In this day and age where the wave of feminism is at its peak; women rights have come a long way.
From Iceland making it illegal to pay men more than women to celebrities donning black outfits during the Golden Globes to support the movement “Time’s Up” which fights against sexual harassment, the word “woman” carries weight and it takes centre stage in today’s political climate—shoutout to our first ever female president, Halimah Yacob.
With that said, do you know that according to the study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists of the United States of America, women are more likely to survive an epidemic compared to their male counterparts.
The study analysed seven different populations from various eras that went through famine, slavery and epidemics.
With the exception of the plantation slaves in Trinidad and Liberian slaves, the rest of the case studies showed that women outlived men.
It seems like women can last longer when it comes to lack of food.
The life expectancy of men and women during the Ukrainian famine was 41.58 years and 45.93 years respectively.
The Swedish famine ravaged the country from 1772 to 1773, from crop failures to abnormal conditions, their life expectancy plummeted—do take note that the life expectancy was ridiculously low because of harsh conditions—to 17.5 years old for males and 18.79 for females.
Potatoes are to Irish as rice is to Singaporeans, so when Ireland was faced with potato blight, their population took a big hit.
Their life expectancy dropped from 38 years for both sexes before the famine to 18.7 years for men and 22.4 years for women.
Even when it comes to diseases, women perservered—Icelandic women in particular.
When measles broke out in Iceland in 1846 and 1882, both times, women outlived the men.
(Since you’re here, subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more informative videos lah)
The life expectancy for men and women in 1846 was 17.86 years and 18.82 years respectively, and in 1822 it was 16.76 years for men and 18.83 years for women.
It is worth to mention that the mortality rates for girls were higher when they were babies (as compared to the boys), ergo their life expectancy was slightly higher
So what about now?
The study also mentioned that behavioural factors have been identified as important determinants of the male-female survival difference in contemporary populations, so vices like smoking and alcohol are taken into account.
Before the meninist in you comes out, this is a study based on conditions that might almost seem dystopian, so don’t go and challenge your girlfriend in a lifting competition.
Since you’re here, why not watch a video about a guy who lodged a Police report here in Singapore because he was friendzoned? Seriously. Here, watch it and do remember to share it (and also subscribe to Goody Feed YouTube channel)!
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
- A New Study Found That Alcohol May Cause Cancer, Especially For Chinese People
- According to a Study, These Are the Best Days to Book the Cheapest Flights & Travel in 2018
- Sweet Drinks During Pregnancy Might Lead to Asthma in Kids, According To A Study
Do you love writing? Do you want a platform to showcase your works? Goody Feed is looking for part-time writers to join the team! Click here to find out more!
Featured image: lzf / shutterstock.com
You won't want to miss these most-read articles:
- Mandarin Orchard S’pore Food Poisoning’s Reasons Revealed: There Were Serious Hygiene Lapses Like Uncleaned Vomit & Feaces Bacteria
- Despite Amos Yee’s ‘Weird’ Habits in the US, His Mother Still Defended Him
- There’s a New Super High-SES Starbucks in Tampines (Kiasu Town) with Super High-SES Coffee, Too
View this post on Instagram
The Coca-Cola Plus Coffee has arrived in Singapore, and let’s just say that the taste is very subjective: one of us thinks it’s like coffee candy, one of us thinks it’s like carbonated dark chocolate milk and one of us think it’s like Vanilla Coke. However, none of us thinks that it’s worth a second try, simply because we’ll all rather have Coke and coffee separately. Read the full review in our app. Link in bio. #sgig #sg #singapore #instasg #yoursingapore #sgphoto #singaporean #singaporelife #thisissingapore #instagramsg #igerssingapore #iluvsg #sgdaily #singaporeig #sglocal #sglifestyle #sgbloggers #sgblogger #sgfood #sgfoodies #foodsg #sgigfood #sgfoodporn #coke #cokecoffeeplus #cocacolacoffee #cocacola #sgcoffee