How has it become generally accepted by society that women are better at multitasking?
If men are truly poor at multitasking then we had better get them out of careers such as air traffic control.
There is no conclusive research to show that either men or women are better at multitasking.
Ultimately, the most common justification for this assertion is not any credible research but the simple explanation that women are more accustomed to performing multiple tasks in and around the home – such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, taking care of children and planning for the family. What self-respecting researcher would use this as an determining factor? It seems more likely to be feminist propaganda to make another ‘women are superior’ claim.
If domestic prowess is a valid explanation then surely the logical conclusion would be to encourage more women to do what they do best – in this case it would mean encouraging more women into these complex multi-tasking domestic roles and leave the single-minded focus careers, such as engineering, to men.
Personally, I don’t believe that there is a gender predisposition making either men or women better than the other at multitasking. I can simply think of too many men and women who are good at multitasking and many other men and women who are poor at multitasking. If there is credible research with a clear conclusion then I have been unable to find it. If someone knows about any such research then please feel free to enlighten us in the Comments section below.