Until not invented statistics and the Internet, women have been easily fooled. Tighten the corset, pull a shoulder, drygnut foot, crash into a swoon - and we are forever enchanted by the delicate fragility of this helpless creature. Although, come to think of as follows, questions arose even then. Gentle, beautiful and gentle floor is always perfectly able to mystify us. All that we are used to thinking about women - the myths of the purest water. In fact, they are quite different ...
Why would nature needed to convert in the weak and sickly creature, unable to take care of myself in the same floor, which is specialized in the preservation and enhancement of species? Nature that - an idiot? Yes, just look at how tenacious and vicious huge majority of females living species on the planet, to understand the nature usually plays on the side of girls. Now it becomes absolutely clear: we are a little quick to call himself the stronger sex. Yes, we are better raises the bar. And we are better ... No, perhaps all.
Getters were always men
Presumption: primitive man hunted mammoths, cave lions were driven from, and the women take care of children kroili skins and gathered berries, at best - edible roots.
But recently, American archaeologists discovered: not men, but mostly women provide sustenance for the tribe - brought to 80 percent of food. Namely, wild fruits like watermelons and melons, nuts, birds' eggs. Yes, the stronger sex sometimes procured meat, but it took several days of intense hunting. Women are fed relatives regularly.
Ladies are less aggressive
Men - evil bullies, women - soft and accommodating. All such evidence dozens of studies, but only when it comes to children and adolescents. Boys really show more physical aggression. At the same time the girls mentally aggressive - slander willingly refuse to be friends, try to manipulate boys.
With age, the same gender differences, as scientists say, cleared. And the women who received including physical force, no longer look meek lambs. Take, for example, statistics of domestic crimes. Wives who killed their husbands kitchen knives and pans, much more than men who committed similar.
Women like children
Oddly enough, women are much weaker than that of men, the program works "do no harm cub." People are, in principle, for a long time knew it - just remember that almost all nations of the world have a stray stories and statuses about wicked stepmother, but the tales of evil stepfathers something not observed. A couple of years ago at the Center for in-depth study of behavior in Palo Alto (USA) attended to disclose the number of complaints about the behavior of other people's children from visitors several networks of fast food restaurants.
The results were surprising: nine women complaining of crying, noise and bustle of children, there was only one man who expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration on this issue, despite the fact that among the visitors of restaurants in general, the percentage of women was not much higher. However, psychologists are inclined to explain this by the fact that women generally pay more attention to the children, and therefore better orient themselves in good and bad behavior. And it actually causes suffering views of young people putting on myself on the head plate of porridge.
A further proof that men are much more tolerant of other people's children are the data of the German ethnologist Grammer, who investigated the 2863 questionnaire clients marriage agencies. 60% of men did not object to their fiancee had a child. At the same time, only 34% of the women were ready to meet with a lone father.
Mother recognize their babies by smell
The myth of the incredible female intuition checked Swedish scientists. They put to bed 24 infants aged from 1 to 4 weeks and 24 children from 2 to 4 years in special shirts, absorbs odors. Then allowed to smell these shirts parents. No mother smelled her child. Women generally do not capture the difference in flavor. But the men at least distinguished by the smell of newborns from older children.
They have better contact with children
The experiments of Professor Ross Parke University of California rehabilitated fathers. Observations have shown that they immediately after birth set with a child close emotional contact. Fathers more mothers talk to their babies, often kiss them. And no worse recognize the signals given by the child: hunger, fear, lust, pain. Only laugh babies fathers react more subdued.
Women work less than men
Even if we consider the highly civilized countries of the "golden billion", salaries of women in almost all spheres hardly short of the 70% of the wages of their male counterparts. There is a feeling that the man in the community is seen as a quality employee, and therefore expensive.
In fact, such statistics arises from the fact that it takes into account income and women who work part-time, devoting most of his time to family and children. In general, women have long shown that in most professions, non-strenuous, they are at least equal to us. In Russia, the situation is even more interesting: we women are traditionally preferred workers.
