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#38: Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.

I don’t consider myself much of a feminist, but I noticed this trend in my Google Reader today (If anyone from Google reads this blog, yes, I DO want to work for you!). I’m not going to make the argument that girls are better than boys, but I’ll let these articles fight the fight for me. (And for the record, though I hardly consider myself a redneck woman, I always issue a “Hell Yeah” whenever Gretchen Wilson’s song comes on the radio.) Let’s hear it for the girls!

Why Women Read More Than Men Recent studies confirm what publishing executives have long suspected: Women read more than men. It’s not clear why but theories abound, ranging from early childhood development to the differences between the male and female brain.

Kissing means more to women Women place a big emphasis on kissing, while men just see it as a route to sex, researchers say.

There’s final proof that boys do ruin school for girls My colleague at the Financial Times, Isabel Berwick, recently mourned the closure of her fondly remembered all-girls’ school and regretted “a slow societal shift away from girls-only schools and colleges.” As the father of two young daughters, I am paying attention.

How TV is empowering th women of India With perhaps the exception of Homer Simpson, Americans tend to denounce television even as they devour it. Watching TV is implicated in the disengagement of citizens from politics, the promotion of questionable images of women, and the fattening of couch potatoes everywhere. But when it comes to the medium’s treatment of women, television may be getting a bum rap. A new study by Robert Jensen of Brown University and Emily Oster of the University of Chicago shows that television is having a distinctly helpful effect on women, at least in rural India, which admittedly doesn’t have America’s half-century of experience with the medium, or 300 channels to surf through. The words female empowerment and television in the same sentence may bring to mind Star Jones extolling tummy tucks on The View. But for millions of women in developing countries, the benefits of TV may be substantive rather than frothy.

Study: Why Girls Like Pink It’s not an artifact of marketing. A new study says girls may be hard-wired to prefer pink shades — and boys, blue.

Sure God created man before woman.  But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.” — Author Unknown

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2 thoughts on “#38: Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.

  1. This is pretty funny. The other day my husband said to me “I’m reading a book!”. He was so proud of himself. Someone from his work gave him a book and he started reading it. I am a PhD student, I read for school, I read for research, I read for fun. He wanted a gold medal because he cracked the binding of a book once in the past 10 years 🙂 I think I see the truth in the “women read more than men” article!

  2. My husband is the same way. All of our friends were really pumped about the new Harry Potter book this summer, and Chris was perfectly content to just watch the movies. Then, once I finished HP7, he read it, too, without even reading the first six! He’s an enigma, what can I say!

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