The Difference Between Men and Women

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Welcome to the July 2014 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal,” the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published since 1935 in Dublin, NH.

The Difference Between Men and Women

Several years ago, we asked readers of The Old Farmer’s Almanac to address this subject. Dozens wrote us their opinions, but the following, from a B. B. Brandt from Poteet, Texas, won the prize…

     One way in which men are different from women is that men are smarter. They have been running the world since it began, and it has gotten better and better every year, until finally it turned out like it is now.

     Another difference is that men have stronger muscles than women. This, of course has nothing to do with why they have been running the world. It would be dangerous to suggest it.

     Most of the world’s inventive geniuses have been men. Men have brought us wars, cereal boxes that can’t be opened, the national debt, politics, violence, television, plastics, and the idea that men are smarter than women. They’ve created this big stuff by themselves.

     Women, on the other hand, have brought us only men.

     For a long time, human society has been organized along the lines of a chicken yard: the males do the crowing, and the females do the work. Here and there the roosters are beginning to notice, though, that there are more and more chicken yards without roosters, but there are no chicken yards with only roosters. It makes them nervous. Recently, the hens have begun to stand up for themselves, a rising problem.

P.S. another difference: a man will break his fist on a locked door but a woman will look for the key.


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