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Nearly 40% Of French Men Wish They Could Be Pregnant, Poll Says
AP via www.wtvo9.com ^ | June 13, 2005

Posted on 06/13/2005 11:02:59 AM PDT by quantim

NEW YORK -- Forget sympathy pains -- nearly 40 percent of French men said they want to go through the real thing.

According to a poll published in the current issue of Children's Magazine, 38 percent of the 500 French fathers questioned said they wish they could be pregnant and go through labor instead of their wives.

And the poll finds many women would be OK with that. An even greater percentage of them said they would be up for the switch.

The same survey said 71 percent of the French men surveyed said they're prepared to take a year-long sabbatical or put in a request to work part-time to be more of a hands-on dad.

The poll was conducted by the marketing company Ipsos.


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1 posted on 06/13/2005 11:02:59 AM PDT by quantim
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To: quantim

Hmmmmm...gay Paris.


2 posted on 06/13/2005 11:04:17 AM PDT by demlosers
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To: quantim
100% of men polled in France say they'd rather just surrender!
3 posted on 06/13/2005 11:04:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: quantim

3,... 2,... 1,...


4 posted on 06/13/2005 11:04:41 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: quantim

What else can be added!


5 posted on 06/13/2005 11:04:54 AM PDT by technomage
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To: quantim

Mon Dieu!


6 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:08 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (frenchmen- beyond your expectations!)
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To: quantim

wee, wee!


7 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:19 AM PDT by WoodstockCat (W2 !!! Four more Years!!)
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To: quantim

The French will do anything to avoid military service.


8 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:25 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: quantim


So can we deduce that 40% are fags ?


9 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:28 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: quantim
The Germans tried to arrange it twice last century.
10 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:36 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: quantim

I thought French men COULD be pregnant. Have I been laboring under a misapprehension all these years?


11 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:39 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: quantim

Sitting down to pee ping!


12 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:57 AM PDT by MarineBrat (We are taxed twice as much by our idleness. -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: quantim

13 posted on 06/13/2005 11:05:58 AM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: quantim

Your title is misleading..."French men" is an oxymoron.


14 posted on 06/13/2005 11:07:11 AM PDT by jamz
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To: quantim

Somebody please remind me why we saved them in WWII?


15 posted on 06/13/2005 11:07:42 AM PDT by txkev
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To: quantim
Please tell me this is a joke...

The only 'men' I know of who would ever want to become pregnant would be male-to-female transsexuals, and even they are cautious about it.

But given advance in medical technology tissue and organ engineering, I would say these French may get their wish in a decade or so.

16 posted on 06/13/2005 11:07:54 AM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: quantim

Should read....... ONLY 40%.......


17 posted on 06/13/2005 11:08:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (It's not up to the gov't to give you an education. It's up to you to take it from them......)
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To: quantim

Kinda explains why they bend over and let their government screw them at every turn, doesn't it?


18 posted on 06/13/2005 11:08:10 AM PDT by Morgan's Raider
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To: quantim

19 posted on 06/13/2005 11:09:01 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: quantim

Does this make the other 60% of French men Muslims?


20 posted on 06/13/2005 11:09:08 AM PDT by My2Cents
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To: jamz

#14:

That is quite true. The really interesting thing is that a French man probably COULD get pregnant.


21 posted on 06/13/2005 11:09:58 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: quantim

"Now isn't that special ... "


22 posted on 06/13/2005 11:10:17 AM PDT by Babu
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To: quantim

They probably thing the "GETTING" pregnant is the best part!


23 posted on 06/13/2005 11:10:24 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: Paul C. Jesup
Please tell me this is a joke...

Paul Harvey read this article this morning.  Almost drove off the road!  Hilarious.

24 posted on 06/13/2005 11:10:32 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper; hellinahandcart

I always knew France was a nation of sissies...


25 posted on 06/13/2005 11:11:18 AM PDT by sauropod (De gustibus non est disputandum)
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To: Paul C. Jesup

What kind of Frankenstein pollster asks these kinds of questions?


26 posted on 06/13/2005 11:12:04 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: quantim

This is actually embarrassing!... Don't' these guys/gays? come with B***s anymore?


27 posted on 06/13/2005 11:12:34 AM PDT by ElPatriota (Let's not forget, we are all still friends despite our differences)
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To: jamz

C'est vrai, mon ami.


28 posted on 06/13/2005 11:12:43 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: quantim

Geez, how unsurprising.


29 posted on 06/13/2005 11:12:48 AM PDT by Guillermo (42% of suicide bombers in Iraq are Saudi and Bush continues to lick their boots)
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To: quantim

So THAT'S why they can never win a war!


