01-09-2014 The Battle of the Sexes Continues . . .   2 comments

On many occasions I’ve posted about “Battle of the Sexes” issues much to the delight of both men and women. I’ve  tried keeping things humorous but many members of both sexes seem to take it way more serious than I do. With that in mind, I thought I’d make these following facts available to both sexes to be used in whatever fashion they see fit.

I could spend a lot of time referencing my sources for this nonsense but I’m not going to do that either. While it is meant to be humorous the following facts and statements were actually retrieved from a published book.  Believe them or not.

  • 44% of PhD’s in biology and the life sciences are awarded to women.
  • Women spend nearly 3 years of their lives getting ready to leave the house. Men spend three months waiting for their wives and girlfriends while out shopping.
  • 74% of the women passengers aboard the Titanic survived, compared with 20% of the men.
  • In March 2009 Monaco became the last country to appoint a female member of government.
  • In Brazil, 62% of higher education students are women.

  • French males cannot marry until they are 18, but females can marry at only 15.
  • In the United States in 2005, one third of wives out earned their husbands.
  • Half of the men in the United States say they feel nervous in the company of women.
  • Women make up 70% of Algeria’s lawyers and 60% of its judges.
  • Women drivers are three times more likely than men to suffer whiplash injuries in their cars hit from behind, because they generally sit closer to the steering wheel.
  • A typical man is 50 to 70% water, a typical woman, 40 to 60%.
  • On average women take three times as long to use the toilet is meant.
  • Men and women differ genetically by 1 to 2%, as wide a gap as the one that separates women from female chimpanzees.
  • Women earn 57% of the bachelors degrees and 59% of Masters degrees in the United States, and a majority of research PhD’s, but only 24% of PhD’s in the physical sciences.
  • In Chicago and New York, among other American cities, full-time female employees in their 20s earn more on average than males.

I tried to be as fair as possible when listing these facts and while I’ll defend my gender with my life, fairness rules here on this blog. The “War Between the Sexes” for me has always been a tongue-in-cheek kind of thing and I intend to keep it that way.

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2 responses to “01-09-2014 The Battle of the Sexes Continues . . .

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  1. There have been times when I would have prefered to be on the Titanic….

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