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

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cfett eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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). 

rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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."

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

thewanderlust878 | Student

I think that this is quite a tough question! It is honestly impossible to distinguish between a "male" decision and a "female" decision. For most all decisions that have to be made in life, there is basically a "right" way and a "wrong" way, or some variation of that (choosing one way may have little to no repercussions, while another way may end up making life a whole lot worse than before), such as paying bills, going to work or school, etc. 

They only thing that I could think of that would have "male" or "female" decisions would be in terms of upbringing. Females in the past tended to be brought up to tend to a family, a house, a husband, etc, and make decisions that affected those things, while on the other hand, males were brought up to think about getting a job, being manly, thinking of themselves, etc, which could factor into their decision-making as well. 

Hope this helps!

just-s | Student

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..

loraaa | Student

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