Scientists confirm what women always knew: men really are the weaker sex. That’s the title of a report written by Kate Hodal in The Guardian, 15 January 2018, under the Women’s rights and gender equality section. In a nutshell, it talks about research findings that in times of famine, epidemic, and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men. Women are hardier than men.
In The Economist, 07 March 2015, an article states that boys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening. Further, it says, “It is a problem that would have been unimaginable a few decades ago. Until the 1960s boys spent longer and went further in school than girls, and were more likely to graduate from university. Now, across the rich world and in a growing number of poor countries, the balance has tilted the other way. Policymakers who once fretted about girls’ lack of confidence in science now spend their time dangling copies of “Harry Potter” before surly boys. Sweden has commissioned research into its “boy crisis”. Australia has devised a reading program called “Boys, Blokes, Books & Bytes.”
Strong and smart girls are not hard to find. Some inspirational Filipino women were featured yesterday in this column. Today let’s learn about some foreign female celebrities who are said to be geniuses.