Why Women Finally Have Higher IQs than Men

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Damir Cudic

Given that women have long outnumbered men on college campuses and hold more advanced degrees than their male counterparts, it makes sense that they would also score higher on IQ tests. But for the last 100 years, they’ve lagged behind men by as much as five points—although their scores have been rising.

Finally, according to IQ expert James Flynn, women have closed the IQ gap and are in fact scoring higher than men, reports the Telegraph.

IQ — or intelligence quotient — the most widely used measure of intelligence and is determined based on one’s deviation from the average IQ score of a certain age group. It’s thought to be a product of both environmental and hereditary factors, and is a statistically reliable predictor of future educational achievement, job performance and income. But the reasons for demographic differences in IQ — for example, between races or genders — have long been widely debated.

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There are many possible reasons that women finally surpassed men in IQ after a century of falling behind, according to Flynn, who is writing a book about IQ and gender.

One theory is that women have always been capable of scoring higher but, because of discriminatory gender socializing, never realized their own potential. Gender-based differences in education, upbringing and social roles have historically set the bar lower for women.

“This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past,” Flint told the Telegraph.

Now if only women could close in on that pesky wage gap.

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25 comments
davidleko39
davidleko39

SORRY, BUT THIS IS FACTUALLY AND SCIENTIFICALLY WRONG.

No doubt Time as always is motivated by social engineering by their globalist owners/investors (subjugate male power and empower females as men represent a bigger threat to the world government agenda, being more inclined to view tyranny/authority as an alpha male threat while women are more inclined to view it as a protector and are less inclined to break the rules.)

Here's large undeniable statistical analysis showing men have higher IQs.

http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/sexdifferences.aspx

davidleko39
davidleko39

Wrong. Men are the ones with the highest IQs, this is a statistical fact.

Girls do better in school, because they're less distracted by the opposite sex and they don't view intelligence as uncool to the same degree as macho boys. Also, they're less lazy, work harder and receive more encouragement.
Importantly, they develop faster than boys.
After school, men overall outperform women in IQ-oriented fields like science, maths, VFX etc.

the IQ distributions between the sexes is different.
Women are more grouped around the average whereas men are more spread across the spectrum, thus you get more stupid men than women but also many more highly intelligent men than women. This makes evolutionary sense as the bigger the differences between males, the easier it is for women to select the top mates, also the best selected from a spread-out group will be much more intelligent than the best selected from an average group, hence humanity's intellectual evolution advances more quickly in theory all things being equal.


The reason that there are so many misandrist propaganda misinformation pieces like this is that the globalist elite that own the media have been pushing feminism. This is because men are the biggest threat to their control of the populations. In every takeover or suppression of an enemy throughout history the men were taken out first. Men are more likely to view totalitarian authority as an alpha male threat whereas women are more likely to view it as a protector (related to women liking the 'bad boys'). Men are thus more likely to challenge authority and are physically more dangerous.

This test is obviously flawed

Tandernotion
Tandernotion

Check your facts please:

In July 2012, several media outlets reported Flynn as claiming that women had, for the first time in a century, surpassed men on IQ tests based on a study he conducted in 2010.[18][19] However, Flynn announced that the media had seriously distorted his results and went beyond his claims, revealing that he had instead discovered that the differences between men and women on one particular test, the Raven's Progressive Matrices, had become minimal in five modernised nations (whereas before 1982 women had scored significantly lower). Women, he argued, caught up to men in these nations as a result of exposure to modernity by entering the professions and being allowed greater educational access. Therefore, he claimed, when a total account of the Flynn Effect is considered, women's closing the gap had moved them up in IQ slightly faster than men as a result. Flynn had previously documented this same trend among ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged groups. According to Flynn, the sexes are "dead equal on cognitive factors . . . in their ability to deal with using logic on the abstract problems of Raven's," but that temperamental differences in the way boys and girls take the tests likely account for the tiny variations in mean scores, rather than any difference in intellectual ability.[19]

aybabtu104
aybabtu104

Hasn't this been known for some time? I've seen a few pieces of scientific literature that suggest women have a higher average IQ, but that men have higher variance, so that the ends of the bell curve (the very smart and the very stupid) tend to be men.

