http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/live-your-dream/slideshow?cp-documentid=32497722#1) shared a story from Cosmopolitan magazine about a recent study that states this fact. The story lists ten things that women do better than men. Shoot, they could have asked me and I could have told them that there are hundreds of things that women do better than men!
According to the article, women are evolving hotter than men. Now if the article was referring to body temperature I might have argued, but it was referring to looks. The article states that through evolution women have gotten better looking than men through the generations, while men have basically remained the same in the looks department. I am not sure as to the reason why this happens, maybe it was because men were so good looking the women had to catch up--but I am probably wrong on that account. The bottom line is that women are getting better looking while we men are struggling to hang onto what we got.
Women are better at seeking comfort--DUH! When there is a problem men react without thinking. We pound the crud out of whoever is making us uncomfortable and then ask, "Do you understand now?" Women are more apt to talk about their problems and what is stressing them. Men . . . well, we get into cars, drive fast, have accidents, and hope we survive. Women, nearly two-to-one, talk their problems out. Most men would never admit they had a problem as they kick the dog.
Women are more recession proof than men. In this recent men have suffered the greatest loss--80 percent of the jobs that were canned were jobs men had. The article suggested that maybe men needed to start working in those fields that have been traditionally been seen as women's careers--jobs like teaching and nursing. After a couple of years of doing professional development for teachers--and being a man--I can honestly say that teaching is not an area I would want to go into. I am not tough enough . . . teaching is tough. Women are tougher than men, I will give them that because it is true. Hey, they have to put up with men. Nursing . . . it involves needles. I don't like needles. Enough said.
Women have stronger immune systems. They handle illness better than men. Men are babies when they get sick. Me, well, when I get sick I just want to crawl off and die in privacy. I don't want to hear the lecture that if I only ate better, took better care of myself, drove slower . . . yada, yada, yada . . . from the wife. It is a quicker and less painful death to just crawl into the bedroom and die. But the article states that women have a secret weapon that allows them to be less impervious to illness--estrogen. We men are lacking in the estrogen department, but my understanding is that age equals this one out. This, though, carries with it a whole new set of circumstances that shortens the lives of most men--menopause! I think I had better stop while I am ahead on this one.
Women are better managers especially in today's economy. No arguments from me in this department. I am amazed on a daily basis at how well the office I work in runs . . . and, trust me, it sure has very little to do with me. Women are better listeners, problem solvers, and multitaskers than men. Shoot, they handle everything better than men. Once again, from personal experience, I am in awe of the women in my life and at how well they handle life.
Now I do not put much stock in the validity of Cosmopolitan magazine when it comes to scientific studies about men and women. It is not coming out of a leading research university or think tank, but I cannot dispute their findings. My experience is that women pretty much kick the butts of men . . . I know because my wife has told me . . . the ten women I work with have told me. Who am I to argue with the authorities?