Monday, July 16th, 2012

Soft, Pretty Things Have Gooder Smartness

"WOMEN appear to have won a decisive victory in the battle of the sexes. Psychologists have found female IQ scores have risen above men's for the first time…. One possible explanation is that women's lives have become more demanding as they multitask between raising a family and doing a job. Another is that women have a slightly higher potential intelligence than men and are only now realising it."
—Or maybe men are getting not as smart now. Maybe all those years of crushing beer cans against our skull and watching organized sports have made the thinky-splodge inside our headbone become dumbified. Only theory. Me no know for sure.

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Anarcissie (#3,748)

IQ measures efficiency at taking IQ tests. In recent decades, women have been taking more IQ tests and doing similar meaningless bureaucratic work in offices. Hence they are getting more practice and performing better at these tasks.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

They're probably just having their Mensa period.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Women may be smarter, but they're still not funny.

oldflame (#235,977)

People are still actually using IQ as a measure of intelligence? I'd like to read the actual paper because none of the psychologists I know are that stupid.

Dave Bry (#422)

"Engagement Ring in cat box…"

bluewindgirl (#217,008)

A third possibility is that IQ tests are total b.s.

deepomega (#1,720)

A FOURTH possibility is that women are really good at cheating.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Just another variant on "as soon as a thing has been discredited, it's okay to let women have it." No one with any credibility really cares about IQ tests anymore, so…time to admit women tend to score higher.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Excellent. Another piece of evidence to support the case to my wife that I am not suited for work.

Rosebud (#4,107)

@Ham Snadwich At least not the kind that requires a high I.Q.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@Rosebud – That's why I need to stay home and mind the house.

Rosebud (#4,107)

@Ham Snadwich – A house husband! I need one of those.

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