the stereotype that women talk more than men is infinitely amusing to me because men are literally incapable of shutting the fuck up
i hope this post gets popular enough that i hurt a man’s feelings
I once saw a documentary that said that women talk more than men because the part of the brain that is responsible for talking is more evolved in a womans brain than the mans brain. So, yes we do indeed talk more but thats because were more evolved than them.
Replying to this last comment…
Is it too hard to link some kind of source behind what you “once saw”?
Neurons that fire together, wire together. You talk a lot, your brain will adapt and allocate (reallocate) resources that make you a sharp (sharper) talker. People who become suddenly blind immediately have a huge section of their neural networks receiving no inputs - the brains of these people tend to quickly give these neurons a job; they tend to join the hearing and feeling sensory teams, improving those senses’ abilities.
Men might simply be more likely to not engage as many senses and emotions as they talk with others in comparison to talkative women, so their brain scans might come back looking more dull and “less evolved” than the women’s. I’m just guessing though, as yeah I don’t have a link or anything about this documentary. Either way, it makes absolutely no sense to me to consider a gender of one species to be “more evolved” than another gender, and that includes humans.
Lastly, the phrase “more evolved” makes little sense to me. Evolution is about genes replicating and modifying and how well those configurations match up relative to one another in terms of survival likelihood and reproduction likelihood. Most species on earth, in these terms, are rather equally evolved (super-adapted to their respective environments). Being very smart does not necessarily equate to being “more evolved” - maybe it is possible to be too smart, to a point of harming one’s chances. Also, I think there’s good reason to be wary about viewing people who exemplify values and attributes you consider favorable as being “more evolved.” To a very large extent we are alike, and I do not think most of us to any significant degree is “superior” to any other.