Well the fact is, we are physically stronger because of testosterone. We are emotionally more stable because we lack oestrogen.
Nevertheless, statistics show that women live longer than men.
It is because their bodies are better at repairing themselves. In other word, men are more disposable, which doesn't sound good to me. We are supposed to be strong and tough! Ah nevermind...
Kirkwood said in an interview that it made biological sense for men to be more disposable and therefore die younger. The body is disposable, argues Kirkwood, because the genes are passed to the next generation.
"This theory is widely accepted now," Kirkwood says. "Ageing is not driven by a clock."
Currently, the average life expectancy for the world is around 67.2 years. In the UK, A boy born today lives to an average 77.7 years, compared with a girl, who would be expected to reach 81.9. The differential is thought to be due to higher rates of heart disease and risk-taking in men; oestrogens have protected women from heart disease.
"This theory matters when we are discussing things such as when women should start their pensions. For a long time, we've had a paternalistic attitude that women are the weaker sex." No they aren't.