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    I don't know about general knowledge but a lot of girls itt seem to be lacking a grasp of the English language. The OP said this was a generalisation about girls, so trying to defend against his argument by saying that you are good at general knowledge is a bit pointless, no?

    However, I'd like to know what evidence OP has to make such assumptions. Personally I would tend to agree but only because from my experience of playing pub machine quizzes with girls and lads, it's the lads that know the answer to far more questions. Plus it's not as though I am friends with dumb girls; most of them study Mathematics at Uni.

    Still, it's far too small of a sample size to say that girls lack more general knowledge than guys.
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    (Original post by BambieWambie)
    Im not very good a maths but i know 1 doesnt have a square root
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    That is one of the most sweeping generalisations I have ever heard. I have a lot more general knowledge than most people my age (I am a girl). I am pretty sure I know a lot more than you given that you just made that pretty ignorant statement. That 'girl' you were talking about- did she happen to be a drop-out? She may be in the bottom 1% of the population and you seem to have taken her as the 'average'. I know about wars, I know about political situations and I know about 9/11- you lack the general knowledge to know that not all of us are like that.
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    (Original post by galadriel100)
    I don't agree. I know many males who lack general knoweldge.

    But, a female friend of mine thought Vietnam was a little town somewhere in Australia and couldn't understand why it would take 8+ hours to travel there :|
    (Original post by BambieWambie)
    Sexist! I'm full of knowledge

    Sorry, I have evidence thus your opinion is irrelevant unless you can support it with other evidence. :rolleyes:


    (Original post by Pheylan)
    urgh, "9/11". you ****
    ???


    (Original post by TheLonelyGirl)
    That is one of the most sweeping generalisations I have ever heard. I have a lot more general knowledge than most people my age (I am a girl). I am pretty sure I know a lot more than you given that you just made that pretty ignorant statement. That 'girl' you were talking about- did she happen to be a drop-out? She may be in the bottom 1% of the population and you seem to have taken her as the 'average'. I know about wars, I know about political situations and I know about 9/11- you lack the general knowledge to know that not all of us are like that.
    1. It is a generalisation
    2. There is evidence to support my case. Where is yours? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ish90an)
    And I quote myself:



    Idiot.

    I read that. I don't care. Sarcasm or no sarcasm, stating claims like that merely perpetuates a mind-set. You still won't say that about race even with a sarcastic tone. These type of statements need to removed by society.

    Stop writing them. Sarcasm or not.
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    (Original post by CharlieBee_90)
    Would it make you feel better if I changed my original post?
    You don't have to make me feel better, I feel fine
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Sorry, I have evidence thus your opinion is irrelevant unless you can support it with other evidence. :rolleyes:




    ???




    1. It is a generalisation
    2. There is evidence to support my case. Where is yours? :rolleyes:
    Oh grow some balls! And good luck finding a girlfriend. Freak!
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    (Original post by Mazty)
    Obviously not asking for specific, but where roughly do you live? (NE, SW etc) I know it says Suffolk, but are you living in the south most of the time?
    I have a suspicion it may be something to do with that...
    My home is in Suffolk, and then the rest of the time I go to university in Reading. I live near to Bury St Edmunds if that helps.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)

    1. It is a generalisation
    2. There is evidence to support my case. Where is yours? :rolleyes:
    I may have missed this somewhere along the thread. What is this evidence that you have?
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    (Original post by jcas)
    I read that. I don't care. Sarcasm or no sarcasm, stating claims like that merely perpetuates a mind-set. You still won't say that about race even with a sarcastic tone. These type of statements need to removed by society.

    Stop writing them. Sarcasm or not.
    Oh great, now you know what I have/haven't said. Get over your righteous indignation kid.
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    I'm betting majority of girls on this site are far more intelligent than you. Honestly, you sound extremely ignorant, sexist and completely thick. Oh well done, you know about WW2 and 9/11, so does my 8 year old cousin.

    Grow up and stop making pathetic threads, just because the girls you choose to speak to are air heads doesn't mean the rest of us are.
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    I think it's fair to say that HEJ is deeply offended.

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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    (a generalisation of course)

    After talking to many people over the last few months, it has become very apparent that girls have almost zero general knowledge. They can tell you what is going on in their course or the X factor, but ask them where Germany is or what WW2 was about and they have no idea. I was reminded of this when a girl on TSR who was 20 had no idea what 9/11 was all about, even though it will be one of the most important historical events during her life.
    What excuse do you have for this ignorance when you live in an age of instant communication and access to huge amounts of data all for free? :confused:

    Yet for some reason guys tend to be better with general knowledge, from geography, politics, and history, for some reason we know far more, yet if you ask a person why they know this they can not explain why. I put it down to simply being more inquisitive.

    Do other people find this to be the same with girls they meet, or guys?
    Do you girls with general knowledge find these girls do not help with fighting stereotypes such as the stupid blonde etc?

    EDIT: Courtesy of (ij), here is some actual proof!
    http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-65414116.html
    Your a retard.
    But your point is valid.