Here is the testimony of Alexander Engelhardt, agricultural chemist and populist, who at the end of the XIX century was trying to understand the reasons for the ineffectiveness of the business in the Russian provinces, the sources of inertia and indifference of the peasants to work:
"The women are much more initiative than in men. Baba soon take up any new business, unless the matter to them, the women personally beneficial. Baba once more greedy for money, petty greedy, without any calculation for the future, if only to get more money now. Money to the women all much rather do that than with the men ».
For half a century before, traveled to Russia Marquis de Küsten also noted that there for any business better and safer to hire women because they are much more responsible attitude to their duties. And in 2010, the former head of Russian IKEA Lennart Daldren evaluating their business experience in Russia, noted with surprise that the female employees have much "curiosity, diligence and reliable than men, and they are trained much faster and delve deeper into the essence of task ».
According to research by F. Riemann, German scientist, author of works on the phenomenon of fear, in general, women are less able to recognize risky situations and, therefore, easier to make courageous acts without thinking.
Roughly speaking, if you aim at a woman with a pistol, a high risk that it will try on you still attack, because fewer men believes that it will shoot the gun shoot at all and here's the thing - the real gun . But women have less willingness to transcend fear, if they managed it yet realize.
Women are more afraid of pain
Just before birth in a woman's body start coming analgesic substances that reduce pain sensitivity - that's why women can go through labor pains, which, according to some, could lead to the painful shock with fatal every second man.
On the other hand, many women experiencing preterm labor and premature birth with stimulation without this natural pain relief after experiencing staying sane and sober mind. And all because women are genetically programmed to a higher pain threshold. That is the pain they feel no worse than we are with you, but they do it less often leads to fatal changes in the nervous and cardiovascular system.
And women are 10 times less likely to faint at the sight of blood than we do, which is also explained by physiological causes: Due to some well-known nuances of their anatomy they are watching it regularly and do not take something out of the ordinary.
Women are less intelligent
No, women - representatives of the norm, they are quite rare both higher and lower IQs. So in general, women are smarter than we are at the expense of the category of very stupid men.
Ten years ago, the University of Chicago, for example, a study was published by E. Hedges and E. Nouvell based on six large-scale tests of boys and girls - American college students. Girls generally show less variation in estimates, boys predominate in both the highest and the lowest in the scale of the graph.
Almost all of the "geniuses" - hurray! - Were men, but all the "idiots", unfortunately, too. As a result, the average intelligence were higher in females - because of those idiots who could not correctly count the number of legs in the cat and do not disgrace us all.
Biologist at the University of Arizona Charles GERB examined desks, phones, computers, keyboards, cases and bags. It was found that women of different bacterial dissolved in these places is 4 times more likely than men. Scientists explain this phenomenon by the fact that women use various cosmetics, especially hand creams that create a fertile breeding ground for microorganisms.
Women are susceptible to all sorts of trinkets - bows, ribbons, and other nonsense kruzhavchiki
A classic example of a mirrored logic: "If someone going on a date, wears a pink bow - whether he likes pink bows?" It would seem that the answer should be "yes." But with the same success it could be argued that a fisherman throwing bait, puts on a hook worm, because he likes to eat worms.
Check whether women like pink bows, very simple: Tie Me and a couple walk down the street, believing women admiring glances. We have to admit that all these pins, fishnet stockings and curls whipped like first of all to us. A vast majority of women go home in a cozy and comfortable sweat pants granny gowns.
Women in the world than men
107 boys are born worldwide total of 100 girls. And that if you do not take into account all sorts of India and China, where the imbalance is enhanced artificially. In some Chinese provinces parents who dream about a son abort female fetuses so hard that there are 100 female births account for as many as 120 potential suitors. And the Chinese are planning to tackle this problem in the future, we personally do not undertake even predict.
World peace and geopolitical grace the last 50 years have led to the fact that men, instead of dying heroically on the battlefield, began to survive, so that the shortage of female now felt almost everywhere. And even in those countries where the proportion of women in the population above, such demographics caused only a large number of old ladies whose husbands have given their duty to cardiovascular problems, start mowing men after 40 years.
However, Russia and here stands: indecently early male mortality allows us to continue to be a country with a predominantly female population. Well, at least one good news for the entire article.
