7 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind: Women Are More Than What You Think!
When you think of women, what springs to mind? These days, there’s a widening pool of stereotypes and generalizations about women that have become so common that many don’t even question them anymore. In fact, many people don’t even realize how many of these clichés are untrue. Take, for example, this list of facts about women that many people don’t know.
These facts will give you a whole new perspective on the female gender, and why it’s important to support women, including the women in your life, and the women in the world. The more we support women, the more the world can benefit.
These are not only interesting and humorous but also mind-blowing. You knew that women are doctors, engineers and scientists. You also knew that women are caregivers and housewives. But did you know that women are more than that?
Let’s take a look at some of these facts about women.
#1 Women live longer than men
This one is surprising, isn’t it? A recent study showed that, in fact, women can expect to live longer than men. The life expectancy is 81 years for men and 84 years for women. Keep in mind, though, that this is dependent on many factors, such as income, health, and lifestyle.
The reason for this might be that women are more conscious of health, and they try to take care of themselves. Men, on the other hand, ruin their health with stress and bad habits.
The conclusions are confirmed by the fact that the life expectancy was around 75 years in the past and it has increased over time. This means that people are living healthier and more conscious lives than before.
#2 Women are more empathetic than men
This is in fact borne out by science. A study has found that women are more likely to be given a diagnosis of empathy in comparison to men and that this is true across all age groups and cultures. This could be because women are better at picking up on social cues and reading the emotions of others. Women tend to have a better ability in empathizing with others, a skill that is vital for raising children.
#3 Women are better multitaskers
Traditionally, women have had to balance childcare and the household while working and maintaining family relationships, whereas men have usually had more sole responsibility for earning money. Women were more adept at handling multiple tasks simultaneously and balancing multiple responsibilities.
#4 Women are better with small talk
One stereotype about women is that we’re not so good at superficial conversations. In fact, women are better at small talk than men. A study showed that, when it comes to participating in conversations, men prefer to talk about facts and topics that interest them, while women are interested in people.
They are more interested in people and relationships. They want to get to know people, and they are good at it. Women are perceived as being less self-centred.
#5 Women are more nurturing than men
Women are viewed as being more nurturing than men, which is why they’re often viewed as the “heart” of the family.
This can be particularly true during pregnancy and in raising children.
Men, on the other hand, often have the stereotype of being unemotional and not as nurturing as women are perceived to be.
You can see this stereotype in many workplaces as well, where men are often viewed as being less nurturing than women.
#6 Women are better negotiators
There’s a stereotype that women are not good negotiators, but this is not true at all. In fact, women are more likely to negotiate and are better at it than men.
A study analyzed negotiations and found that, overall, women negotiate better than men.
Women tend to be more patient and to be more willing to compromise than men are. Women are more likely to be more relaxed and willing to negotiate as long as both parties are willing to do so.
#7 Girls, don’t stop learning!
Women have outperformed men in education for many years. In 2017, women earned 60 percent of all bachelor’s degrees and more than half of all master’s degrees. Women also earned more than half of all doctorates. While this is great news, there is still room for improvement.
Women need to remember that education is not over with high school graduation. While females tend to outpace males in college, there are still many women who do not graduate from college. There are a number of reasons why this is the case, including financial barriers, lack of access to quality higher education and a lack of knowledge about the importance of education.
The bottom line
These facts about women will give you a whole new perspective on the female gender, and why it’s important to support women, including the women in your life, and the women in the world. The more we support women, the more the world can benefit.