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The data set is eight years old, but still compelling.
 

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It's compelling. I have no idea to be honest. You'd have to ask a sociologist to understand these trends. I understand women tend to gravitate more towards progressive and nonviolent movements in general.<br><br>
Although, oddly enough in my personal activist experience, asian women seem to be the least receptive to pro-vegan booklets, whereas I've never had a black guy turn one down before. That's subject to change and based on very limited data but that's been my experience as a leafleter over the course of one school year.
 

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I think it is easier for women to be vegan. It's easier for us to admit to loving animals in a culture where hunting is considered something that proves a man's masculinity. I did a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and out of 75 students there were 3 males. Loving animals and being vegetarian is associated with qualities such as sensitivity, compassion, sentimentality, all of which are assigned to women in typical gender stereotyping. Red meat, steaks, hunting, fishing, violence, these are all things assigned to men. For many people it is hard to break out of those stereotypes and express their true nature for fear of ridicule, alienation and bullying.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Earthling</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2870739"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think it is easier for women to be vegan. It's easier for us to admit to loving animals in a culture where hunting is considered something that proves a man's masculinity. I did a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and out of 75 students there were 3 males. Loving animals and being vegetarian is associated with qualities such as sensitivity, compassion, sentimentality, all of which are assigned to women in typical gender stereotyping. <b>Red meat, steaks, hunting, fishing, violence, these are all things assigned to men.</b> For many people it is hard to break out of those stereotypes and express their true nature for fear of ridicule, alienation and bullying.</div>
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Heh..maybe overall in society, but you should meet some of these backwoods Tennessee girls...
 

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I think it is easier for women as a whole to relate to the oppression of animals.
 

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Im not sure if its really true. OK I agree women are usually (but not always) more compassionate, think about others feelings but here in the NE most vegans appear to be men in our veggie group. We are finding many new men & women are going vegan all the time but do find women go vegan earlier than men
 

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Wasn't there a poll a year or two back that indicated that a high percentage of bright children turn out to be vegetarians?<br><br>
It's true that many of the top achievers in American academia are women. At the high school I graduated from the Valedictorian is almost always female for instance. I placed a few spaces behind a fairly bright young woman during my own graduation ten or so years ago. I don't believe she's actually much smarter than me, though. She just studied a lot harder, and that's why she was number one and I was farther down in the top ten. She wasn't a vegetarian at the time but her younger brother was and still is to my knowledge.<br><br>
There's a lot of different ways to measure intelligence come to think of it. I'm not sure I put a tremendous amount of confidence in IQ tests or standardized school grades towards measuring true human ingenuity. I rank higher than average in both but some of the people who rank under me are probably a lot more intelligent in a lot of areas.
 

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In the UK, the BBC run yearly live quiz and veggies seem to have won for the last few years.<br>
Looking at other options, veggies & vegans seem to be concerned about diet alot more & avoid things that can cause issues,such as e numbers, sweeteners that cause ADD or ADHD. From my years of study, a good diet & cutting out crap, really helps the development of the body & my daughter is a couple of years ahead of most of her classmates.<br>
On another point, we havn't pushed her on the subject of being veggie but asked her to think about it. It has helped being around other veggjes & vegans. She does ask good questions and thinks about wider issues.<br><br>
Im not convinced that being classed as intelligent or having a high IQ really is a true mark of how we work or think but alot of veggies/vegan do seem to be evolving and moving ahead mentally, rather than often going backwards as people do in the UK
 

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I think it is easier for women to be vegan. It's easier for us to admit to loving animals in a culture where hunting is considered something that proves a man's masculinity. I did a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and out of 75 students there were 3 males. Loving animals and being vegetarian is associated with qualities such as sensitivity, compassion, sentimentality, all of which are assigned to women in typical gender stereotyping. Red meat, steaks, hunting, fishing, violence, these are all things assigned to men. For many people it is hard to break out of those stereotypes and express their true nature for fear of ridicule, alienation and bullying.</div>
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This.
 

