Men To Outlive Women Thanks To Safer Jobs, Slight Decrease In Stupid Behavior
1:30 pm, April 22nd | by Amy Tennery
Women, whose remaining tactical advantages include our superior peripheral vision and Meryl Streep, have long outlasted men. Historically, women tend to outlive guys by an average of around five years, and we don’t even brag about it. Usually.
This phenomenon has been attributed to a few different factors, including women’s comparatively low participation in dangerous or risky occupations, and our lower rate of cardiovascular disease in our 50s and 60s.
We’re also less likely to become minor internet celebrities for doing fantastically dumb and dangerous things. Not to point fingers but…
You know who you are.
Which brings us to the real reason men are starting to outlive women: They’re acting less stupid than they used to.
The age report, according to the Daily Mail, shows that guys born in 2000 (or after) can expect to match women in average years, reaching the ripe old age of 87.1. And why? Because men are “abandoning their unhealthy, macho lifestyles.” In short, more men are ditching the cigarettes, putting down the bottle and enjoying a nice book or a brisk walk around the neighborhood. They’re getting smarter.
Even more tellingly, the report shows that careers once fraught with danger are, well, slightly less fraught. And these fraught-less men face fewer on-the-job deaths.