The Difference Between Male and Female Brains

For most men and women the headline graphic simply illustrates the difference between men’s and women’s brains… but from the scientists view – it’s a little more complex…

Women have better global thinking abilities…

The female brain is more diffuse and utilizes significant portions of both hemispheres for a variety of tasks.  Women naturally see everyday things from a broader, “big-picture” vantage point.  Women are better equipped to divide their attention among multiple activities.  Women look at the holistic view and handle multiple issues with their whole brain (both hemispheres) more readily. 

Men have better focused thinking abilities…

The male brain is highly specialized, using specific parts of one hemisphere or the other to accomplish specific tasks. Men are able to focus on narrow issues and block out unrelated information and distractions. Men can narrowly focus their brains on specific tasks or activities for long periods of time without tiring. Men are able to separate information, stimulus, emotions relationships etc. into separate compartments in their brains. Men see individual issues with various parts of their brain. 

Get those global thinking Women Out Of The Foxholes And Into

The Captain’s Chairs

This post addresses the growing presence of women in work and service positions that traditionally have favored males.

There is what seems to be a reasonable viewpoint of simply making every job and responsibility gender natural.  As long as the individual can meet the minimum mental and physical standard qualifications to perform the routine responsibilities of that work, he or she may be considered for the position.

Typically these jobs include Construction,  Firefighters,  Military Combat,  and  Law Enforcement. It appears to be common knowledge within these environments that the higher the percentage of women in these physical risk services, the higher the risk of injury and death to themselves, their fellow workers and those they are assigned to protect.

Therefore, those doing the hiring must consider the ability of the individual to handle unknown and unforeseen occurrences and emergencies. These rarely occur but may require strength and running ability above and beyond those required for the basic standard skills of the job. 

If we can assume that the average lifting strength and running speed of the average male is greater than the average female and the decision maker has to choose between a group of  men and women who already met the minimum standards for the job, it appears to make sense to choose the men for the job based on this assumption.

I tend to agree with that notion ladies.  However, before I’m locked into a stockade and browbeaten by thousands of 1960s bra burners I believe this post demonstrates that because of superior global awareness and thinking abilities, women should be first choice for management and CEO positions and men because of our focused thinking would be a better choice to handle that rivet gun. Of course their are exceptions. Not everybody likes ketchup.

Now that we got the women out of the foxhole and into the captains chair, Don’t worry. You’ll still remain hug-able and squeezable.”


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