Women never provided for their families. There has long been a stereotype according to which the husband was a breadwinner, spent time hunting, and the wife was busy with children and household chores, picking, perhaps, some small berries. According to scientists, our ancestors lived in an almost equal society, someone was engaged in gathering, and someone was hunting.
Any mother, unlike a father, recognizes her baby by smell. Swedish scientists in 2001 decided to test this old statement. For testing, 24 infants up to 4 weeks of age and 24 children from 2 to 4 years of age were taken. They slept in special shirts. Selected samples were sniffed by both parents and childless men and women. It turned out that only men felt the scent of babies, and women did not reveal at all the difference between the smells of babies and older children, and, moreover, could not identify their child.
Women have better contact with children than fathers. This is a widespread myth. In California, fathers were monitored, and it was found that, just like mothers, fathers of newborn babies immediately establish close emotional contact with them. The men observed by the scientists, like the mothers, talked a lot and played with their newborn children, kissing and caressing them. Men quite accurately identify the signals of their young children - hunger, boredom, fear. But the men reacted more restrainedly to children's laughter.
Women's intuition is better than men's. According to the prevailing stereotype, supported with pleasure by women themselves, their intuition is much more developed than men, women are more sensitive to future changes. Scientists have studied and analyzed all the studies on this topic over the past 20 years and found that this statement is just a myth. By testing intuition, it is clear that both men and women have approximately the same results. Society allows women to believe in their superiority in this aspect, but the fair sex does not have any special genetically determined abilities in this regard.
Women are not as aggressive as men. It would seem that everyone knows that men are notorious buzoters, and women are gentle, airy creatures, such cats. However, not everything is so simple. Dozens of studies have shown that in cases of physical manifestation of aggression among children, boys are undoubtedly leading, but in the manifestation of aggression in other cases, sex differences are no longer so noticeable. Girls are more likely to have an indirect influence - gossip, refusal to be friends, manipulation. And this is a reason to think about the fact that not only men are aggressive, especially since men lose their multiple superiority in physical strength with age.
Women are paid less than men. In Germany, the Soziookonomische Panel has been conducting regular sample research for more than 20 years, which unexpectedly showed in a representative sample that 35% of women earn more than their husbands. Richard Freeman of Harvard made a similar conclusion. He concluded that in the United States, almost 30% of working women earn more than their husbands. And according to the Whirpool Foundation in Europe, 59% of women earn more than men.
Almost all inventions belong to men. In fact, there are things whose invention it would not even occur to be attributed to men - a bra, diapers, a coffee filter and many others. Life is full of inventions that are designed to make life easier, and which were invented by women. Even in fields such as computer technology, medicine, and the natural sciences, women also have important discoveries. So, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, using X-rays, deciphered the structure of more than molecules, the daughter of Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace Byron, wrote the programs of mathematical calculations, which gave the right to call her the first programmer of the planet. The material for body armor, light, but at the same time hard as steel, was also invented by women - Stephanie Louise Kwolek. And let's remember twice the Nobel Prize laureate Marie Curie! And the list goes on and on.
Women have absolutely no interest in pornography. According to a study by the Hamburg Institute Gewis-Institut, among the strong half of those interested in pornography about 73%, and among women, this number is more than 50%. During the show of erotic actions on TV, even more women than men gather at his screen.