It is official. Women have overtaken men as the smarter sex with their IQ scores rising above those of men for the first time in nearly a century.
These findings were reported by the world-renowned authority on IQ tests, James Flynn, who said that though there has been a difference between the IQ scores among men and women, with women lagging behind men by as much as five points, both of them have increased their IQ scores with that of women increasing at a faster rate.
One of the reasons for the IQs of women rising at a faster rate could be because of their ability to multitask efficiently as they have managed to cope with dealing with family life as well as building careers while another reason could be that women may always have had the potential to be smarter than men.
"The brains of modern people are growing differently and showing increased cognitive complexity which we measure as increases in IQ. This improvement is more marked for women than for men because they were disadvantaged in the past", Flynn said.