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Women Now Have Higher IQs Than Men, Study Finds

Women Now Smarter Than Men Via IQ Tests

Women have higher IQs than men. A new study that examined recorded IQ tests over the last 100 years has concluded that women, who once lagged behind men by five IQ points have now taken the lead. The new study was published by James Flynn, a world-renowned IQ tester.

According to Flynn:

“In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen, but women’s have risen faster … This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ.

So why the increase in female intelligence compared to men? One theory suggests that as more women balance family and work lives they become more intelligent. Another theory suggests that women who are now more open with their intelligence have the confidence to test properly.

The findings from the study are published in Flynn’s new book in which he notes:

“The brains of modern people are growing differently and showing increased cognitive complexity which we measure as increases in IQ … This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past.”

Flynn admits that data collection to explain the female IQ increase is still needed.

As a male I can’t say I disagree with this finding, after all males evolved from hunter-gatherers to white-collar workers, while females until the turn of the century battled with issues at home, issues that often required the need to be analytical in order to solve various problems in an efficient and worthwhile manner.

James Flynn is best known for tearing apart a 1999 article published in American Psychologist in which researchers claimed that Blacks have lower IQs than Caucasians.

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12 Responses to “Women Now Have Higher IQs Than Men, Study Finds”

  1. Vin Phoenix

    This is a misrepresentation of Flynn's work which did not discover women as having a higher IQ than men at all. What he discovered was that women's IQ has increased faster than men's, but has not surpassed it.

  2. Elyse Shea

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  3. David Whittles

    What bullshit , this is a misinterpretation at best a lie at wors, t its feminazism quotation at its ugly worst, women have a 5 point average lower but it doesn't matter much anyway as some people have IQ of 50 some 100 or some 150 or more, other report say that genius IQ 155 or above men out do women 6 to 1 but this is kept quiet as usual, I'm sick of left wing lunatics reporting crap.

  4. Jay Satish

    Bogus article and misrepresented research.

    More than a decade of cognitive science research has shown than men have significantly superior logical and creativity skills. They also think more with their grey matter and have larger brains — both affect IQ very positively. This is why most of the mathematical, scientific and creative geniuses are inevitably men.

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