In this article, Matt Walsh explores the myths and realities of being a woman. The truth is that women are sexual beings, intellectuals, and biologically female. Yet, women are often misunderstood as being subservient to men. Here are the most common misconceptions about women:
Women are biologically female
There is no scientific proof that men and women are genetically identical. A woman’s karyotype and chromosomes determine her gender. Although gender activists may be anti-science, they represent a tiny minority of the population. Genetics, anatomy, and phenotype also determine the gender. Genetic aberrations do not disprove gender; they simply add to the diversity of people. There are even examples of transgendered people who share the same characteristics as men.
They are biologically dependent on men
Why are women biologically dependent on men? Evolution has largely favored men. Men were once more physically and intellectually superior to women. This is reflected in their superior verbal and spatial abilities. Men are also more competitive and forgiving of rivals. In addition, they are more promiscuous, socially obtuse, and sexually jealous. These differences may account for why women are so much more sexually dependent on men than men are on women.
They are sexually active
Studies show that more women are sexually active before marriage than ever before, and this trend is driven by practical reasons. A century ago, only a small minority of women had sexual activity before marriage. Today, the proportion of sexually active women is well over 50%. Effective contraceptives like the contraceptive pill have greatly reduced women’s fear of unwanted pregnancy. Several countries in the region have very low rates of sexual activity, including Burkina Faso, Guinea, The Gambia, and Bolivia. One of the exceptions is Guyana.
They are intellectuals
The term “female public intellectuals” refers to female intellectuals in the public sphere. While the term “public intellectual” has traditionally been non-gender specific, men have historically occupied this role. Nonetheless, female public intellectuals are now becoming recognized as an important part of society. In fact, women are now more frequently considered public intellectuals than ever before. Read on to learn more about the many ways in which women are now being recognized as intellectuals.
They are creative
Studies have shown that men and women have different levels of creativity, with women being more creative than men. However, differences in creativity between sexes are not universal. It all depends on the individual, and thus, comparing men and women is not very meaningful. This difference is due to the way the X and Y chromosomes were introduced to each other through evolution. As a result, each individual’s set of genes would differ from that of their parents and siblings.
They are a minority in many professions
It is no surprise that women have difficulty in obtaining leadership positions in various professions. The pay gap between men and women is much larger in industries where more men are employed. Healthcare, education, nonprofits, and business are just a few of the fields with a larger percentage of women than men. Many of these industries are also associated with the stereotype that women are better caregivers than men. Despite this fact, women are still underrepresented in some of these fields, such as law, accounting, and education.
They are socially marginalized
In today’s society, the concept of womanhood is largely relegated to the domestic sphere. This is further exacerbated by overt patriarchal customs. The skewed discourse in our society often emasculates any chance for women to be empowered. Social marginalisation has many consequences, including confinement, displacement, and seclusion. It also involves the creation of various layers of social closure, which are processes of subordination and closing off opportunities to outsiders.