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11 Reasons Why Women Are Better Than Men

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As biased as it may be, this is more than a giddy girl power post. Although women are sometimes considered inferior by our more masculine mates, societal bounds do not stop us from ultimately being better than men. Science, statistics and history have proven that women rule in more ways than one. Our physical and mental capacity is what separates us from our cocky counterparts. We may be paid less and discriminated against more, but women always prevail. You've heard about women being smarter than men, which is true, but there are many other ways we trump testosterone. Flip through the pages to see what else women win in.

 

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1. We are naturally more flexible than men.

Because we are naturally leaner and smaller and our bodies were made to bear children, when are able to contort their bodies more than men.

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2. Studies show that men are more likely to be heartbroken than women.

Women are said to be more emotional, but in actuality we are just able to channel our feeling better than men. We acknowledge them rather then hold them inside like men do.

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3. Orgasms for women get better with age, but men eventually can't get it up.

A females sexual experience gets better the more she has sex, meaning that the more sex the more likely to orgasm. As women get older, they don't lose their ability to have orgasm does not decrease.

4. Women dance better.

Break dancing and flipping is not dancing. Can you twerk like us? I didn't think so.

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5. Women handle stress better than men.

Studies have shown that women have performed better in the intelligence texts when texted on being stressed at the same levels as men.

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6. Women save their money better.

We aren't out here blowing money fast like the guys. Research shows that men are not as careful with their finances than women.

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7. Women live longer than men.

According to Harvard research and evolutionary studies, it has been proven that men are more likely to die before women of the same age. In most countries, statistics show that women out live men by approximately ten years.

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8. We have more choices for hairstyles.

We've seen purple hair, pink hair, blue hair, even leopard hair, but they've all been on the head-tops of female celebs. When Dennis Rodman went platinum, it was shunned upon. Get the picture?

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9. We're cleaner and neater.

A study from San Diego State University shows that men's desks and office spaces have more germs than women's. Statistics show that men have 10-20 percent more bacteria in their rooms and workspaces than women. Researchers say it's because women tend o be more hygienic than men. Gross.

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10. We have better resumés 

Recent studies have shown that mistakes commonly made on personal resumés are mostly made by men.

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11. Women have stronger immune systems

Studies have shown that women have stronger immune systems. The secret to our speedy recovery—estrogen. The hormone gives women more strength to fight off illness.

 

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