The Scientific Reason Being A Male Is Bad For Your Health

or the first six to eight decades of life, being a man is probably the better deal. Blame the patriarchy. But then you get to old age, and being a man suddenly starts to suck. In nearly every country on earth women outlive men. In India women get 2 more years, in the U.S. they get 5 and in Japan it’s 7. And the patriarchy is, in part, to blame.