Elogio dell'uomo vanitoso

Il deputato conservatore e biondastro Boris Johnson ha scritto che gli uomini sono molto piu vanitosi delle donne. Pero in fondo va bene perche aiuta a compiere grandi imprese.

Asked to give a candid self-assessment, women and girls will stick to “good” or “average” while men of identical abilities will declare that they are “very good” or “excellent.” Girls are much more reluctant to put up their hands and show off in class, and yet do as well, if not better in exams. […] Surely we need this male cognitive dissonance, this refusal to accept reality, otherwise people would never take the mad risks that have so benefited the human race - going up in aeroplanes, crossing the Atlantic, you name it.

Boris Johnson MP