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Chinese women are better than men, in some areas

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:44 am    Post subject: Chinese women are better than men, in some areas Reply with quote

Chinese women are better than men, in some areas.

Many of my female friends in China are the owners of the companies they started. They are as good as their male counterparts when they do business, sometimes, they are even better.

Yes, they are presidents of their companies and they have guys that work for them. Yes, they live in a very good lifestyle.... see how the Economist explains the reason:

How women won the sex war

Aug 3rd 2006
From The Economist print edition
Larry Summers may well have been right, but men are done for anyway

ONE of last year's better entertainments was the Larry Summers show. The row over whether Mr Summers, the then president of Harvard University, was right or wrong to say that natural ability may be one of the reasons why there are fewer female than male maths professors at Harvard brought pleasure to politically correct and incorrect alike. It confirmed the prejudices of both about each other, and led to the downfall of a man beloved by neither.

Mr Summers may have been right. In most intellectual areas, such as vocabulary and verbal reasoning, the differences between men and women are statistically insignificant. But the long tail of mathematical genius does tend to be male, along with higher rates of idiocy and masturbation. While women show less mathematical brilliance than men, their scores are better in some verbal skills (see article).

These differences may or may not be innate, but the argument anyway misses the point. The interesting question is not whether men are more likely to be weirdly good at maths than women are, but whether the things that men are good at are more or less useful than the things that women are good at. And the answer, in the rich world at least, is no.

Technology and globalisation are undermining the usefulness of male skills. Take map-reading. The female tendency to call for five right turns while holding the map upside down, playing “I spy” with the children and remarking on interesting features of the local half-timbering has been attested to over many decades by impartial scientists as well as by irritated husbands. But once satellite navigation rendered the ability to tell the cartographic difference between a car park and a lake redundant, that aspect of male superiority disappeared out of the window, along with the crucial pages of the road atlas that the toddler removed while practising his superior hand-eye co-ordination skills.

Men, studies show, are exceedingly good at rotating three-dimensional shapes in their head. Perhaps women once stared open-mouthed in wonder as their mates juggled pyramids of imaginary polyhedra. Such tricks are also quite handy for engineers who specialise in building large bits of machinery, digging tunnels or slinging bridges across rivers. But, now that the rich world has about as many tunnels and bridges as it needs, and the large bits of machinery which aren't made by computers and robots are made by the Chinese, their usefulness is limited.

Modern professional life is dominated by management, which these days sets high store by emotional intelligence, empathy and communication. Wise chaps seeking professional advancement should therefore spend their free time with groups of women, boning up on how to undermine somebody's confidence while pretending to boost it, and how to turn an entire lunch table against an absent colleague without saying a mean word. Such skills are likely to have a greater influence on their lifetime earnings than the ability to spin an icosahedron. It's a girlie man's world, as Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't say.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Chile, it's the opposite of China. Chilean women, compared with Chinese women, probably needs more work in order to be more equal to men.

See the Economist's paragraph:

No one is sure why Chilean women lag. The wage gap with men is relatively large. Women earned 19% less than men in 2003, according to a government survey; the gap was nearly 40% in jobs requiring high levels of education. Chile may also be more socially conservative than other South American countries. The women's affairs ministry still finds such phrases as “boys like to learn, girls like to play at tea parties” in textbooks that it vets for discrimination.
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