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Natural Superiority of Women, and Why Men Fail

Why are today's women leading men by any of a number of statistics? Is it because of "the natural superiority of women," or also, as David Brooks argues, because of "why men fail"?

Over the past 40 years I have become increasingly conscious of the mounting evidence I have encapsulated in the phrase, "the natural superiority of women." Observing my wife, Mary Vasey, has brought more evidence each day over the past twenty-plus years.

Today [September 11] the New York Times' David Brooks has dropped the other shoe in a column titled, "Why Men Fail."

We have undergone what has been a tectonic shift in what it means to be human in America, our social relationships, gender roles and responsibilities.

Women may have always been superior to men in a variety of ways, but from the 1930s through the 1960s they were not accorded many opportunities to demonstrate that fact. Aside from the early 1940s, World War II's "Rosie the riveter" and all that, "homemaker and mother" was considered the honorable profession it still is ("stand by your man," and "the wind beneath my wings"). The choices available to women wishing to venture outside the home with their college degrees, ended up being in large measure teacher, nurse, secretary or airline stewardess (as they were then called; remember the airline commercial with the line, "Fly me"?).

For more on the disparity, and Brooks' data and analysis of why the disparity is increasing because of the reasons "why men fail," click here.

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Sean Carlton September 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Caucasians also enjoy statistically longer life spans than other racial groups. Must be the natural genetic superiority of whites. Asians also achieve higher grades than other relative ethnic minorities. Must be the genetic superiority of Asians.

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