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Which Women Make Better Wives - Low IQ or High IQ Women?

Posted on 06/20/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT by pinochet

I know that this topic is very controversial. Conservatives have always complained about radical feminism, and such radical feminists are over-represented among women with graduate degrees.

Are women without college degrees better than women with graduate degrees, when it comes to fulfilling the job of wife and mother?


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Too many young men are avoiding marriage. Are they intimidated by highly-educated feminist women?
1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT by pinochet
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To: pinochet

graduate degrees/high iq/highly educated are not all the same thing.

in fact, they are in the real world, in my observations, really 3 separate categories that rarely overlap.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: pinochet
(1) A marriage without conversation would be unendurable.

(2) People delay marriage today because they have many more opportunities to play the field, and because unserious relationships are easier to manage while establishing your career/business than marriage and parenthood.

3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:42:32 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: pinochet

It has nothing to do with anything except whether a woman knows the difference between right and wrong and has the capacity to put the needs of her children before her own. That being said, the husband needs to know the difference between right and wrong and put the needs of his wife and children before his own.

Pretty darn simple.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:42:52 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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graduate degrees/high iq/highly educated are not all the same thing.

Exactly. Some of the stupidest people I know have multiple degrees.
5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: pinochet

I don’t care as long as she can cook and doesn’t back-talk.

(ducks for cover)


6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:14 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: pinochet

a grad degree in womyn’s studies rarely equates to a high IQ...just sayin’


7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:17 AM PDT by major_gaff (University of Parris Island, Class of '84)
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To: yldstrk

Excellent response!


8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: pinochet

I always got along better with very intelligent women. My girl friends before I was married were all very intelligent. My wife is genius level intelligent.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT by detective
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To: pinochet

Quiet ones;)


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: pinochet

Low IQ women make better wives. They don’t realize what jerks their husbands are and stay with them! {:^/


11 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:06 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: knittnmom

Thank you


12 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:14 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: pinochet

It’s only an opinion but I think it’s best to match up closely in terms of intelligence.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: pinochet

High IQ or college degree? Pick just one and stick to it. They are two separate criteria.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: pinochet

No, men are avoiding (I would say “evading”) marriage because they are taught to be lecherous and to not embrace marriage, never mind the responsibility that comes with it. The left has a big hand in this with their notion of “abolition of the family” doctrine, designed to break down society.

As for “IQ”, that’s meaningless since it’s based on standardized tests devised by psychologists. (For the record, psychology was not regarded as a science until the 1870s, but as a branch of philosophy.)


15 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: pinochet

IQ and attitude are mutually exclusive.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That is so right. I have a bunch of teachers in the family. PHd’s stupidest most clueless people on the planet!


17 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:48 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: pinochet

Having a degree does not mean high IQ, they are not equal


18 posted on 06/20/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: yldstrk

Shhhh, common sense doesn’t make for an entertaining thread!


19 posted on 06/20/2014 7:46:08 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: yldstrk

Ephesians 5, a recipe for a healthy marriage and family.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:47:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: pinochet

Intellect is far less important than kindness, a sense of responsibility, and matching religious viewpoint.

Anyone (male or female) focused primarily on intelligence in seeking a mate is probably not going to have to look for one only once.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: pinochet

22 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:28 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: pinochet; All

Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa...I know a lot of very smart (common sense) women with degrees that choose not to buy in to the liberal clap trap.

These women are extremely smart and “sensible” it is the later that apparently eludes liberal highly-educated feminist women either that or they are immune to being sensible.

There is country smart and there is city smart — At the end of the day I would rather spend my time with people that are down to earth country smart than some tortured whinny American hating liberal city smart woman.

Why do men have to be intimidated or avoiding marriage — Why can’t men just be avoiding annoying women?

That is my story and I’m sticking to it.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:47 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: pinochet

Far better to choose a virtuous woman.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: MrB

Isn’t that pretty much what I said?

Husbands are to lay down their lives for their wives, only most of them never get to that part, they stop at the wives submitting part


25 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ConservativeDude

ConservativeDude wrote:
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graduate degrees/high iq/highly educated are not all the same thing.
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Bingo! Way too many people equate graduate degrees with intelligence. I know many people with unimpressive intelligence who have college degrees, and many HIGHLY intelligent folks who couldn’t afford to go to college or simply had other aspirations.

I happen to be a college graduate with a bachelors degree, but I’ll be the first to admit that you don’t HAVE to go to college to become smart or successful. Sad to say, when I see or hear of people who went to “Ivy Leagues” schools, I actually think they are more likely to be DUMBED DOWN as a result of all their exposure to left-wing indoctrination!


26 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:24 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: pinochet

Sanity is much more important than IQ, but good luck with that.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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I don't know if graduate degrees make for a better wife and mother (or husband and father) but divorce rates go down with more education.

http://www.economist.com/node/9218127

28 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by heartwood
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“Which Women Make Better Wives - Low IQ or High IQ Women?”

Nice guys do better with smart women. Jerks do better with dumb women.

The more slimy a guy is the dumber a woman has to be to be attracted to him.


29 posted on 06/20/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT by detective
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To: pinochet

If the US Federal Government stopped paying “Baby Mommies” to have babies would there then be “Too (sic) many young” WOMEN that would be avoiding marriage?

IOW, follow the money.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 7:51:55 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: pinochet

Intimidated? If I avoid even associating with nasty, carping harridans with a massive chip on their shoulders, it’s because I’m intimidated?

No, it’s because they have nothing to offer that would be a positive addition to my life, and a whole lot to offer that would be a detriment.

