Women are more Intelligent than Men?
The dispute between men and women has always existed, but lately it seems to be more fierce. Women have never been so exposed as in the last decades; she has conquered spaces and levels that have never before been reached by what has been considered the “weaker” sex.
Now, it has recently been published that a renown intelligence investigator, James Flynn, has conducted a new investigation that reveals that women are more intelligent than men. Wow! I can even picture the smile on every woman as she remembers those moments when she was behind the wheel and had to hear it all… Now she must be thinking: Now it’s my turn!
Well, since the IQ exam was created, women have always been behind men in the results. But in this new investigation that was conducted in many countries, women have reached or surpassed men. That makes us wonder, why is that? Did women evolve with time?
A woman is that heroine that has the ability to care for her young child, practice a sport, run to work, do her grocery shopping on her way back home, stop by the dry-cleaner, read the latest news and tips for keeping healthy, fetch the children at school, prepare dinner, that’s without mentioning that she still manages to find time to answer emails, look at what’s new in the social networks and keep up to date with the latest fashion.
The difference lies in the stimulus that we are receiving. We are daring to do more, exploring and conquering. People adapt to the challenges given to them and to the expectations that they have to face.
Lets think a little with our motherly brains. When you raise a child in an overprotected environment, this child will not have much experience going out alone without having someone watching after him. This being so, this child will grow up to be a person that will not be able to do well out on the street. He will also have a great chance of growing up and being timid. Flynn suggests that women’s role in society has changed in the course of the 20th century and her brain has also changed.
In other words, it’s not only biology that determines a person’s intelligence- circumstances also influence a person’s intelligence. So then friends, let’s go! Let’s attack! We have to search for stimuli for our brain. The era of the complacent woman has come to an end.
Up till now we’ve only mentioned the physical part, what about the spiritual side? Don’t you agree with me that it’s the same?
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
The more we expose ourselves, take risks, place ourselves in different situations, with new experiences, the more we learn and grow spiritually.
If a woman has been able to better her intellectual side, it’s because she did everything she could to reach that. Therefore, we need to have the same vision and desire to be better. Be a better wife, daughter, sister, student, worker and above all, a better daughter of God.
Meri Jane Martins
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.