Women - the weaker sex
Yes, unload the car with cement woman will be slower and more dramatic. Her muscle mass by an average of 24% less muscle mass average man. But in general, the title of the weaker sex women do not have to pretend.
They are much easier than we carry most of life's adversities. For example, prolonged starvation or thirst, increased radiation, as well as sudden temperature drops more likely to kill a man. In addition, women are much better resist infections.
The safety margin is higher for women. Italian scientists who have studied the phenomenon of female survivability compared the beautiful half of humanity with the metal. Like, just as "elastic" - the ability to return to its original state after the termination of the load. They are even able to self-improvement, seeing evil and blows of fate.
Partly they gain their resistance due to DNA. Their double XX chromosome (men XY) protects against many genetic diseases such as muscular dystrophy and hemophilia. And, as a rule, protects against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alcoholism, and certain cancers.
And women suffer depression easier. But only because of anti-stress hormone oxytocin, which also contributes to the achievement of orgasm.
By the way, as established by researchers from NASA, analyzing the long-term effects of weightlessness on the human body, the rate of decline in muscle mass is the same in both men and women. But men muscular strength decreases much faster.
Women generally live longer
In fact, things are a bit different. It is not women live longer, and men die sooner. In a man's life, there are four high-risk period. First - it is 2-3 weeks after conception, when there is a kind of testing the resulting gene combinations and all obviously unsuccessful goes to screenings. At this time, is rejected approximately every tenth egg is fertilized by sperm from the Y-chromosome, as it is the future male fetuses are often non-viable mutations.
The second peak - from birth to age 5 years, when the male mortality significantly outperforms mortality girls. The third peak - from 17 to 25 years, when the young man several times more often than girls are victims of accidents, murders, fights and military clashes. Last, the most dangerous peak - is the age from 36 to 50 years, when men are in full bloom and die in connection with violations of the cardiovascular system.
While their peers protects the female hormone estrogen that protects blood vessels and prevents the formation of plaques on their walls, men without such additional armor forced, alas, to meet with heart attacks and strokes. But after 50 years, the chances of men and women for a long life are actually the same.
Women in the shower vegetarian, and we, bloody predators need meat
Yes, of course, you're rude carnivore, and she gentle elf with green leaf in the mouth ... In fact, adult men, in principle, not too need animal protein, we may replace it with vegetable proteins. But the woman animal protein and some nutrients that are available only in meat, almost always necessary to maintain the normal functioning of your reproductive system and to reduce the risk of birth of sick children.
Even in the most vegetarian cultures, such as Japan and India, in the diet of young girls and pregnant women are often introduced fish and poultry, it is absolutely forbidden for men of their caste. With regard to the Abrahamic religions, then there is not highly recommended for pregnant fast.
Today vegan nutritionists to develop complex diet and prescribed mineral and vitamin complexes to at least partially compensate for the damage that a woman with such principles can cause harm to an unborn offspring.
Women have come up with monogamous marriage
No, monogamous marriage - a patriarchal norms that protect the rights of the majority of men in reproduction. In this arrangement, the society women can not be seated on the nape packs the most successful, powerful and influential males, and are forced to choose a partner with even highly questionable in terms of the evolution of the characters.
Polygamy - it is a pleasure for men
Polygamy is primarily takes into account the interests of women: almost any of them can get under the wing of a strong man, which guarantees her and her children protection and food. Weak as males at polygamy excluded from the evolutionary race. And while all sorts of sports sultans in their harems, a lot of men do women do not get any.
Do not like pornography
Pornography attracts more than half of women. Among men, those 73 percent. This is the results of a survey of German sociologists. Interestingly, but in the absence of male female interest in the "Fun" is increased.
Women are more afraid of snakes and spiders
Arachnophobia - fear of spiders irresistible - suffer three times more men than women. As for the snake, it is generally the traditional female animal, like a cat. Before the spread meow Mouser (in some areas - ferrets) snake, sometimes even poisonous, were quite loyal assistants housewives at home. A snake in your hair or around your neck has become the trademark of matriarchs, witches and priestesses of various cults.
Snakes are very sensitive not only to tactile signals, but also to smells, it is easier to get contact with women than with men. Our odor often makes them aggressive.