30 posted on 06/13/2005 11:13:20 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Brilliant
What kind of Frankenstein pollster asks these kinds of questions?

Leftists during a slow news day.

31 posted on 06/13/2005 11:13:22 AM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: quantim

I wonder what percentage of French men wish they could be men?


32 posted on 06/13/2005 11:14:11 AM PDT by Spok
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To: quantim

I'm trying to figure out the reason for this. There are two possible likely reasons.

French men love their wives unconditionally and would do anything for them, they would accept without fear the opportunity to bear the pain for their wives, showing how tough they are (because women are twice as tough as men having to endure such things as pregnancy and childbirth) and how much they care about their wives not wanting them to suffer and endure the pain. Which I think would be a genuine display of love and affection for their wives.

Or, French men are a bunch of girly men. And they want to be girls.

Seeing as how traditional marriage doesn't mean that much in Europe anymore, its probably reason #2.


33 posted on 06/13/2005 11:14:18 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (Ethiopia: The New Happiest Place on Earth.)
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To: quantim
And a similar poll, taken among Parisian women, revealed that 80% of the respondents wished that there were more real men in France.
34 posted on 06/13/2005 11:14:39 AM PDT by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: quantim

60% of French men probably wish they weren't French too.


35 posted on 06/13/2005 11:14:43 AM PDT by caver (In the words of that illustrious socialite twit Paris Hilton, "That's hot".)
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To: quantim

So when I've been saying "F--- the French", they are taking it as a compliment?


36 posted on 06/13/2005 11:15:09 AM PDT by Tall_Texan (If you can think 180-degrees apart from reality, you might be a Democrat.)
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To: quantim
It all boils down to not wanting to have to get up and go to work in the morning. They are such lazy bastards! The 35-hour workweek just isn't good enough. They will want a 32-hour week and than a 28-hour week and on and on. Between the paid holidays, vacations, shortened work-weeks and now MATERNITY time, it's a wonder these French slugs even remember what their jobs are!
37 posted on 06/13/2005 11:15:17 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand?)
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To: quantim
"71 percent of the French men surveyed said they're prepared to take a year-long sabbatical or put in a request to work part-time to be more of a hands-on dad..."

They had to take a poll to confirm that French men would like to work less?

38 posted on 06/13/2005 11:15:27 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Warthogtjm

Good one............Warthog=A10.......tjm=???. I used to be a loader..


39 posted on 06/13/2005 11:15:42 AM PDT by marmar (Even though I may look different then you...my blood runs red, white and blue.....)
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To: cjshapi

'nuff said.


40 posted on 06/13/2005 11:16:21 AM PDT by Junior (“Even if you are one-in-a-million, there are still 6,000 others just like you.”)
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To: caver

My girl just had our first child and if I could have, I would have carried my little boy so she didnt have to deal with any of the pain and hell, I already combine all kinds of different foods together and scarf it down. Although those 38% also wish they could probably have a punaner as well and not have to be a man.


41 posted on 06/13/2005 11:18:26 AM PDT by cdawg20
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To: quantim; NautiNurse; andrew2527; AnAmericanMother; A Jovial Cad; Betis70; Bigturbowski; ...
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What kind of wine do these French men drink?

Beaujolais seems a little too sophisticated...anyone want to suggest something sweet, sissy and French?

42 posted on 06/13/2005 11:19:31 AM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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I used to have a picture of CHEESE-EATING_Surrender-Monkeys......But I don't have a pregnant one.......
43 posted on 06/13/2005 11:20:52 AM PDT by jmq
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To: quantim

I think the French are fibbing. French men really don't want to have babies; they merely want to lop the heads off the little darlings to bring back the glory days of the Terror.


44 posted on 06/13/2005 11:21:20 AM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Junior

Anything for them to get out work.


45 posted on 06/13/2005 11:21:49 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: quantim

It's easy to say when you know it's not going to happen. I wonder what the results would be if the prospect was more credible.


46 posted on 06/13/2005 11:22:15 AM PDT by nosofar
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To: nosofar
It's easy to say when you know it's not going to happen. I wonder what the results would be if the prospect was more credible.

See post 16 of this thread.

47 posted on 06/13/2005 11:23:12 AM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Reactionary

French women must be in dire need of some masculine attention. If I were young and single I would be headed over.


48 posted on 06/13/2005 11:23:20 AM PDT by Sterco
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To: quantim

And the same percentage of French women have hairy armpits...


49 posted on 06/13/2005 11:23:31 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: quantim

No thanks. Already had a kidney stone. Not putting a baby through there, too.


50 posted on 06/13/2005 11:24:51 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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