Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:09 AM
You know, now don't get me wrong! I love men, I've married three of them!
The truth is that women, being XX in chromosomal makeup, have a jump on men, who are of course XY. I encourage students to see XX and XY not as letters but as designs. It then makes sense that we have one-fourth more genetic wiggle room than men do.
What do we do with this? Studies say there are two things (NOTE: there are surely more but these are two that have been tested): we bear pain much more easily (think of childbirth) and we can multitask. Working in psych, I've seen how men can be very focused and intent. But a woman can do the same with the same results while also making a grocery list in her head, talking to her daughter on the phone, mentally rehearsing a report she has to present tomorrow, deciding which shop to take the car to since it makes a funny noise and wondering what rap music is all about.
Men simply cannot. In talking to them, I find that they can do, at most, two tasks in a superior manner at once. And usually they can only do one.
So I believe that XX (women) are able to be geeks, yes, and maintain good grammar while men are far more likely to be unable to function in the same way. I have some excellent information both online and off if anyone wants....oh, I see the men have drifted. They're over at the window. They have entirely lost the ideas set forth. haha!
Thank you, Sari, I should not even be here since I know nothing but it started as an urgent need to get an image converted to JPG and I just stayed.
And finally, I've only married ONE man, and we are at 21 years of marriage, 23 years of loving one another. I just wanted to make at least one person say, "Whoa!" on a Saturday morning!