This shit pisses me off. And even more to see it in the Tumblr radar. I don’t care what the post is trying to do but you don’t do it by perpetuating this awful idea. Statistically the genders have the same average IQ. Girls and boys have very similar intelligence with girls finishing marginally ahead in the normal range. However, men are both the most intelligent and least intelligent on the full scale (wow I just sourced, Cara would be proud). In fact, another study in that source suggests men have a higher average IQ.
Of course, the idea that an entire sex is somehow smarter than another is absurd, a gross stereotype, and frankly so school-yard that when I hear women say it I just want to laugh in their face because they just disproved their own statement by stating it. I’m not trying to say either sex is more intelligent than the other or one is superior, because frankly you CAN’T judge in such a vague proportion as gender.
But what is the worst part of this fallacy is that in schools around the world there are boys who get this taunted at them in the playground and they believe it. PARENTS tell this to their kids all the time. This used to be like an undeniable fact of life when I was kid. Luckily I didn’t buy into it because I could see it wasn’t true. But I have witnessed first hand boys who believed this all through high-school and probably into the rest of their lives. Not to mention girls who believe this all through high-school and still spout this nonsense. It gets used as an excuse, “Oh, well girls are smarter then boys so I won’t try as hard.” It’s not cool.