SPAR #5: Women vs. Men!

(Where ‘superior’ is interpreted to mean: ‘has greater contributions to society’)

Women are superior to men.

Claim: More women spend their time helping others in society.

  • Women are biologically designed to care for young children.
  • Women outnumber men in both formal and informal caregiving.
  • Women outnumber men from 6:1 (elementary school) to 2:1 (high school) as teachers.

Society would be severely crippled without the care that women provide. We tend to take the role of woman as mother for granted, but can you imagine a world without mothers?

Audacious Epigone. (2009, December 17). Sex ratio of teachers [Web log post]. Retrieved from The Audacious Epigone:

Family Caregiver Alliance. (2011). Selected Caregiver Statistics. Family Caregiver Alliance. Retrieved February 14, 2012, from

Men are superior to women.

Claim: Men make greater creative contributions to society.

  • Male writers outnumber female writers on the bestseller list 2 to 1.
  • 80% of all U.S. patents filed in the last year were by men.
  • In award winning films, male actors outnumber females 3 to 1.

Regardless of the reasons, more men have found ways to contribute creatively to society where females have not.

Baum, G. (2008, February 21). Gender Balance Askew in Oscar Race. Retrieved February 14, 2012, from University of Southern Califormia website:

Bellis, M. (n.d.). How Many Women Inventors Are There? Retrieved February 14, 2012, from website:

Williamson, E. (2012, January 25). Gender bias at NPR — and what it reveals about the world of
literary fiction. The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved from

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