For centuries, the differences between men and women were socially defined and distorted, but nowadays things are changing for the better. The equality between men and women now grows closer more than ever.
It is after all the 21st century, and it’s not as surprising to see a woman as a CEO of a company as it would have been ages ago. Men too now occupy jobs that would have been seen as more traditionally female, as child care workers or a hairdresser.
Lately, society has become more accepting. The traditional roles of men and women have shifted in the recent years. Women can too be the ‘breadwinners’, having a successful business. And man can get paternity leaves and help around the house or with the baby.
Despite the social changes, some things will always stay the same. We can all agree that the physical differences between man and women are rather obvious and most of these can be seen and easily measured. Weight, shape, size, or anatomy.
Between men and women, some very measurable differences exist in the make up of their brains.
Brains of men and women are genetically different. The Y chromosome can be found only in the male brain.
Man have larger overall brain volumes than women, due to their skull size.
In this case, bigger does not indicate smarter. You might want to believe so but when you consider that the male brain is a fraction of the size of that of a sperm whale’s brain, the argument kind of falls apart.
In 2013 a study of 1,000 brain scans revealed some amazing findings/comparisons between the male and female brains.
It was found that the brain of the female makes strong connections between left and right hemispheres, whereas male brains connect stronger front to back.
What this could mean for the differences between men and women is quite riveting.
Ragini Verma, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania who executed the study, said:
“If you look at functional studies, the left of the brain is more for logical thinking, the right of the brain is for more intuitive thinking. So if there’s a task that involves doing both of those things, it would seem that women are hardwired to do those better,”.
Now there is a scientific evidence supporting the idea that men are not as good at multitaskings as women are.
One explanation on why women have difficulties with directions is because their logical and intuitive parts of their brains are clashing. – “I should go this way but I have a feeling this way could be right”.
Researcher, Ragini Verma added:
“Women are better at intuitive thinking. Women are better at remembering things. When you talk, women are more emotionally involved – they will listen more.”
Ahh gees, every woman has had a moment of frustration when their male partner or friend doesn’t appear to be listening, the classic “Are you even listening to me!?”.
Even with all the scientific support women are still asking themselves why men act the way they do. Not all men of course, but the majority of them for sure. Sorry fellas.
Here are some things women secretly think about men, but probably won’t tell them, compiled by Aunty Acid.
1. Why do they act so differently around their friends?
When he is around his friends, you find yourself asking if he is the same person that you are dating? Why does he act, talk, move so differently? Women will always be bewildered by this.
2. Why men think shoes are not a big deal?
A lot of women, the first thing that they will notice on a man is his shoes. It’s a big plus if they are clean, and matching the outfit.
3. Why men freak out when things are going well?
Have you ever noticed that if you are dating a guy for six months and everything is going smoothly, it’s not very smart to mention things like wedding or moving in together. He will panic, or even run off and you will never see him again.
4.Why men think it’s completely normal to let their nails grow?
No it is not, and it will never be. It’s just gross!
5.Why they stop making effort once they start feeling comfortable?
It won’t kill you to give a compliment to your girlfriend once in a while.
6.Why men can’t commit to plans?
Why is it that when you ask them if they want to go on a getaway this Sunday, they say they’re not sure. Because they have issues with commitment.
7.Why men expect to be thanked for the littlest things?
If they do something for you, you will hear them saying “You are lucky to have me” for the rest of the week. Also, they will expect you to show gratitude for it.
8. Why is it that men underestimate how long things will take?
Why did he think you will get to the movie theater in 10 minutes, when its across town.
9. Why most men think it is not important to make time for your friends too?
All they want to do is hang out with their friends but they never want to hang out with yours. Probably, because they don’t want to talk about the latest nails trend. Neither do you about the last football game, but you still do it.
10.Why men say they will do things, but don’t.
How hard is it to be on time? If you hear a man say I will pick you up in 5 min, don’t believe him. It will be 20.
11.Why does it take an argument for them to listen to you?
The only way they’ll listen to you is if you have a HUGE fight. Why does it always take so much effort for them to actually listen?