NYT: Why Men Fail, via MR: Why Women Succeed?
This theory has less to do with innate traits and more to do with social position. When there’s big social change, the people who were on the top of the old order are bound to cling to the old ways. The people who were on the bottom are bound to experience a burst of energy. They’re going to explore their new surroundings more enthusiastically.What if the workplace (and schools) has been changed to favour women's traits and personlities and men have largely lost their enthusiasm.
Favorite comment by Jude HOWSEXSELLS Hammerle:
In other words, men play DOMINATE like gorillas, while women play SUBMIT like chimps. Remember that chimps are much smarter than gorillas. --Jude Hammerle
This makes some sense, since men are still over-represented at the highest levels, while women are over represented at the more numerous positions where following orders is more of a requirement.
As a T-Ball coach, I thought I should mention the Washington Post article on Throwing Like a Girl. Most people throw like girls unless they are taught, or have natural athleticism. You can read my other thoughts on GLP's post.