Men and women, ”le petit difference”

The difference between men and women, from Saudi tv:

The difference between men and women from the American point of view:

The difference between women from an English improvement film:

Who do you think gets it right?

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18 Responses

  1. None of this speaks to my experience. Maybe I’m from a different species or even a different planet? :P

  2. Wow, re the sheikh. When men are silent, generally their brains are idling/empty. Just ask them what they’re thinking and they say, “nothing,” and they mean it. Women are constantly thinking. Sometimes thoughts overlap. Scientifically it is proven that women simultaneously use multiple parts of their brains where men can only think about (and do) one thing at a time.

  3. I like the Improvement film.
    I will let my natural sweetness shine through…
    Where is my cat?

  4. I think women are most of the times more intelligent than men.

    But this study is interesting.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050121100142.htm

    an excerpt
    In general, men have approximately 6.5 times the amount of gray matter related to general intelligence than women, and women have nearly 10 times the amount of white matter related to intelligence than men. Gray matter represents information processing centers in the brain, and white matter represents the networking of – or connections between – these processing centers.

  5. The guy of the Saudi Tv is really serious, that suits his last name : Al Mutawah. is he a permanent member of a CPVPV? hi hi

    La petite difference :

  6. Actually, mrs Bawazir, women’s brains are better organized than men’s. Women make excellent leaders and managers, but they are rarely given the opportunity.
    Women do not get the chance of using all their excellent capabilities. Because they are being told from childhood that they are less than men. And that erroneous bias still lives in ”the west” as well. Actually, a lot of the women who did, against all that was stacked against them, manage to do great things, have been deleted from history.

    And that’s why they can make even women agree to to the wrong notion that men are more intelligent than women.
    Boy, have I known some stupid men!

  7. One of the best books I have read on the subject by far (in my personal estimation) is “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”. An enormously popular book by author John Gray, it contains many suggestions for improving relationships between men and women through understanding the communication style and emotional needs of the opposite sex.

    As suggested by the title, the book asserts the notion that men and women are as different as beings from other planets. And that learning the code of conduct of the opposite sex is of essential value even if individuals do not necessarily conform to the stereotypical behavior.

    It is a fascinating book. Do check it out of the library … you won’t regret it!

  8. Rosemary C,

    this book’s the translation in arabic language is sold at JARIR BOOK STORE here in saudi arabia. I don’t know if it’s popular or not.

    Aafke-Art,

    you are right,

    In Saudi Arabia we do not give the opportunity to the women to use all their possibilities. They are crushed by the weight of the religion and traditions. most of them are resigned. They give up because it is easier to live without brainstorming.

  9. nassima, yes i have also read mars vs venus book and it is definitely a good read!

    i recently finished reading another good book, “are women the superior gender: simple facts science has revealed”, by elizabeth edwards. it convincingly deals with the topic of gender identity in a way that no other work has done before. her’s is a comprehensive research on how inferiority about women came to be and the facts that debunked the theory that women are not superior to men.

    edwards defines the role of scientists in our lives and then takes them to task on their fallible theories that have led to negative effects on gender relations and subsequently, the lives of women. edwards uses peer-reviewed scientific data to debunk old postulations and put to rest any prevailing notions, moral attributes aside, of inferiority when comparing females to their male counterparts.

    this book is a great inspiration for us females! this is a wonderful book filled with amazing facts and interesting perspectives. i enjoyed reading through this book. even if you have a different opinion, please do read this book. it brings ideas to the mind that you’ve never thought of. i give it a 5+++ stars!

    btw, elizabeth edwards (if you haven’t already recognized her name already) was married to john edwards, the former us senator from north carolina who was the ’04 democratic vice-presidential nominee. elizabeth is an attorney, a best-selling author and a health care activist, in her own rights.

    sadly, in the final years of her life, elizabeth had to publicly deal with her husband’s admission of an extramarital affair, his mistress, later john boy’s love child, and her breast cancer. she separated from john edwards in early ’10. later that year in december, her family announced that her cancer had spread and her doctors had recommended that further treatment would be unproductive. she died the following day.

    may the good lord bless elizabeth! as far as john boy goes, like my mom used to tell me all the time: if you don’t have anything good to say about another person, don’t say anything at all. but i am going to make an exception in john boy’s pathetic case, just this time: may the good lord let him rot in hell, in this world and the hereafter ….

    blessings …

  10. I found MAFMWAFV to be one of the most unedifying books I have ever read. It speaks to my experience in zero degree. And it paints a paradigm of relationships that I want nothing to do with. If that is what relationships are about, I am very glad to be single.

  11. Although there are some physiology differences between men and women in how their mind works due to different hormones, etc., I think both can be equally intelligent. People all are different shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. People have different learning modes and experiences, etc. All of these things will affect their ability to do a given task. However, I think that gender is rarely a deciding factor of success EXCEPT for how gender roles are determined in the society the person comes from.

  12. I agree with Strangeone, this is what I also have always thought. I think the way gender roles are perceived in ones surrounding already influences babies from the start. There’s actually scientific research which points this out.

  13. Men and women are both human being, but of course very different. We can’t be equal, but we complete each other with our differences

  14. men and women are different but Equal :-) is how i would put it.
    No 2 men are alike, some are stronger some weaker, some smarter some dumb, some are caring some are idiots YET we say all men are equal ..

    so IMO women may be diff to men, may have diff roles or whatever but yet are equal, to be treated equally and given equal choie to lead their life as they see fit, without being told how to do it.

  15. This is so interesting. I wonder how these videos would change if it was three women from these societies explaining the differences between women and men.

    It’s amazing how limited people’s understanding of the other gender are, sometimes.

  16. This will be an off-topic comment as I know this is not a grammar lesson but I just can’t help but correct the “le petit difference”. It should be __la petite difference__.

    All French adjectives agree in gender and number with the nouns that they modify. “Difference” is a feminine noun.

  17. @Aafke-Art, I’ve found over the decades, that my best managers were women. They tend to pick up details that most men miss, while tending to manage to balance workload in a fair and effective manner.
    That said, intuitive leaps tend to be more male dominated. I’m uncertain if that is due to the males longer experience/dominance in the careers I’ve been in or some fundamental difference in processing of the people’s brains. THAT said, intuitive leaps SHOULD be balanced and controlled when implementing things, lest one leap off of a cliff. ;)
    I’ve found that there is information processing differences, where women tend to be able to track more parts of a problem and data points than most men, who tend to see a whole pattern, rather than discrete data points.
    Each approach has its own value, but works best when one has BOTH approaches complementing each other.

    I’ve oft joked that men substitute testosterone as a neurotransmitter. Men tend to have their minds sidetracked by, erm, reproductive matters, especially young men. Men also are far more prone to risk taking and risky behavior.
    That may be valuable in primitive conditions, where taking a risk can result in a successful hunt, but in modern times, that results in operating motor vehicles in an unsafe manner, insane (to my much older mind, but acceptable in my youth) risks in “stunts” and all manner of things that make the elders wonder how THEY survived their youth. Meanwhile, the females of the corresponding age tended to warn against taking such risks to their peers (in societies where that is permitted) and largely failed to attempt such risky behaviors.
    I seem to recall a few papers written on the subject that I’ve so poorly attempted to illustrate, but hanged if I can recall their names, authors or institutions that sponsored the studies. :/

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