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5 False Myths About Gender Differences

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Myth #4: Women Are More Talkative
One popular stereotype claims that women speak tens of thousands of words per day, while men manage to utter only a few hundred. In fact, there’s virtually no difference between the number of words spoken by men and those spoken by women. A 2007 study at the University of Arizona monitored 396 college students and found that both the men and the women spoke an average of about sixteen thousand words per day, without any statistically significant difference between the sexes. In the June 2007 issue of Science magazine, researcher Matthias Mehl reported that the study’s three chattiest subjects actually happened to all be men, each of whom uttered about forty thousand words per day.

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5:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

TY

5:41PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

thanks....

5:30PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

It's also interesting to note how strangely prevalent these foolish beliefs are.

5:28PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

That's absolutely true. Every single "difference" between men and women, from sexual.preferences to driving a car, are overwhelmingly socially engineered. The truth is we're way more alike than anything else really.

10:58PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:57PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:56PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

10:55PM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

Thank you

6:49PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

I know that it's all false, but the fact is there a lot of people believe in these alleged facts. The prejudice is there.

10:03AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

THANK. YOU.
myths like these are an unnecessary hindrance on our society.

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