Like it or not, it’s a two-way street. Such women are having difficulties finding a man to marry because they’re no longer suitable or desirable for marriage. They’ve spent their lives building themselves up and tearing men down, and do not stop that behavior at the wedding chapel. If anything it just becomes more focused upon the unfortunate male who blunders into their grasp.

Looks like a turkey baster is in their future, but I’m sure it’s mens’ fault, lol.


31 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: pinochet

32 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:17 AM PDT by McGruff (What if we bombed our own citizens?)
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To: pinochet

You shouldn’t put “highly educated” and “feminist” next to each other in the same sentence or idea.

They are not mutually inclusive terms.

I know plenty of very smart women who are great mothers, very feminine, very conservative, and not shrill hags.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:22 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: pinochet

A stupid woman will leave you just as easy and quickly as a smart woman would. The question is: Which type would you miss the most?


34 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:46 AM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: yldstrk

Agreed, a woman with COMMON sense is hard to beat.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by V_TWIN (white pri)
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To: yldstrk
It has nothing to do with anything except whether a woman knows the difference between right and wrong and has the capacity to put the needs of her children before her own. That being said, the husband needs to know the difference between right and wrong and put the needs of his wife and children before his own.

I note that you don't expect a wife to put her husband's needs before her own. Any particular reason for this expectation?

36 posted on 06/20/2014 7:53:20 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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I have an IQ of 128. I have two and a half years of college, yet never received a degree. I left college to marry and make babies, then went back again a few years later and had to stop after one semester. (The kids got sick)

I treat my husband like gold.

I’ve known women with graduate degrees that have no idea that flour is made of wheat, that cows and bulls are of the same species, have no idea where eggs come from, or how to make a loaf of bread from scratch. Yet, they can do calculus. (I am terrible at math.)

I’ve had friends with IQs in the 90’s who can instinctively grow anything in a garden, but I cannot.

It’s difficult to really understand the potential of another human being. My cousin has dyslexia and reads at a 4th grade level, yet is a mathematical and mechanical genius. (That is not an exaggeration. In those areas, she’s a certified genius.) She’s home raising five babies and she can fix or build anything. Good wife.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: pinochet

Well I think a good wife ought to be at least smart enough to still be breathing.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 7:54:15 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Olog-hai

Many men avoid marriage because society has caused it to be legally and financially unwise.

Most modern women aren’t worth the risk.

(For the record I am happily married for 35 years, but would caution most young men to be very wary.)


39 posted on 06/20/2014 7:54:53 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: pinochet

My wife of 36 years was valedictorian in HS and graduated Summa Cum Laude from college.

Prior to meeting her I ‘dumped’ a long-time and beautiful girl friend who remarked to me one day that she didn’t know the United States had been attacked in WW2.

My wife is a 5’10” blonde who can still wear her wedding dress.


40 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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Are they intimidated by feminist women?

I’m not sure “intimidated” is the correct word to describe a guy’s reaction to frigid women.


41 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: pinochet
Too many young men are avoiding marriage. Are they intimidated by highly-educated feminist women?

If by "highly-educated feminist women", you mean dismissive, disinterested, ever suspicious, tattooed arrogant,sociopath shrews... in hipster glasses, skinny jeans and Ugg boots... the answer is no, not "intimidated", just very turned off.

42 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: RegulatorCountry

Because the husband is supposed to provide and protect and if he doesn’t look out for the wife, no one will. Too many husbands want to be mommied and when there are kids that really need to be mommied, mommy can’t do it for husband too.

Is it a lonely job being a husband and a father? It can be. But it’s worse if you fail at it.


43 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:19 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: major_gaff
a grad degree in womyn’s studies rarely equates to a high IQ...just sayin’

A degree in womyn’s studies is an indicator that the woman in question was not intelligent enough to make it in a more demanding field. It also indicates that, by graduation, the woman shall be indoctrinated to have an immense feeling of entitlement and grievance against men in general. Such women are to be avoided like the plague.

I would take a high-school dropout with a sweet personality over a college educated "womyn's studies" major with a bad attitude. I would take a high-school dropout with a sweet personality over ANY sort of college grad with a bad attitude. You have to live with them. You don't need to be able to discuss philosophy with them (that's what FR is for).

44 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:57 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: pinochet

Intelligence in women is overrated, both in terms of its depth, and in terms of its usefulness.

Can she learn the basic commands, know enough not to nag, and buy the right beer when she goes to the store? Everything else is probably a potential liability.


45 posted on 06/20/2014 7:59:08 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: major_gaff
a grad degree in womyn’s studies rarely equates to a high IQ

It may have a perfectly reverse correlation however......

:-)

46 posted on 06/20/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Blueflag

My ex was as dumb as a rock. Things did not work well for us. Of course, I don’t mean to say all women in this category are bad wives.


47 posted on 06/20/2014 8:00:44 AM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: pinochet
Which Women Make Better Wives ...IQ doesn't matter.
48 posted on 06/20/2014 8:00:46 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: pinochet
The five nastiest, most vile and downright evil women I have EVER encountered in all my years on planet Earth live right here in Red Hampshire. There are better words to describe them, but I wouldn't use such language.

Conversely; the women we met in Tennessee are absolutely wonderful...kind, courteous, compassionate. Polar opposites.

49 posted on 06/20/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: yldstrk

I see. A man needing care and affection from his wife is wanting to be “mommied.” A woman needing care and affection from her husband is not being “daddied,” babied or any such negative characterization. Husbands play no role in care and affection for their children, only women provide that.

Nope, no bias there.


50 posted on 06/20/2014 8:02:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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