According to research:
Nine out of 10 prison inmates are men
Among people who are homeless, men outnumber women by at least three to one
Men are 10 times more likely to commit murder than women are
Men are more likely to show up at the low end of distributions of IQ scores—they are more likely to be mentally retarded—than women
Men are more likely to abuse and abandon their children and less likely to take care of their aging parents than women
On psychological measures of undesirable characteristics, men outscore women on measures of cruelty, closed-mindedness, hostility, narcissism, and self-indulgence
Men die earlier than women—about five years earlier on average
Men show greater variability on many characteristics than women do—more men score at the extremes of distributions than women do
On average, men are taller than women, but men show more variability around the average height than women do. We also see this effect for birth weight
Professor Mark Leary of Duke University states that the reasons are complex but include elements of evolution, biology, and culture.
Society today wants us to believe that evolution and biology only play a role in each gender's physical differences—that the social and psychological differences between men and women stem from culture alone. This is not accurate!
Different does not mean better or worse, superior or inferior. The sum of these gender differences allows us to create a union that is stronger than the individual parts. The sooner we acknowledge the differences between men and women without prejudice, the sooner we will be able to get our relationships back on a healthy track.