Monday, June 18, 2012

cosmo wha??!?!?

cosmopolitan magazine's website,,
recently published an article that
was not a quiz,
was not about pleasing men,
& contained no sexual references.

yes, that's what i said —
NO sexual references.

in fact, the article was, dare i say,
feminist, extolling virtues of women mostly
unrelated to our physical appearance or sexual prowess.

needless to say, it has me rethinking that whole
'old dogs/new tricks' adage.

anyway, the article is titled "12 things women do
better than men
," & the information in it was based upon
actual studies & surveys conducted by
actual smarty-pants academic types.

a few of my favorite tidbits:

:: women are cleaner —
a san diego state university study
found that men's workspaces have 10 - 20% more bacteria
than women's, because — drumroll, please —
women are more hygienic than men. shocking.

:: women graduate college more often & more quickly —
not only are more women enrolled in college,
but also more women than men follow through to earn their degrees,
& more women than men do so within five years,
according to the u.s. department of education.

:: women interview better —
a university of western ontario study
found that women deal with the stress of job interviews
better than men; we freak more beforehand, but
do better at the actual event.

:: women are more recession-proof —
about 80% of americans who have lost their jobs since 12.07
are men, according to the u.s. bureau of labor statistics.

:: women invest better —
a study of 100k portfolios showed
women's investment returns outperform men's by about 7%.

:: women live longer —
among the world's centenarians [folks 100+yo],
85% of them are women, says the new england
centenarian study. across the board, women continue
to outlive men by 5 - 10 years.

ok, coming clean: one of the dozen items was
about women "evolving hotter," but it still
didn't directly reference sex . . . & besides,
truth is a viable defense.

image source: ginger rogers, via pirated pinterest. :}

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