So why can’t we just get along. This perhaps remains the biggest bitter debate between the genders. Most want to believe that we both have equal ability and potential. Arguments stem even from the smallest of minor differences, this having a discordant effect on both sides of the fence.
The differences are apparent early in life. As infants, it’s known that boys are a lot more hyper and will spend more time awake. Girls will develop quicker physically at an earlier age, and are more coordinated than the boys. Girls will show better dexterity, develop their hearing and verbal skills much faster as well.
Girls instinctively react to emotional and social stimuli, where boys are absorbed more by systems and objects. In preschool, boys are interested in building blocks, while girls prefer to play with dolls.
Boys like to confront each other and fight, girls are more sensitive and talk it out. Girls will grasp language skills earlier, while remaining more fluent throughout their life.
Girls will develop a larger vocabulary, use more complex linguistic constructions, read and write better. Boys communicate less while using language more as a method, a tool.
The Cat And Dog Of Differences
In primary school aptitude testing, boys draw pictures better, while girls will write words better. Boys are better at math and reasoning, understanding visual complex patterns. Girls retain information better, recall stories, perform precision tasks which calls for motor coordination.
Boys will initially express more self confidence, are more brash. Boys prefer sports and arithmetic, girls are more interested in music and reading. When it comes to failing at something, boys claim it’s a lack of effort while girls think it’s a lack of ability.
Girls are a lot more sympathetic about the feelings of others, while anticipating social situations quicker. Boys are more affected by separation, bereavement, but won’t admit sorrow or loss.
Same Species Just Polar Opposites
Men and women always don’t agree. It can become confusing, where each others logic comes from. We both have similar yet different goals, ideals, desires, and will act on them differently.
At times there is sync, this because biologically, things are a lot more similar than they are different. So why not focus on the similarities, to bridge the gap in behavior differences, just to understand each other better.
The biggest difference is that women have babies, while men proudly hand out cigars. Physically, males are generally 15% percent bigger than females, the bulk of it being more upper body mass.
The stems in the brains of males are a bit longer, a bit larger. But then size doesn’t matter, right ladies? There are also the obvious skeletal differences because of the childbirth process.
We have the same set of hormones, we just use them differently. There’s no such thing as male and female hormones, but it’s more on how they interact with the specific gender type.
Men will tend to use higher levels of androgens such as testosterone, while women will use higher levels of the reproductive hormones. There’s substantial sharing and overlap in the endocrine system.
Men Hunt Women Cook
The differences are more because of human evolution, the need to survive. The men and women of centuries ago faced different pressures. Men with their systematic and mechanistic processing skills, developed hunting for food instincts.
Men also learned to tolerate extended periods of solitude during those long hunting treks, which evolved into interpersonal acts of violence and aggression, the competition of male dominance.
Women are more empathetic and nurturing since they facilitate the various instinctive aspects of motherhood, such as anticipating the needs of their infants who are yet to speak.
The Argument On Who’s The Superior Gender
In most ethnic cultures, women tend to live longer than men will. Generally on average 6 years longer. Women have a higher tolerance towards pain, because of the evolutionary process of childbirth.
Women can live longer without eating food because of more body fat, less muscle mass, and are generally physically smaller. Fatty tissue requires less calories than muscle does, resulting in a better metabolic advantage when it comes to famine.
Women have higher advanced emotional and social intelligence than men do. They’re less aggressive or violent, are more defensive and reactive rather than proactive.
Women have superior health advantages because of having two X chromosomes. What’s avoided are all the “X” related diseases, such as hemophilia and muscular dystrophy, for instance. Diseases that’s caused by X chromosome mutation, just generally affects men.
Where men have an advantage, is their physical strength and reaction time. This isn’t that important however, and isn’t considered vital unless the male is a professional athlete.
Thinking Like A Man
It’s found that males will generally outperform females, when it comes to tests which are based on overall general global knowledge. The reasons why are not clearly defined.
One theory is that the women’s lower test results, is because they’ve acquired less knowledge on external subjects than men have, or that they’re just not accessing the knowledge because they don’t care.
When The Brains Go Extreme
The systematizing and the mechanistic skills which are the characteristics of the male brain, and the empathizing and mentalistic skills which are predominant of the female brain, are scattered across the population.
The majority of men and women on average have their gender typical brains and are both usually normal, which is the moderate range. There are some however, who have extremely strong or radically weak versions of their gender specific brains.
Men and women have different viewpoints, different ways of thinking and approaches when it comes to the same subject. The key appears that we both need to acknowledge, and take into account the differences.
The need to realize the different ways that makes us unique, and then take a stance that’s more mutual. An alignment of minds, agreeing somewhere in the middle.