Another from Claire, the intern:
Recent research indicates that girls are better AND smarter than boys since, for the first time in over a century, women have scored higher than men on IQ testing. In the past, women scored significantly lower than men (as much as 5% less!); however, the tables have turned and world-renowned expert on IQ testing, James Flynn, agrees.
Flynn believes that a big factor in women’s increased IQ scores is their extreme ability to multitask. He speculates that “the demands put on women’s brains when they juggle work and family may have helped boost their scores.” Another possibility in the surge of women’s IQ scores is that women have more opportunities in modern times to reach their higher potential for intelligence as they work more and more outside the home. In an interview with The Sunday Times of London, he shares his feelings about women starting to excel more, saying: “The full effect of modernity on women is only just emerging.”
So the next time a man belittles you in any way, ladies, just remember that “women are smarter than men,” and science says so.
[via Yahoo Shine]