This is how we create a society where women are forced to look after the men in their lives in a way that will never be reciprocated. Also, no one cares what marks girls get versus boys in competitive exams. This must stop. Hearing this gave me a false sense of accomplishment — I felt like a grown up.
'Girls Mature Faster Than Boys,' A Phrase that Needs To Retire with
But why is that exactly is this narrative pushed? In fact, not only do girls mature faster than boys, scientists believe that their brains can develop up to ten years earlier! In a study performed by Newcastle University in England, it was discovered that as the brain matures it begins to remove neural connections that are stored which it does not think are important. The connections in the brain that are not used regularly tend to shrink and evaporate due to lack of use-whereas the neural networks that are regularly engaged survive. Optimizing brain connectivity is designed to benefit human survival.
Stop using the excuse that ‘boys mature slower than girls’ for bad behaviour
Girls develop faster than boys. The gap narrows starting in high school. James Meyer , a Marshfield Clinic pediatrician. From an evolutionary perspective, women develop faster so they do not choose a male of their same age, who is less able to protect and provide for them and their potential child.
A lot of the toxic things about the way we treat each other start in childhood. Only now it was a justification for weird age gaps. When I was older and an eighteen year old boy would start dating a fourteen year old girl, the same old line. So, where did this rumour start? Dr Hamira told Metro.