Men and Women are Intellectually Equal: Believe or not?


It is always observed that in this male dominated world every women will believe in this concept called “Male hubris, female humility”. For the people who could not understand the meaning of this line, let me explain you with some examples.There was a study carried out in different countries including America, British, in Japan where students estimated their own multiple IQ scores and that of their parents (mothers and fathers) and their siblings. It was observed that in all countries, male participants always rated their overall IQ and that of their fathers, but not their mothers and sisters. Whereas the female participants rated their IQ level lower than males. There was a consistent and clear sex difference in ratings across the countries indicating the superiority complex? Therefore a famous Psychologist said it is nothing but a concept of “Male hubris, female humility”.

Most men are not always smarter than women, but women have this wrong perceptions of intellectual grandeur, wherein they always “believe” that they are less intelligent than most men. Therefore this article will highlight to show that there are so many women worldwide whose IQ level is better or equal too many of the intelligent people and they have made their position in the highest IQ level list. Let’s have a look at them.

Marilyn Vos Savant (IQ 190) - She was born on August 11, 1946 in Unites States of America. Her IQ is 190. She is highly skillful in being an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer and playwright. She was registered into The Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest IQ among women and accordingly she was crowned with the highest IG for five consecutive years.

Judith Polgar (IQ-170) - She was born on 23rd July 1976, in Hungary. With tan IQ of 170, she becomes the strongest female chess player in history. She achieved the title of Grand –master when she was just 15 years old and was one of the youngest chess player to defeat Bobby Fischer’s record in just a month. She is considered as a strongest woman chess player of all the time included in the list.

Madame de Stael (IQ-180) - (22 April 1766- 14 July 1817), was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose life was covered with the events of the French Revolution and Napoleonic era. She was one Napoleon’s principal opponents. She actively participated in the political and intellectual life of her times. She was considered to have high IQ level among women of her time.

Elizabeth I (IQ- 180) – (7 September 1533 – 24 march 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. She was a daughter of Henry VIII, was born into the royal succession. She was a true intellectual and was educated by renowned scholar, Roger Ascham. As a student she studied Greek, Latin, Philosophy and she mastered all subjects. So when she came into power, not surprisingly, shetrans formed the English court into a centre of poets, writers, musicians and scholars.

There are many more such example of great women with great intellectual powers which can’t be put in one article here. The main purpose of writing this above list of women with high Intellectual power is to explain to all women there…..Please don’t underestimate your intelligence and give yourself a try to prove yourself in this male dominated world to stop the physical, sexual and physiological violence against women.All we need to believe that we are “equally brainy” and “equally capable.”There is no better solution to conquer “male hubris” than to tell them that their presumptions were wrong.

No need to assert our SUPERIORITY, but assert our EQUALITY!



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