We know men and women look different from each other, but did you know we actually see differently, too?
Men are much more likely than women to be colorblind — something you might have guessed by, you know, seeing the way many of our guys match (or, um, don’t) their clothes. About 1 in 10 men have red-green colorblindness, compared to 1 in 200 women.
While colorblindness certainly puts men at a disadvantage when it comes to helping us pick out eyeshadow at the M.A.C. store, there are some benefits to this particular deficiency. Namely, being colorblind makes it easier — yes, easier — to see through camouflage. Given that throughout most of human history men were the ones out hunting, it’s easy to figure out why colorblindness became an evolutionary advantage for many of them.
So, no. Apologies to Audre Lord, but men and women aren’t exactly alike and we aren’t interchangeable. We are complementary. Women, for instance, have a much better sense of smell and taste than men, lending some credence to the traditional notion of a man literally bringing home the javelina bacon, and the woman being better suited to cooking it in a way that might make you want to eat it.
Now, let’s listen to today’s Featured Male Moment Monday Man, singer Josh Turner (whose voice is *cough* verrrry manly and rich as coffee ice cream) tell it like it is.