    I know of two girls, one being my girlfriend (all respect to her, if she reads this. Love you sweety ) who are superb students, literally straight A.
    But on more than one occasion I have been gob-smacked by their lack of general knowledge, especially important historical events which have changed the world!

    Ask the best male students in my sixth form who Lenin, or Mao Zedong were and what they did and they will know. Ask any of the 'mid level male students', such as my self and they will tell you. But girls just seem to have no idea!

    The other girl said 'whos Margaret thatcher' not long ago..... :eek:

    Another thing I've noticed, girls tend to learn less, remember more.
    Yes they do superbly in exams! But ask them a question on what was in the exam a year on and they will not know the answer.
    I think thats a pretty bad sign of our education system, when people can 'remember' to pass an exam, and not learn.
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    (Original post by EggmanD)
    I couldn't tell you what WW2 was about but i could tell you where Germany is as i did Geography not History at GCSE.. perhaps the girls your talking about did neither
    Wtf did you do in Geography? As far as I remember we did no work on where countries are found. I call bull ****.

    And allot of people didn't study history, but they know very well what happened in ww2.


    Its ignorance.
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    (Original post by -raisa)
    tbh, I think most young adults / teenagers nowadays have absolutely zero "general knowledge", and I'm talking about both GIRLS and BOYS.

    I read the newspaper every single morning & I think I'm quite knowledgeable about history, geography, politics, etc. and it really annoys me how there's no one in real life I can discuss these issues with because they never know what I'm talking about :/

    kind of depressing, actually.
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    (Original post by Holly Hiskey)
    I may have missed this somewhere along the thread. What is this evidence that you have?
    I put it in the first post, so you can check that.


    (Original post by BambieWambie)
    Oh grow some balls! And good luck finding a girlfriend. Freak!
    Well I will need that luck if they are all as capable to communicate their ideas as you are. God forbid that they actually say something coherent for once. :rolleyes:


    (Original post by lonelykatana)
    Your a retard.
    But your point is valid.

    I know of two girls, one being my girlfriend (all respect to her, if she reads this. Love you sweety ) who are superb students, literally straight A.
    But on more than one occasion I have been gob-smacked by their lack of general knowledge, especially important historical events which have changed the world!

    Ask the best male students in my sixth form who Lenin, or Mao Zedong were and what they did and they will know. Ask any of the 'mid level male students', such as my self and they will tell you. But girls just seem to have no idea!

    The other girl said 'whos Margaret thatcher' not long ago..... :eek:

    Another thing I've noticed, girls tend to learn less, remember more.
    Yes they do superbly in exams! But ask them a question on what was in the exam a year on and they will not know the answer.
    I think thats a pretty bad sign of our education system, when people can 'remember' to pass an exam, and not learn.
    At least this retard knows how to read......
    (a generalisation of course)
    :rolleyes:

    (Original post by HEJ92)
    I'm betting majority of girls on this site are far more intelligent than you. Honestly, you sound extremely ignorant, sexist and completely thick. Oh well done, you know about WW2 and 9/11, so does my 8 year old cousin.

    Grow up and stop making pathetic threads, just because the girls you choose to speak to are air heads doesn't mean the rest of us are.
    What part of ' I have evidence, here it is' do you not understand. Also, seeing that I go to a top 10 uni, I doubt that the majority of girls on TSR are smarter then me, but then you had to say that in order to be able to frantically grasp to some dull bit of hope in order to fulfil your insecurities.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    I put it in the first post, so you can check that.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, since my German isn't very good, but isn't that just a general breakdown of the university and subject rankings? At least if this http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-65414116.html was the link that you meant to provide? I was thinking something more along the lines of a peer reviewed paper, preferably in English.
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    (Original post by Holly Hiskey)
    Correct me if I'm wrong, since my German isn't very good, but isn't that just a general breakdown of the university and subject rankings? At least if this http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-65414116.html was the link that you meant to provide? I was thinking something more along the lines of a peer reviewed paper, preferably in English.
    The article discusses the results of a simple 180 question test given to 600,000 students with the questions comprising of general knowledge based questions eg. Artists, geography etc.
    If you are using Google Chrome it will give you a rough translation of the page.
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    (Original post by Jimbo1234)
    Well to be honest intelligence is hard to measure, but when girls are doing subjects such as medicine and sciences, as well as going to top 10 uni's, it is hard to not call them intelligent.
    However when they say such retarded things such as ' What is a Vietnam?", I wonder if they are intelligent, or they just have a good short term memory for their chosen subject.
    Short term memory is about seven seconds long (pretty sure that's general knowledge...). I think you mean perhaps they're good at converting incoming data into long term memory.

    I'd be interested to see how you interact with both genders. It sounds like you're far too dismissive of girls when it comes to general knowledge, whereas you'd be more inclined to have an in depth conversation with a guy.

    Also, the post by the tsr girl you had a conversation about 9/11 with leads me to believe you're not opposed to twisting the truth to make it support your point.
 
 
 
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