Hmm this is quiet a funny and yet ridiculous question to have been asked considering the circumstances of me being a FEMALE and finding this offensive in some sort, but women are not dumb if that's the case of you trying to appoint them as to. Men are not far more intelligent as women are and this be a true clause too and just because you a MALE doesn't mean you can be all offensive with your question like saying we women all lack intelligence and if have anything to say then fill me in on what other ridiculous things you have got to say about us women BRO!!!! >:(
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Richard- Are you stating that you wonder why men's intelligence is valued more than women's? I believe that the answer is that old enemy mysogeny. Hatred & fear of women. Throughout history, we all know that women have been held down and not respected as men were. It still continues today, unfortunately. Men tend to listen to and respect another man's opinion more than a woman's. This IS changing, but slowly. I am of the Baby Boomer generation, and through much tolerance and hard work, people are seeing that women have as much to offer in wisdom and experience as men. The battle continues, as we can see from various spoutings from the far right.
Im a guy to me its not its just how society sees it it probobly has something to do with stuff like the jersey shore depicting women as stupid and being "total bi***s " its just what society sees on tv so it must be all women. Even though its not true for 99% of women who are intelligent and dont act like drunk idiots
I'm not sure why the attacks? His question is why is male intelligence VALUED more... And in a lot of respects this is true. It's still a male dominated society and women in power are growing but not there yet. To answer what I believe his question is, Male intelligence is valued more simply because its a male dominated society and we have a long standing stereotype of "the little woman" Not all, but many men find it emasculating to be bossed by a woman, corrected by a woman or to be in competition with a woman. Never fear though, the times, they are a-changing (hopefully)
I think Boo and Sue2013 understand the essence of the question, but it would be good to read a clarifying response from richardd506. And as both have indicated, this is still a male-dominated society, but I believe that is only because it is just coasting along on momentum even though the original source of the energy behind it is diminishing. There are certainly forces at work to impede that momentum which will eventually be successful.
Guys and girls have equal intelligence depending on the person. Not all guys are smarter or dumber, and same for girls. In society, alot of the time people seem to value a man's opinion more than a women's. Like how women couldnt vote for a long tiome.