by Kate Fridkis on MyDaily
Women are better than men. At least that’s what media mogul and ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams argues in his new book, Man Down. According to plenty of research, Abrams reports, women are better at everything from managing hedge funds to avoiding getting struck by lightning. (Let’s face it–you definitely won’t be in any condition to manage billions of dollars if the lightning gets you first.)
Women are better cops, better doctors, better drivers and better at dealing with painful breakups. That guy who shrugs and says, “Whatever. I’ll just hook up with her friend”? He’s definitely bawling his eyes out every night. But women aren’t just emotionally savvy, they’re technologically tuned in. His ex could beat that guy at every video game he owned. Which is another reason why he’s crying.
As hilarious and lighthearted as many of the examples in Man Down are, there’s something serious about its premise. Yesterday the White House released a report called “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being” that documents a continuation of the familiar pay gap, despite the increase of women in higher education and the workforce.
If women are not only great at a lot of things they were told they couldn’t succeed at, but even better than men at those things, then maybe the world needs a little reminding. Maybe the world needs to hear about it from someone unexpected.
How about … a man?
Abrams is a lawyer, and he knows how to make a convincing argument. Of course, many of us didn’t need any convincing in this case, but we still wanted to find out more about the man behind Man Down. So MyDaily got right on the job. After all, that’s what we women do.
Read the interview on MyDaily.