Do you really think you know women? For centuries men have been puzzled over a woman’s nature. Even now, in the era of investigations and technology, when the Internet is teeming with facts and statistics, men are still guided by ridiculous stereotypes and misbeliefs. Women are believed to be the weaker sex and the most romantic creatures in the world, but do you credit all this stuff? Read on to learn 10 most wide-spread misbeliefs about women.
1. Women work worse than men
The statistics claim that women’s earnings tend to be 30 percent lower in comparison with their male colleagues. Men are viewed as better workers, thus they receive higher salary. In reality women proved to be unsurpassed professionals in most life spheres, which aren’t connected to great physical activity. Moreover, women are recognized as more responsible and active workers. The fact that women are in charge of housing and children upbringing, while men are almost always bread-winners only, is also important.
2. Women want an equal treatment
Even if your girlfriend is a profound and confirmed feminist, this statement has little in common with truth. We never want to be treated like we can fix the furniture or a car. Women say that they want an equal treatment just to show that they can manage many things on their own. They can manage, but they don’t really want to! Women still expect to be treated with courtliness and to be looked after! We hate telling you that, but such an attitude makes us feel special.
3. Women are afraid of pain
The truth is that women are much less sensible to pain and they have much higher pain threshold. A female body contains higher concentration of analgesic agents, which allow women to survive labor pain. Throes of childbirths cannot lead to fatal changes in their cardiovascular and nervous systems. Plus, women are less likely to faint at the sight of blood due to certain peculiarities of their physiology.
4. Women are less intelligent
This is an utterly interesting fact. Women tend to display usual IQ scores; they have neither extremely high nor low results. Experiments show that female students have insignificant difference in points, while male students have both the highest and the lowest points. As a result, women have a higher average intelligence index. While most geniuses in this world are men, many women are geniuses as well.
5. Women like to catch trifles
Men are known to be utterly visual creatures. That’s why we spend 2 hours in front of the mirror and wear all those pink dresses, heels, and makeup. Yes, sometimes we do love it. But we find jeans, flats and a pony tail much more comfortable.
6. Women are the weaker sex
Women are certainly the weaker sex, but they get through life troubles easier. They have a great will power, endurance and a stronger mental health. Women are less affected by enduring hunger and thirst, temperature drop and radiation. Moreover, women are more resistant to infectious diseases and anomalies during prenatal development. This is the actual reason why most long-livers are found among females.
7. Women established monogamy
The fact is that men are more interested in physical side of relationship, while women need close emotional connection. That’s why women are believed to be concerned with monogamy more than men. From an evolutional point of view, however, polygamy is much more convenient and beneficial exactly to women! In polygamous relationship women can choose the most successful, powerful, well-to-do and the healthiest male who can guarantee healthy posterity and security.
8. Women are victims of domestic violence
This is another deep-rooted stereotype. The percentage of men assaulted by their girlfriends or wives is significantly higher than thought. The problem of domestic violence is viewed as male perpetrator/female victim, but the statistics show another data. Nowadays up to 40 percent of males are victims of spouse abuse. However, the problem is almost always neglected by police, social organizations and media.
9. Women don’t care about men’s appearance
When asked what features are most important in the spouse, men and women rate physical appearance differently. However, both males and females consider attractiveness as a very important thing. Every girl has an ideal image of a spouse in her mind, but the real guy should not necessarily correspond to this image. Women always appreciate neat, well-groomed and well-mannered men.
10. Women are more romantic
Do you remember what Ryan Gosling says in Blue Valentine? ‘I feel like men are more romantic than women. I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around.’ Yes, we don’t care about romantic stuff that much.
This misbelief was imposed by numerous romantic comedies and romance novels. Surprisingly, but women are not concerned about romantic issues like men. Yes, men often forget the date of your anniversary, they don’t remember about the most important holidays and they buy gifts at the last moment, but males have a more romantic outlook. Guys also eagerly believe ‘in love at first sight’. Women, however, tend to have a more realistic and practical mindset.
Sure, you cannot apply all the points to a particular woman since a person can hardly come under a rough classification or category. I just tried to show that men should not base their conclusions on common stereotypes and misbeliefs about an opposite sex. The aforementioned facts are typical for women, but every individual requires a unique approach and treatment. Do you agree with this list?