Is It True? Study Says that Women are Smarter than Men

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Both men and women believe that they are smarter than the other, but new research has come up with evidence that proves that one is actually more intelligent.   World-renowned IQ testing expert James Flynn has just put out new research that shows that women might be the victors in this battle.

Flynn’s data comes from the United States, Canada, Western European countries and a few other countries. The study found that women are scoring higher than men on IQ tests. This is the first time results like this have emerged in the last century of testing. Traditionally, women were around five points behind men, leading some scientists to claim that men were just naturally smarter than women. Men’s and women’s scores have improved in the last few decades, but the increase in scores by women is much more impressive.

Flynn thinks that the strain that multi-tasking puts on women’s brains has helped them to raise their scores.  Do you ever notice how women can have two conversations at once, or keep up with multiple things occurring at the same time?  Scientists are saying that this might be the tipping point that leads to higher IQ scores.

Flynn’s second theory is that women have a higher potential for intelligence than men, and that  potential is becoming more noticeable as they step outside of the home to compete in arenas that better challenge their minds.  In the United States, for example, women now outnumber men in the workforce.  Flynn believes that more research needs to be done to better understand his results.

In addition to dominating the workforce, women make up more than half of the college students in the United States.   On top of that, these women hold more advanced degrees than men. So are women inherently smarter than men? According to Flynn, “The full effect of modernity on women is only just emerging,” … so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


  1. John Dixon

    July 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Absolutely! I think to a certain degree the study is correct. Women are definitely smarter than men on certain or particular issue and visa versa. We all need eachother in life. Its a perfefect balance of intelligence of the sexes from GOD!

  2. legallychisis

    July 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yes I agree women are smarter (not just bcz I’m a woman). However a woman’s intellect can be trumped by her emotions. Ergo our superior intellect is null and void if we use emotions in place of it. I’ve seen the most intelligent sistas do the dumbest things in the name of emotions and feelings.

  3. Thomasisthe1

    July 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Amazing how the politically correct world tries to avoid research from the neck up. Intelligence, like politics & religion, are topics that tend to be avoided in most social media for fear of inflaming negative feelings. There is much research on the brain and intelligence (beyond IQ stats) that people in the know are fearful of disclosing & which meet with resistance. Research into racial research, etc., & e.g., why one type of medication works more efficaciously for one race & not another.
    There is so much we know we can’t really talk about freely, possibly to our detriment in the long run.

  4. BigWill

    July 18, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    If a man regurgitated this bs, you women would call him sexist. Tomorrow an article will appear reciting a study that reports “Black Women Will Believe Any Damn Thing” lets see if y’all believe that study as well. Question: do you believe the studies that say BW are only worth $5.00, BW are the lest liked of all women, BW are the fattest of all women, BW less likely to be married than other women, on & on & on, or do y’all pick and choose (based on whether it’s favorable or not) which article to believe??

  5. d-rhyme

    July 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Legallychissis. That was assinine. Emotions are the basis of intelligence. Do animals cry tears. No they are too emotionally lacking. Emotions cause memory and SOFTWARE IS THE BRAIN OF THE
    COMPUTER. TELLING LIES LIKE this will make you lose your soul. That’s suicide. Tell the truth you are a white male plant in this site. DEVIL.

    • legallychisis

      July 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

      d-rhyme You are clearly full of hate and not EVEN WORTH a response! If you must know jack azz I am a African American Female. When you become a little less hateful you may be able to UNDERSTAND the point I made. You have some SERIOUS ISSUES!!

      • legallychisis

        July 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

        OAN d-rhyme before you go hurling FOOLERY double check YOUR GRAMMAR!! “ASININE” has only one S! Sentences in the form of a question should end with a ?. Complete sentences have a SUBJECT AND A PREDICATE! If you want to know asinine may I DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO YOUR OWN DAMN COMMENT!!

  6. d-rhyme

    July 25, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Worthless white suoremacist comments. If to is too then go is goo. english is language of the gods to you but not me. I write books on Neuroscience. what can you offer? Nothing. And you being a black female
    ? That makes it worse.

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