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Which gender is mentally stronger

I personally believe men are mentally stronger than women, in that we can cope with more challenging situations than even the best women can. Therefore I actually disagree with the Equality Act, and Political Correctness, and I personally believe that women (plus those people who are of multiple, or no genders) should be banned from certain jobs e.g. front line infantry in the armed forces, and armed policing, as they don't have the mental ability to cope with those jobs. Not to mention putting women through those duties isn't fair on them, as what they encounter carrying out those duties will affect them more than it will affect a man. As for training in the Police force, and armed forces, I believe both genders should train together, with no segregation. Which gender is stronger in your opinion?

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Men imo
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varies by person
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women. men are more likely to commit suicide possibly due to the fact that they severely repress their emotions in the attempt to be "mentally strong."
No sex is more ‘mentally strong’. It’s a completely individual thing regardless of one’s sex. How would one know anyway? We can’t experience the emotions and struggles faced by the opposite sex, so we can’t claim that our own sex is more ‘mentally strong’
What is it with these debate threads tonight
As a woman i think it should be their choice what they do. I think your also forgetting that there are men who are less strong than women. How are you gauging someones mental strength? just because someone cries or shows compassion does not mean they are weak.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion so im not saying you are wrong. but what happens in nursing professions or being a nanny? by your logic does that mean that men should be payed less for that or not allowed to have a career in that profession?

It seems like you are saying that men are superior to women when we are all good at different things regardless of the gender you identify as. For example i could deal with helping at a serious injury but some men would pass out looking at the smallest bit of blood.

I dont think you can compare people to others as that is never a good thing to do. Life is not about being the best out of everyone, It is about being the best YOU can be.
I really think it varies person to person. Gender is not the deciding factor of emotion strength in my opinion
It is dependant entirely on character and like most things, doesn't require a battle of the sexes approach.
It really varies. There are a lot of guys I know that really have been unable to deal with things mentally that girls I know are able to, but also the other way round. Women are less likely to suppress their emotions but this doesnt make them mentally 'weak', in fact it means that they're comfortable in showing a vulnerability that males may not necessarily be willing to show. It's this comfort/discomfort that makes men more susceptible to suffering with mental health conditions in silence. There is a strength in showing vulnerability. While I agree that men may be able to deal with issues presented to them in the armed forces, that ability is usually only temporary, and it does go on to affect their stability later in life, so there is no reason why a woman shouldn't be allowed the same opportunity. There is training (very vigorous training) in place for a reason.

Granted, it doesnt affect everyone the same way. But I truly believe that you cannot say that one gender is more mentally strong than the other, it's down to an individual's life experience and their personalities
I think it depends on the task and situation
How are you measuring mental strength? Pretty difficult question to answer.
In general, men. Doubt anyone would be deluded enough to believe your average guy is more emotional than the average women. I disagree about your views on prohibiting women from entering certain professions by virtue of them being women, entry into certain occupations should be decided on case by case basis. Plenty of men are mentally weaker than the average woman.
I doubt this is gender specific, but what we do know is that the coping/ mental cries are different.
Men on average commit suicide more then women, however women (exaggerated in teens) are more likely to self harm.
Now mental "strength" is not a measurable thing, so I doubt you can ever come to a somewhat accurate conclusion.
Women not being able to cope in the military or armed policing seems a bit of a rash statement to me... if there IS any reason they should be banned (which was shown in the US Seals) it would be because they are physically not capable of passing the programs. The Seals recently allowed women to sign up (being one of the worlds most hardcore strands of military) and the first women to sign up actually dropped out. The "multiple genders" point... I don't know.
I would probably agree with you that we shouldn't have women in certain parts of the armed forces. I'm not sure that "mental strength" is the issue here. Maybe emotional toughness is more accurate.
A difficult question to answer.
I think female's are generally mentally tougher.
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Original post by User008
women. men are more likely to commit suicide possibly due to the fact that they severely repress their emotions in the attempt to be "mentally strong."


could also being explained by men generally being more violent/more likely to inflict harm........
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Original post by Karisa96
A difficult question to answer.
I think female's are generally mentally tougher.



If women are mentally tougher why do they cry much more than men and over little things that your typical man wouldn't cry about?

If you're crying about something, it's a clear sign that mentally you aren't coping well.

Imagine someone going through SAS recruitment and keep crying all the time? it's not going to be viewed as a show of strength is it?
females are mentally stronger, men seem mentally stronger cos they dont show their emotions as well.

But people have diffferent things going on throughout their life, so mental strength isnt something you can acc judge properly
Original post by ANM775
If women are mentally tougher why do they cry much more than men and over little things that your typical man wouldn't cry about?

If you're crying about something, it's a clear sign that mentally you aren't coping well.

Imagine someone going through SAS recruitment and keep crying all the time? it's not going to be viewed as a show of strength is it?


That is somewhat extreme. Not every man would be capable of getting through the sas recruitment program, I've watched the TV series which is probably a toned down version of what actually goes on. Could you get through it?

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