Brianphoenix
Brianphoenix

My favorite part is how they left out this was a small study of about 2000 teens in New Zealand. 

Fact girls 7-15 have always had higher IQ scores then boys

Fact Boys and men 16-death still have the same IQ gap of 3-5 points over women 16-death

Fact Taller people have higher IQ scores the shorter people Fact men are Taller

Fact Females at the ages when they're taller then Males  have higher IQ

Fact this article is about promoting women in the easy careers because government, media and feminism knows they can't/wont  do the hard work careers like Construction

Fact Feminism, media and government are working together to coerce women into the workforce for the benefit of the 1%. by doubling the workforce and giving more control of kids development to the government.

Fact women are less happy then 50 years ago. 

Fact this is because they're coerced into working full time and raising kids. Instead of just raising kids while not working or working after the kids grow up or working part time and raising kids. 

Fact women now have less choices if they want to live a decent quality of life.

TheIronFistOfDeath
TheIronFistOfDeath

With an education system that caters almost exclusively to female learning patterns, this is no surprise.  A system discriminates against boys (I'll say unintentionally and give them the benefit of the doubt), then shames them for it's own inadequacy.

Tko38
Tko38

100 people told me that my surprise birthday cake was vanilla, and as of 5 minutes ago one of my friends finally told me he thinks it is chocolate.   I love chocolate, so he must be right. 

Carter69
Carter69

For 100 years the tests were biased because men tested higher. Women test higher once and all of a sudden these tests are a true representation of reality.  Just like when men make more than women, it’s bias but when women make more than men it’s because they work harder and deserve it.  The real answer to “Why women finally have higher iqs than men?” is they massaged the numbers. For 100 years it went the other way but the convenient politically correct answer suddenly shows women really are the smarter sex. How many female tech startups are there? Google, Microsoft, Apple, Dell etc. were all started by men. The only things I can think of that were created by women are Skinny Girl drinks and spanx. You know why they never have “The 10 greatest inventions created by men” lists? Because any the 10 greatest inventions list implies it.

M Reshad Kasaeian
M Reshad Kasaeian

The third possibility that James Flynn didn't mention is that his result and conclusion is totally wrong; as it contradicts tens of other new researches done recently that proves men smarter, esp after the age of 16.

ninense
ninense

This is a feminist study and will be soon denied by the scientific community like others were in the past. Why, because feminist are trying to change the way the I.Q. tests are made to be woman-friendly and discriminate men. And the fact that woman outscore men in academic studies is due, in the past 3 decades to an education system trasnformed to favour girls, because even the majority of I.Q. high score boys are falling in school, So school academic results don´t shows who is more inteligent but who is better student in a girls-friendly environement. Even the way mathematics is teaching in schools in the past two decades were modified to a girls-friendly and boys-unfriendly way. If you see the education politics of the goverments anywhere and international organizations like U.N. and O.E.C.D. you will find that only girls and their needs matters in education, boys and their problems don´t exist. Now we are building a society, political endorsed, to favour girls and discriminate boys and men, so woman will be more cultivated and will have no competence from men. To be good with no competence is easy, that´s woman´s problem.  

f_galton
f_galton

Whites outscore blacks on IQ tests, the difference in average is 15 points. Where's your story on that?

Matt Idontwanna
Matt Idontwanna

When men

outscore women on IQ tests (or almost anything for that matter), then it

is because women were/are oppressed--or because IQ tests discriminate

against women.When women outscore men on IQ tests, then it is genetic.Regardless,

I'm looking forward to the day when men can sit at home, clean the

house, etc., while the superior women work long hard hours innovating

and progressing human civilization, fight my wars, and protect my

neighborhood. I can't wait.