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They're smarter.</div>
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This. We are smarter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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In the subjects of anthropology and sociology and to some extent human evolutionary biology there's evidence that the male and female brain while fundamentally identical differ ever so slightly in certain regards. Female intelligence leans slightly more towards social matters whereas the male brain on average leans towards more practical, physical intelligence.<br><br>
I'd say it's accurate to say the type of intelligence favored by the female brain is probably in a lot of ways better suited to academia, but it's just a slight natural advantage. Some women can be very stupid and some men can be very socially and academically intelligent. Like any trait, it's nature and nurture both. A naturally strong man who never lifts weights can be outdone by a naturally scrawny man who is a total gym freak. Same with the brain. It has to be nurtured, exercised and encouraged to reach its full potential. It's a very limited and inaccurate world view to assume that a person's gender will guarantee higher aptitude at any specific trait, physical or mental. You can make predictions based on gender, social class, race and other set variables but the wild card is individual personality and relative willingness to put in the work needed to rise to the top of your class. That type of special personality seems to be completely random and can manifest itself in any person, anywhere in the world.
 

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I think it is easier for women to be vegan. It's easier for us to admit to loving animals in a culture where hunting is considered something that proves a man's masculinity. I did a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and out of 75 students there were 3 males. Loving animals and being vegetarian is associated with qualities such as sensitivity, compassion, sentimentality, all of which are assigned to women in typical gender stereotyping. Red meat, steaks, hunting, fishing, violence, these are all things assigned to men. For many people it is hard to break out of those stereotypes and express their true nature for fear of ridicule, alienation and bullying.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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There can be only one possible explanation, the most logical one: there is a serial killer who specifically targets vegan men and frequently reduces their population. Tentatively called "The Lierre Keith Menace" by the cops until they actually catch her, she most often captures the vegan men by promising them that there are a few boxes of a new delicious brand of vegan cheese in the back of her truck, and when the vegan men run there and look closer, she approaches from behind and beats them to death with a hardcover Michael Pollan book.
 

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They're smarter.</div>
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I <i>almost</i> posted this, but I figured people would jump down my throat for it.
 

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But really, it's because we're better.<br><br><a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/why-women-really-are-better-at-almost-everything-q-a-with-author-dan-abrams-2460114" target="_blank">http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/...abrams-2460114</a>
 

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I think it is easier for women to be vegan. It's easier for us to admit to loving animals in a culture where hunting is considered something that proves a man's masculinity. I did a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and out of 75 students there were 3 males. Loving animals and being vegetarian is associated with qualities such as sensitivity, compassion, sentimentality, all of which are assigned to women in typical gender stereotyping. Red meat, steaks, hunting, fishing, violence, these are all things assigned to men. For many people it is hard to break out of those stereotypes and express their true nature for fear of ridicule, alienation and bullying.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"> Absolutely.<br><br>
I mean, even with it being easier for people to accept women making that leap it's STILL hard and there's still ridicule, alienation and bullying to deal with, the STOS thread is a great example of that.<br><br>
So I totally understand why there are more vegan women than men, it must be hard dealing with all the gender stereotyping bull**** on top of everything else. I applaud all the veg*n guys here who are strong enough to stand up for themselves in spite of so much stupidity, the irony is that not caving to pressure and being your own person makes you more traditionally "masculine" in peoples eyes anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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It could also be the mothering instinct. Many more women have that instinct to go "awwww" at baby animals and animals in general. Perhaps also it is women's more social oriented behaviour which enable women to take a closer look at animals and what they are thinking and feeling, than men might do on average.
 

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It could also be the mothering instinct. Many more women have that instinct to go "awwww" at baby animals and animals in general. Perhaps also it is women's more social oriented behaviour which enable women to take a closer look at animals and what they are thinking and feeling, than men might do on average.</div>
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Apparently you haven't visited the "I Don't Want Marriage of Kids" thread...
 
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