any tips on getting hubby to cook??? lol, but not entirely joking.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Laura, my friend, some of us do pitch in a lot, I did at least 50% of my daughter's care for the first three months of her life since her mother was on bed rest in addition to giving my wife 3 injections a day during that time. So, some of us don't do our share, but a lot do.

      I am glad that you connected with my dear friend Amy, she is talented and one of my favorite people!!

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Flamingoville~ love that movie! But yes there are various expectations us women face and the feedback is also inconsistent whether it's family, a boss, etc. Family wants you to have babies, boss doesn't, husband does, but doesn't want to pitch in much after baby is born.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Flamingoville, funny stuff here!!! lol

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      flamingoville 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI95f-6oRiU&fea...

      Watch about 3 1/3 minutes of this clip, proof....

      Gguy, its part of what we do, its how we roll! hehehe.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Well, Flamingoville, maybe we are learning from you ladies, you have led us to believe we that we have been running the show for a long time!! LOL

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      flamingoville 6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Jumping in at the very last minute here....simply put, this guy(Dan Abrams) is one smart cookie! Its not that women are really better at everything guys...really, its just the fact that he had big enough balls to put it out there & say it~he figured out how we tick! Its not really about who can do what better, its letting us think we can! ;op

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Who said lizards can't be gentlemen? Thanks again.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      My pleasure, just like to see Women get fair credit!!

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      gguy~ I can concur. Some of the risk-taking that is inherent in men (and sometimes a good trait) can also lead guys into trouble. My husband tends to jump at doing things and I reel him a little and provide the voice of reason on truly dangerous or impulsive things.

      Thanks for providing a different view on that- I didn't even think about it that way. You're my new best buddy on this hub : ))

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Harvey, sometimes Women do save our lives by talking us out of doing something that is too dangerous.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      jayb23~ thanks for the encouraging comment! You guys rock too!

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Brilliant hub Izettl...I have no doubts in my mind that women r better gifted than men...you pple have the ability to bear pain and still smile which is amazing. In India we have 4 chief ministers who are women, our president is a woman and yes my boss is also a woman..Need i say more...U guls rock the world!!

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Harvey~ the author does state that women are not as strong as men physically.

      randslam~ I know what you mean, but I found it of interest and the hub drew a lot of interest so I thought it would be fun to see what people had to do. I am an instigater sometimes, but it is fun. I learn a lot about people. I too thought the gender wars were dead so I was surprised to see this book come out from left field and with a lot of publicity. I think it's entertaining, the timing of it (when women are now feeling ahead of the game), and how bold the title and premise of the book. Thanks for stopping by.

      David~ I got back to you on your hub. Thanks for commenting too. "izettl" is Izett for my last name and "L" (it's not an I) for Laura.

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      Rand Zacharias 6 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      The gender wars are dead...the age of bitch is dead...the age of terrorism is dead.

      Time to start thinking about how to enjoy our planet and turn it into a progressive, innovative place of wonder.

      Hmmm, a garden of Eaten...Eden...get it? Thanks for your vote, David. One shouldn't worry about gender as it is a hit or miss kind of thing. XX or XY chromosomes...all of us could have been the opposite gender of what we are...that's why we have siblings of the opposite gender.

      Nuff said.

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      David99999 6 years ago

      @izetti -- Firstly, I am **not** afraid of confident women... I happen to be **with** **one**. Secondly, I read your comment on my blog, and I've responded. BTW -- What, exactly, does "izetti" mean?

      @randslam -- I agree with you. This so-called "man(whoever he is)" who wrote that book is a butt-kisser of post-menopausal bitter females.

      @Harvey -- Amen!

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      Rand Zacharias 6 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Another book, and author, verifying that one shouldn't believe everything put in print.

      I was a carpenter, and have never yet met a woman who could swing a better hammer.

      I was a hockey player, and have yet to see a better female hockey player.

      I am a writer, and a thinker, who doesn't like to see causes like this obvious effort to exploit, in a book, the 'battle of the sexes'.

      The continued efforts of wannabes to make a point about the dominant sex is worthless drivel. The planet needs good men and women to arrive at a point of cooperation.

      Statistics have shown that men are suffering a drop in testosterone levels, that women are seeing more opportunities in western civilization, but to put one gender over another? That seems quite silly, don't ya think?

      Woman are wonderful, and men can be silly, but to throw everyone under the bus of this useless topic? That's just silly.

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      iz, I know I've saved some ladies, physically. I don't remember any saving me. H

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      David~ I love you too,but every time you comment I get this feeling that you have read the title of my hub but never more than two sentences of the entire hub. Your comments are totally from left field.

      First, here are some quotes from my hub that you so kindly forgot to read because you were so eager to leave your profound comment. " I was surprised to see this book and the findings." By this I am saying I was surprised to see that a man wrote a book about studies done around the world that showed women were better at many more things than men. Then I was also surprised to some of the things they were supposedly better at. I also said in the hub, "Some may think this is exactly what a woman would want, but you're wrong." THis is my opinion that some book coming out by a man that states women are better is almost a joke- nobody will take this serious. Which is why I wrote this hub- a good hubber and blogger will promote conversation and this hub has. My opinion all through the hub is neutral. Again, read the hub before you comment. Also if you read my hubs, read with an open mind and a sense of humor. I write about things to inspire conversation and my hubs always deliver that.

      PLEASE give me one statement in my hub that displays a bitter attitude.

      ALSO this book and these opinions were written by a man- go take your argument to him, not me. I'm just a messenger that wrote a slighted book review.AND his book is nothing but studies and facts on what women are better at.

      Wild accusations on your part. What exactly am I paranoid about? In the mean time I'll try to work on my attitude and you try overcome your fears of confident women.

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      David99999 6 years ago

      You must be very bitter. I feel sorry for you. You haven't proven anything.

      First rule of stating an argument: Back it up with documented academic studies and facts. You have not done this. Your "assertion" smacks of old-style sexism. I'm not going to stoop to your level. I've sensed that you have an attitude from the very start.

      Sage advice: If you want your relationships to improve, seek professional help. You need to chill out and stop being so paranoid. You obviously have an inferiority complex, when it comes to males. Venting on here isn't going to resolve your issues.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THank you Prasetio for stopping by. My mom got this book and I skimmed through it- it's entertaining.

      Samantha~ Nothing wrong with being an empowered woman. And men don't have to get the wrong impression just because women are empowered doesn't mean we take some sort of power away from you guys. Just to make that clear. THanks for stopping by Samantha.

      Char M~ I completely agree. Thanks for your comment.

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      Char M 6 years ago from Pacific Coast

      So much interesting information here. Love your topics you choose. Many of the commenters suggest Dan Abrams is trying to sell a book. I think that's pretty transparent here. He is, but this is fun information to look at. It may shift a few thoughts around for some people.