Mythbusters – Battle of the sexes

Die Serie „Mythbusters“ hat eine Folge über klassische Geschlechterklischees gemacht:

Hier der Auszug der Auswertung aus der Wikipedia:

Myth statement Status Notes
Men are better overall drivers and break the speed limit less often. Confirmed Adam and Jamie had the volunteers drive a police vehicle course, accompanied by a professional instructor who graded them on a 100-point scale. Each volunteer did not speak and wore special clothing to disguise his/her gender. The men earned a higher average score (79, vs. 71 for women); in addition, 7 of the men broke the speed limit, while 9 of the women did.
Women are better at reading people’s emotions based on their eyes. Confirmed Adam, Jamie, and the Build Team had their pictures taken while showing expressions for five different emotions. Jamie’s pictures were not used because his expression did not change noticeably from one picture to the next. The eyes of the other pictures were displayed to the volunteers, who had to guess the emotions. The women responded more quickly than the men and achieved a higher average number of correct responses (10.6 vs. 9.6).
Men are better at cooking on an outdoor grill. Busted Adam and Jamie set up four outdoor grilling stations and split the volunteers into groups of four to cook at the same time. Provided with the same ingredients, each had 1 hour to cook the same four dishes—vegetables, a chicken drumstick, a hamburger, and a steak. Adam, Jamie, and a professional judge evaluated the food on a 100-point scale without knowing the cooks’ genders. Average scores were 46 for the men and 42 for the women; Adam and Jamie decided that the difference was not large enough to declare that either gender was better at grilling.
Men are better at following maps. Busted The Build Team selected the start and end points for a highway drive and marked them on a map. Each volunteer studied the map for 5 minutes, then rode along to give directions to the destination as Grant drove. Kari and Tory, in the back seat, graded the performances on a 100-point scale and penalized for mistakes such as backtracking and excess mileage. The men and women earned a 74 and 77 average, respectively, too close to indicate an advantage for either gender.
Men are better at packing a car for a road trip. Confirmed Adam and Jamie brought in two similar cars, put together a load of luggage that would fit into either of them, and split the volunteers into 10 man/woman pairs. The load contained a combination of bulky and fragile items, as well as a doll to stand in for a baby. Pairs of volunteers had 15 minutes to pack separate cars, after which Adam drove them through a course while Jamie and Kari evaluated the overall quality of the packing jobs on a 100-point scale. The average score for the men was 51, while the women scored 45, with the men being able to pack the cars slightly faster, suggesting slightly better performance for the men.

Natürlich waren die Testgruppen teilweise sehr klein, so dass bereits einige Ausreißer die Ergebnisse verändern können.

Hier noch die „Aftershow“

und die zweite Aftershow als externer Link