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Last edited at 2:10AM on 11/18/2013
Not quite certain what your question asks, here...the average IQ of humankind is, by definition, 100; with some variation as described in this paragraph from About.com:
"On the majority of modern IQ tests, the average (or mean) score is set at 100 with a standard deviation of 15 so that scores conform to a normal distribution curve. This means that 68 percent of scores fall within one standard deviation of the mean (that is, between 85 and 115), and 95 percent of scores fall within two standard deviations (between 70 and 130)."
However, as to the gender gap, over the last 100 years men have consistently tested higher than women by as much as 5 points! That is, until recently when women have not only closed the gap but surpassed men by a point or two.
One theory (which I love but believe to be incorrect), is that women have always been inherently brighter, scoring lower only through oppression and disadvantage. So their improved scores correlate with women's lib...
I'm not going to try to put a number to it, but I think we see a lot of users clustered a little above average. Most people here are reasonably educated, and certainly not stupid, yet I don't see the degree of intellectual conversation here I see elsewhere.
This may or may not related to IQ, but overall it's those who tend to criticize feminism, usually male who tend to have a deeper understanding of the issues, which is typically why they are critical. Feminist support (usually female) for feminist policy is often based on a very over simplified misunderstanding of the issues.
Wage gap - Who is constantly pointing out what is actually is and how it's actually measured?
Education - Who is constantly pointing out the history of education reforms, as well as the changes colleges have recently made? It's not female feminists - they go to extremes to stay ignorant of such things.
VAWA - Who supports it simply by stating violence is bad and who actually gets into the details of VAWA policies?