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'Why do Women always...?': Generalizations and the Building Blocks of Reality
American Thinker ^ | September 25, 2011 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 09/25/2011 10:49:09 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer

Recently I wrote an article about women's tendency to support statist candidates. As my emails attest, it was met with quite a positive response. Yet, not surprisingly, there was also a very predictable one: complaints about generalizations. For instance, one respondent wrote that she was tired of the "all men are this and all women are that" tripe.

Of course, people only complain about generalizations when they hear one they don't like and, perhaps, are unable to refute. But you can rest assured that they generalize just like anyone else; in fact, generalizations are woven so seamlessly into our thinking and discourse that we often utter them unthinkingly as a matter of course. Just consider how often people say things such as "Why do men never ask directions?!" or "It drives me crazy when guys flip from one TV channel to another rapid-fire!" But do all men do these things? I always ask directions and hate the habit of using a remote control like a musical keyboard. Nevertheless, I'll be the first to admit that those generalizations are clearly valid.

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TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: men; stereotypes; voting; women
And how could we have 'diversity' without general differences between groups?
1 posted on 09/25/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer
Married women are less likely to support statist candidates than single women.
2 posted on 09/25/2011 10:50:55 AM PDT by Perdogg (Do I miss Bush? Hell, I miss Clinton.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
""It drives me crazy when guys flip from one TV channel to another rapid-fire!"

I'm a girl and I do exactly that. I also must hold the remote in my hand at all times while watching tv.

3 posted on 09/25/2011 10:52:11 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Because deep down many are deeply insecure.


4 posted on 09/25/2011 10:55:08 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The Husband Store
________________________________________
A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE!
There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights.
The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor,
but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

‘That’s nice,’ she thinks, ‘but I want more.’

So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

‘Wow,’ she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

‘Oh, mercy me!’ she exclaims, ‘I can hardly stand it!’

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.
.


5 posted on 09/25/2011 10:57:28 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Vision

This. Women want security, and government is the place they look to. Those who are married on the other hand already have a measure of security.


6 posted on 09/25/2011 10:57:43 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: umgud

Did they forget to add a floor labelled “Bad Boys”?


7 posted on 09/25/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Perdogg
Married women are less likely to support statist candidates than single women.

Hey now, don't generalize. I'm single and don't support them.

;)

8 posted on 09/25/2011 11:01:04 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Understood, but single women tend to be more liberal than married women. :)


9 posted on 09/25/2011 11:05:17 AM PDT by Perdogg (Do I miss Bush? Hell, I miss Clinton.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Why do guys always - - - - - - ?


10 posted on 09/25/2011 11:12:25 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

>>And how could we have ‘diversity’ without general differences between groups? <<

The only ‘diversity’ the left wants is lockstep slavish agreement with its agenda.


11 posted on 09/25/2011 11:18:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

You are the exception and not the rule.


12 posted on 09/25/2011 11:21:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SkyDancer
Why do women always stereotype men?

Cheers!

13 posted on 09/25/2011 11:23:15 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

I haven’t spoken to my wife in over three months...we’re not fighting, I just don’t like to interrupt.


14 posted on 09/25/2011 11:33:07 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MetaThought

Bad boys make for weekend flings, not husbands.


15 posted on 09/25/2011 11:33:35 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: MetaThought
Did they forget to add a floor labelled “Bad Boys”?

That would be in de-basement.

16 posted on 09/25/2011 11:36:11 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Obama is a one trick phony (wealth distribution).)
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To: umgud
Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

ROTFL

17 posted on 09/25/2011 11:38:32 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: grey_whiskers
G'Day! -Why do women Men always stereotype women?
18 posted on 09/25/2011 11:39:57 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Where is the “Wives” store?
GtG


19 posted on 09/25/2011 11:42:44 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: umgud

This woman finds that very funny...LOL!


20 posted on 09/25/2011 11:43:07 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: MetaThought
Did they forget to add a floor labelled “Bad Boys”?

Bargain Basement, Damaged Merchandise Department, Discontinued Lines, Scratch & Dent Sale?

21 posted on 09/25/2011 11:44:05 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Perdogg
I've heard it said that women that are not married vote like they are married to government.
The leftist do get their vast vote from women.

Not all women do that, just as not all blacks vote Obama, but clearly many do.

22 posted on 09/25/2011 11:48:27 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SkyDancer

Heh, most men don’t stereotype women; there is little need to stereotype the norm. Most men will try to go with the flow, nod a “yes dear, no dear, I’m sorry dear” when appropriate and stay out of trouble. It doesn’t take long to realize that doing your best might never be enough so you continue to try because you love her and hope for the best. The guys who don’t figure this out quickly are doomed to a life of misery because they haven’t learned that even if you are right about something it is wrong for you to say so and arguing your point is a losing proposition; know when to shut up and nod a yes dear. More often than not the argument is heavily based on feelings and emotions rather than logic or the willingness to argue on the basis of the logic so trying to take this approach only digs a deeper hole. That said, I have been fortunate. My wife of 39 years has shown some of those traits but more often than not she is reasonable and open to compromise and logic, even on petty things (and most issues are petty) like who controls the remote.

OK, flameproof suit on.


23 posted on 09/25/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

LOL - well I’m not there yet, almost in a relationship but too independent to carry through right now. But your post is interesting from a guy’s point of view. Funny how we have the same perception.


24 posted on 09/25/2011 12:26:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: Vision

I am happy that you chose the word “many” instead of saying “all” women are insecure. May I elaborate? Thank you. Many women are insecure because they put their trust in a man. The man broke their heart, mind and spirit so the outcome is a insecure, whining specimen. A shell of a woman without fortitude, self-respect or control over her own mind. There are those of us among the female gender who have a backbone. When things go wrong we snuff it up and run to the nearest filling station to get directions out of town, we drive to our next destination singing, I AM WOMAN.


25 posted on 09/25/2011 12:57:50 PM PDT by trukingmama (respect, self-control, female, fortitude, woman)
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To: Paladins Prayer

With a bow to Professor Henry Higgins: “Women are irrational, that’s all there is to that/their heads are full of cotton , hay and rags/ they’re nothing but exasperating,vasilating , calculating , madding and infuriating hags’’ And I think I’ll end right here. :-)


26 posted on 09/25/2011 2:44:54 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

... consider kindness and gentleness character flaws, and sincerity a cardinal sin?

(And why will they respond now denying the above is true, when it is?!)


27 posted on 09/25/2011 3:37:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: A CA Guy
I've heard it said that women that are not married vote like they are married to government.

The Democrats have a saying, "When women vote, Democrats win."

28 posted on 09/25/2011 3:49:11 PM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Perdogg
Understood, but single women tend to be more liberal than married women.

Interesting statistic but flawed.

Most blacks vote democrat and tend to be liberal. Most black women are single. They vote liberal. This skewers the "single women" vote.

Most black men can not vote for reasons of felony conviction. This tends to skewer the male vote in the other direction.

This produces a flawed result.

When you break it down by race, men and women of the same race, economic and marital status tend to vote along similar lines.

29 posted on 09/25/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Can we ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Easily. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.)
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To: NoGrayZone

“”It drives me crazy when guys flip from one TV channel to another rapid-fire!”
I’m a girl and I do exactly that. I also must hold the remote in my hand at all times while watching tv.

_________

I do that too. I also flip to something that I’ve recorded
like a bio from Bio channel when commercials are on.
Can’t stand the endless commercials.
I drive people nuts who try to watch TV with me. LOL

.


30 posted on 09/25/2011 4:52:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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