WOMEN ARE SMARTER THAN MEN
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
March 18, 2013
The other day, a middle-aged woman sadly told me her husband was "moving out." I responded that middle-aged men often get stupid, and she corrected me saying, "You mean 'stupider'." In a way, she was right, and I replied that I was one of the few men on earth who understood that women are actually smarter than men. She smiled, thinking that I was simply trying to make a clever point. However, I really meant what I said, and my understanding of female superiority began at a very early age.
When I was in my baby stroller, I remember looking at a little girl about my age and thinking she was beautiful. I noticed that she knew I was looking at her and she looked away with disinterest, connoting an air of superiority. When I got to elementary school, I noticed that while the little boys were hiding behind their textbooks, hoping the teacher wouldn't call on them, the little girls were raising their hands, eagerly saying, "Teacher, please call on me," definitely indicating early superior intelligence/knowledge.
When I got to junior high school, I noticed that while the boys were still acting childishly, the girls were acting more maturely and studious. And when I got to high school, I remember myself (and other boys) laboring over 3 hours of homework per night and barely being prepared for school the next day, while the girls seemed effortlessly to acquire the knowledge gained from doing the assignments as if by osmosis. I recall asking myself many times, "How do they (the girls) do that?"
This trend continued into college and transitioned into young adulthood, say about 25 years of age, in the following way. Young men exhibit a sort of primitive, caveman mentality, looking at young women at the most basic level (e.g., "Is she good-looking?"). Young women, on the other hand, already have developed a highly sophisticated array of social antenna. A guy can be looking at a young woman from 25 feet away, "sizing her up" on a rudimentary "beauty scale" (e.g., great smile, figure, etc.), and at the same time, even with her back turned to him, the young woman knows she is being observed and does an instant analysis of whether the guy is worth bothering with.
She may take out her compact with mirror to get a quick look at him over her shoulder, and then, like obtaining immediate comprehensive internet search results, she does an instant (about 2 seconds in length) analysis of his attributes or lack thereof---does he look dependable/trustworthy, kind/caring, self-centered or not, strong or wimpy, capable of making a good salary, etc., etc.). Women also multitask better than men, another clear sign of superior intelligence abilities. And everyone has heard stories of men (unlike most women) forgetting their wives' birthdays (or their anniversaries). For these forgetful men, I have written the following as a card:
Card title: "Every Day Is Like Your Birthday To Me"
I had forgotten your birthday,
And I know that's made you sad.
But sweetheart, there's a reason
You should know why I had.
because every day I can be with you
Is like your birthday to me.
Every day I think of things I can say or do
That will make you happy!
prayer, a smile, an encouraging word,
With a loving embrace are my gifts to you.
So please don't be sad I forgot your birthday,
Because every day I love you, all the whole year through.
At an early point in their lives, women have developed a skill that lasts them their entire lifetime, and that is the ability to act/pretend as if they are on the same intellectual level with men, when women are actually superior to them. Men, not being comparatively bright, fall for this act and believe men and women are of equal intelligence. Men don't realize the intellectually inferior position they are in, and therefore women can use men's lack of understanding to their advantage in "outsmarting" men on various levels.
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This particular ability of women begins at a very early age. You may have heard the expression that even little girls are able to "wrap their daddies around their little fingers." Older girls also have the ability to present themselves to boys on a multidimensional level. They can instantly transform themselves from being brash to demure, flashy to reserved, talkative to quiet, outgoing to shy, playful to serious, etc., and vice versa. Whereas boys are pretty much what you see---the jock, the nerd, etc.
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