A particular fact on gender and nighmares

I try to keep this blog unbiased, but a fact I learned today was disturbing.

I was asked today why females have nightmares, or report nightmares more than men. Well unfortunately the reason is clear from this study (http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/drm/16/3/145/) and a few others (http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2006-08953-005 , http://www.springerlink.com/index/P657N92118124056.pdf and http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/ojs/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/9433).

Basically women get abused more (in the majority by males) and face more psychological and physical challenges during their life then almost all men do. Women are also encouraged more to recall dreams socially (keeping a diary and dream journal is frequently focused as a “girly” pursuit, even though this is clearly no so) then men so are more likely to recall nightmares.

We need feminism because women have more nightmares then men, and that shouldn’t be the case at all.


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