 When men

outscore women on IQ tests (or almost anything for that matter), then it

is because women were/are oppressed--or because IQ tests discriminate

against women.When women outscore men on IQ tests, then it is genetic.Regardless,

I'm looking forward to the day when men can sit at home, clean the

house, etc., while the superior women work long hard hours innovating

and progressing human civilization, fight my wars, and protect my

neighborhood. I can't wait.

PatriotMissile1989
PatriotMissile1989

Administrator bias, politics, and the cultural degeneracy of the schools account for nearly every IQ disparity.  Mental exercises, puzzles, and math problems increase the IQ by about 20 points on average during adolescence but the schools frown on them.

multiasbestas
multiasbestas

@davidleko39 Some people just can't take the fact that women are smartening up and not taking their crap anymore. Women weren't even seen as equals but as property thus not educated. Women had to fight for their rights for equality and continue to fight because attention always goes to the guy. Men don't even go to university anymore they just look for the easy way out. Women have been treated like second class citizens and continue to be treated as such because of masculine males inability to share the limelight with masculine females. 

davidleko39
davidleko39

@TandernotionTrue but it's a fact that the highest Iqs are men. In any unbiased large scale test, the highest and the lowest IQs are men.

Women are more grouped around the average whereas men are more spread across the spectrum, thus you get more stupid men than women but also many more highly intelligent men than women. This makes evolutionary sense as the bigger the differences between males, the easier it is for women to select the top mates, also the best selected from a spread-out group will be much more intelligent than the best selected from an average group, hence humanity's intellectual evolution advances more quickly in theory all things being equal.

davidleko39
davidleko39

@Brianphoenix Fact, the highest IQs are men.

Women are more grouped around the average whereas men are more spread across the spectrum, thus you get more stupid men than women but also many more highly intelligent men than women. This makes evolutionary sense as the bigger the differences between males, the easier it is for women to select the top mates, also the best selected from a spread-out group will be much more intelligent than the best selected from an average group, hence humanity's intellectual evolution advances more quickly in theory all things being equal.

upsetmoderate
upsetmoderate

You must have missed the memo. Any test that shows White males as doing better is because of discrimination. Any test that shows women are minorities are doing than white males is because they're better at whatever is being tested and have finally broken the shackles of discrimination. IQ tests used to be discriminatory against women but now that they've outscored men once they're the greatest thing in the world at testing intelligence between men and women. They're still racist though. Does it make any sense? Of course not, but people believe it.

Shefali O'Hara
Shefali O'Hara

 I'm a woman and I'm against discrimination against both men and women. Or whites and blacks. The whole point of standardized tests for things like college admissions was to get rid of discrimination because Jews used to be excluded from many elite colleges in higher numbers. Now it's Asians in California elite schools. The thing is - who cares? If men score higher than women on tests or women score higher than men - or whites score higher than blacks, etc. It's interesting information but it shouldn't make a person feel bad.

As GROUPS people can be different - so men might score higher in math, in general or women higher in vocab. BUT - we are all individuals, we are all unique. Instead of considering ourselves as part of a group that should be given preferntial treatment, why not stand up for the rights of ALL individuals regardless of race, gender, etc. And why not treat everyone with courtesy and respect and good manners - instead of treating people differently based on the group they belong to?

Of course biological differences exist, but that doesn't mean a woman (or man) can't acheive goals they want - but standards should not be lowered so they can do so.

f_galton
f_galton

Exactly. It should be noted that men and women have different IQ distributions, men's has longer tails. In layman's terms there are more really smart men than really smart women and more really dumb men than really dumb women.

karmakamedian
karmakamedian

@Shefali O'Hara Silly girl!  That would be the right thing to do and everybody would prosper to their own ability.  We can't have anything like that  -- we're the Human Race -- we need a hierarchy of toadies which know their places well. 

JackMinole
JackMinole

I don't think you understand the point Matt Idontwanna is trying to make.  Then again what, do I know?  I'm just a man :P