Women Are More Emotional
When it comes to stereotypes about men and women, the idea that women are more emotional than men is one of the most perpetuated. Women are supposed to be emotional messes who are so non-rational that they turn to ice cream after a breakup while men are the much more rational sex that never allows their feelings to get in the way. But is this true? In some ways, the research does support the idea that women are the more emotional sex. A study published by researchers at the Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal and the University of Montreal recently put it to the test again and found that women did indeed respond more strongly when shown emotional images than men did. The researchers also took a look at the brains of both men and women. While the same parts were activated for both men and women, the connection between them was stronger in male brains, which was why the men in this study didn’t react as strongly to the emotional images. Don’t cry, girls.