33 facts about women you may not believe are true

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The battle of the sexes rages on, but are we really as different as we seem? When it comes to the things that separate us, a lot of it comes down to social expectations. 

For example, you might be surprised to learn how different our educations are when it comes to money. Or that women once fought as gladiators just like men. 

But that doesn’t mean the differences aren’t real. When it comes to chores, sexuality, money and mortality, men and women aren’t on equal footing. Find out how deep the differences go with these 35 surprising facts about women (and when you’re finished, here are 33 surprising facts about men):

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1. The money myth

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

The myth of women being more frivolous than men with money is just that – a myth. In fact,  the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that while women do outspend men on apparel, men outspend women on things like takeout, alcohol and cars.

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2. Financial literacy

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

However, when it comes to money, men often get more information and sooner. A series of polls found that boys get more monetary-related education than girls on topics like credit scores, taxes, bank accounts and investing.

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3. Outearning husbands

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A census

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found that roughly 20 percent of women outearn their husbands by $5,000 or more.

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4. Feeling fluid

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A survey of LGBT adults in the United States and across the world found that women are significantly more likely than men to identify as bisexual.

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5. 20 richest women

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Among the 20 richest women in the world, several made their own fortunes through running businesses. Others inherited their fortunes.

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6. Context matters

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

It’s typically believed that women talk more than men, but researchers found that changed depending on context. Women talked more than men during a collaborative project, but men talked more among employees on a lunch break.

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7. Ancient sex symbols

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women viewed gladiators as sex symbols back in the day. Women would wear hairpins and other jewelry dipped in gladiator blood. Gladiator sweat was even considered an aphrodisiac for women.

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8. Not just for boys

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

But gladiators weren’t only men. While not taken as seriously (thanks, ancient Roman patriarchy), women did fight as gladiators, taking up the sword of their own volition.

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9. Way more women

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

The population of Russia is plummeting. And that’s leaving a gap. There are about 9 million fewer men than women in Russia.

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10. Crying discrepancies

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women, on average, cry three to five times more often than men. Scientists believe this could come from a mixture of cultural as well as biological factors.

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11. Fashion inspiration

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women may wear high heels more often these days, but this was not always the case. Women adopted the footwear from men in the 1600s, during a time period when women were taking many elements of men’s fashion for themselves.

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12. No kissing

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Victorian women apparently worried about sneaky kisses. A guide book from the time suggested women put pins in their mouths so men couldn’t kiss them when trains went through tunnels and became dark.

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13. Batting lashes

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A study found that women blink significantly more often than men: 19 times per minute compared to 11 for men. Older women blinked more often than younger women as well.

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14. Ready for duty

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Among the 60 countries with active military drafts, only 11 draft both men and women. Among the 11 are Israel, Morocco, Norway, Sweden and North Korea.

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15. Matters of the heart

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women experience heart attacks differently than men do. Women may experience nausea, indigestion and shoulder aches instead of the classic chest pains we tend to associate with a heart attack.

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16. A sneaky killer

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Speaking of the heart, heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the U.S. Despite this, women will often write off their heart-related symptoms as heartburn, the flu or just normal aging.

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17. Baby boom

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

At any given moment, about 4 percent of women in the U.S. Are pregnant. That’s a lot of babies on the way!

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18. Highest IQ ever recorded

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

The person with the highest IQ ever recorded is a woman. Writer Marilyn vos Savant has an IQ of 228, well above “normal” intelligence of around 100.

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19. Investing in education

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

More women than men are heading to college. Women account for over 56%of college students in the United States. Even so, women still tend to earn less than men in the workforce.

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20. Leading women

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Among the top grossing movies of 2017-2018, only about 33% of speaking or named characters were women or girls. For women over 40, that fell to 25%.

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21. Behind the scenes

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

In 2019, the number of women behind the scenes was also pretty low. Women accounted for only 32% of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers.

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22. Unequal burden

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

When it comes to chores, men and women don’t split the burden evenly. The average American woman will spend twice as much time on things like laundry, food preparation and cleaning than men.

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23. Daily breakdown

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

While there are some chores men do more (like lawn and garden care), in an average day women will do an hour more housework than men.

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24. Busty

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women are the only primates who have breasts all the time. All others only have breasts when nursing.

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25. Smaller hearts

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Women have smaller hearts than men, on average. Women’s hearts beat faster to compensate for this.

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26. First uterus transplant

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

For the first time ever in 2019, a woman in North America who’d received a uterus transplant gave birth to a baby.

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27. Pink tax

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A survey found that women could spend about $100,000 on grooming and personal hygiene, including menstrual products, in their lives. And these products can sometimes be 50% more expensive for women than for men.

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28. Period pains

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

The average woman spends over six years of her life on her period. That’s 456 periods over the course of 38 years, equaling 2,280 total days of periods.

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29. Period price

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

And periods aren’t cheap. Women can spend over $1,000 on tampons, over $400 on panty liners and more than $11,000 on birth control throughout their lives, on average.

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30. Finer taste

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

Girls have a better sense of taste than boys, according to a study of schoolchildren in Denmark.

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31. Snoring means smaller babies

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A study in the U.S. found that women who habitually snore during pregnancy had smaller babies.

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32. Colorful vision

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A small percentage of women, just 2 percent, are “trichromats,” meaning they can see 100 million colors (most of us only see one million colors).

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33. Tough cravings

33 facts about women you may not believe are true

A lot of women develop weird cravings when they’re pregnant, but some actually acquire Pica, a condition where people crave non-food items like dirt, stones and soap. No one is sure why this happens.

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