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How do Female decisions differ and compare to Male decisions in everyday life?How do...

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moocow554 | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted May 5, 2012 at 6:52 PM via web

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How do Female decisions differ and compare to Male decisions in everyday life?

How do Female decisions differ and compare to Male decisions in everyday life? Why?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM (Answer #2)

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Personally, I don't think that you can accurately say that women make decisions in one way and men make them in another.  You might stereotype and say that women make decisions based on emotion and men on reason, but I don't think that's true.  I think that various men and various women make decisions in different ways but that there's no "male way" or "female way."

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 5, 2012 at 8:35 PM (Answer #3)

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Often young women are confronted with decision that young men don't have to make, however, as the teen pregnancy epidemic has made clear. I also think that societal expectations for how women should behave is another factor that women have to consider in decision-making that men don't. But I agree that there is no "female" or "male" way of thinking or decision-making.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted May 5, 2012 at 8:39 PM (Answer #4)

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I do not think there is a big difference in this subject!!

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM (Answer #5)

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This is an interesting question, but there are too many variables that would have to be addressed in order to answer it.  Instead of asking how females' decision making differs from males, perhaps it would be better to begin with a more basic question.  What influences our decisions?  There are larger contributing factors to the decision making process than gender.

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cfett | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 6, 2012 at 8:50 PM (Answer #6)

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I don't think the ways in which females and males make decisions are inherently different; instead, I do believe societal pressures and upbringings may inform some of our decisions and, sometimes, differentiate them by gender.  For example, females may more often feel more pressured than males to choose "healthy options" when out to eat, because the media and societal expectations have taught them that women are to look a certain way and to be a certain weight.  Overall, however, I would say the way females and males make decisions is very similar.  If anything, stereotypically, females learn to make decisions based more on emotion, and males learn to make decisions based more on logic (as post #2 already accurately conveyed). 

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just-s | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM (Answer #7)

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i don't really know...but i feel that men think ahead of times and women don't...well generally not everyone...!!

each one will have their own views on this topic from different experiences..

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