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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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To: quantim
... 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 get pregnant...
by a handsome young German soldier, with a future in the Officer Corps....

Oui, Mine Herr, eet ees so delicieux, with my ankles up behind your ears....lets go twice and try for twins....

51 posted on 06/13/2005 11:27:15 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you dont have to...." ;)
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To: quantim

UH huh, and when the first labor pains start....watch them change their minds.


52 posted on 06/13/2005 11:27:34 AM PDT by marty60
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To: quantim

What type of kid would a french man have???


53 posted on 06/13/2005 11:27:56 AM PDT by Grey Rabbit
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To: quantim
FRANCIS: Yeah. I think Judith's point of view is very valid, Reg, provided the Movement never forgets that it is the inalienable right of every man--

STAN: Or woman.

FRANCIS: Or woman... to rid himself--

STAN: Or herself.

FRANCIS: Or herself.

REG: Agreed.

FRANCIS: Thank you, brother.

STAN: Or sister.

FRANCIS: Or sister. Where was I?

REG: I think you'd finished.

FRANCIS: Oh. Right.

REG: Furthermore, it is the birthright of every man--

STAN: Or woman.

REG: Why don't you shut up about women, Stan. You're putting us off.

STAN: Women have a perfect right to play a part in our movement, Reg.

FRANCIS: Why are you always on about women, Stan?

STAN: I want to be one.

REG: What?

STAN: I want to be a woman. From now on, I want you all to call me 'Loretta'.

REG: What?!

LORETTA: It's my right as a man.

JUDITH: Well, why do you want to be Loretta, Stan?

LORETTA: I want to have babies.

REG: You want to have babies?!

LORETTA: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.

REG: But... you can't have babies.

LORETTA: Don't you oppress me.

REG: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the foetus going to gestate?! You going to keep it in a box?!


54 posted on 06/13/2005 11:28:20 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: quantim

40% of french men wish they could cut off their penis.


55 posted on 06/13/2005 11:28:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: quantim
http://www.malepregnancy.com/
56 posted on 06/13/2005 11:29:42 AM PDT by Conservatrix ("He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.")
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To: quantim

Well at least 40% of french men have vaginas sooooooooo...........


57 posted on 06/13/2005 11:31:10 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Grey Rabbit

I don't know what type of kid would a french man have?

Ah am looking for ze panch line to your joke........


58 posted on 06/13/2005 11:31:50 AM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!)
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To: quantim

LOL! I wonder if they are saying this because they know it can't happen.

And if it could happen, I wonder if men are up to the task. There is a lot more to it than carrying and giving birth.

God made women to have babies.


59 posted on 06/13/2005 11:32:40 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: quantim
so that's why they spend so much time bent over...
60 posted on 06/13/2005 11:33:13 AM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: quantim

40% of French men wish they could be pregnant.

The other 60% wish they could actually be men.


61 posted on 06/13/2005 11:35:14 AM PDT by LouD
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To: A.A. Cunningham

A picture's worth a thousand words . . .


62 posted on 06/13/2005 11:35:46 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: quantim

That may explain why they keep losing one war after another.


63 posted on 06/13/2005 11:35:48 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: quantim

Sympathy Stupidity at work.


64 posted on 06/13/2005 11:36:36 AM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: quantim

I wish I could impregnate 40% of all French women.

Heck, at my age and "ability" I'd settle for a lot less.

Well OK, I'll start with just one. One at a time that is.

Pray for me. Admire my courage. Thank me for my altruistic motive in improving international "relations".

I'm just doing it for "the children".

In case of my death, please notify my attorney and relatives.


65 posted on 06/13/2005 11:39:04 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: chilepepper

LOL as usual the French keep doing what does not work hopping for a different result.


66 posted on 06/13/2005 11:39:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: april15Bendovr

One of my favorites scenes from Life of Brian...


67 posted on 06/13/2005 11:42:40 AM PDT by Conservatrix ("He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.")
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To: quantim

I'd be careful about making fun of French men, something tells me that if asked here in the good ole USA, the number might be higher.


68 posted on 06/13/2005 11:49:18 AM PDT by threeleftsmakearight
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To: quantim

"The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know."
--- P.J O'Rourke (1989)


69 posted on 06/13/2005 11:54:06 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: quantim

"What kind of wine do these French men drink?"

Pouilly Fuisse? Other wise known as Fussy P*ssy among some wags.


70 posted on 06/13/2005 11:54:48 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: quantim

Explains a lot......


71 posted on 06/13/2005 11:55:36 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: quantim
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72 posted on 06/13/2005 11:55:52 AM PDT by Conservatrix ("He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.")
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To: quantim

In all fairness, maybe they are just sick and tired of the whining.


73 posted on 06/13/2005 11:58:00 AM PDT by GreenOgre (mohammed is the false prophet of a false god.)
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To: Conservatrix

I thought this scene would fit rather well with the subject.

I have the whole collection of Monty Python movies.

Now I just need to work on the TV series


74 posted on 06/13/2005 11:58:07 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: quantim
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.

Wow, "MANY", and "GREATER PERCENTAGE". These are very valuable stats.

75 posted on 06/13/2005 11:59:15 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: quantim
Nearly 40% Of French Men Wish They Could Be Pregnant, Poll Says

The other 60% wish they could get a man pregnant.

76 posted on 06/13/2005 12:02:15 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Conservatrix

THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

Some things about living still weren’t quite right, though. April, for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away.

From: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (1961)


http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/hb.html


77 posted on 06/13/2005 12:05:08 PM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed.)
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To: quantim

"...nearly 40 percent of French men said they want to go through the real thing."

UNTIL.....

Morning sickness starts and the barfing begins
Non-stop indigestion
Continuous urges to urinate
Hemorrhoids
Sore breasts
Episiotomy

Have at it, froggies!


78 posted on 06/13/2005 12:05:09 PM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Polyxene

If men could reaaaaly get pregnant it would become a macho contest as to who could pop out the maximum number of babies with the least amount of complaints.

"Pain HAH! I produced dodecadouplettes and did not take any drugs!"

"HAH! I induced labor early so I could get pregnat again and produce two sets of Octuplets withing 16 months!"

this a stupid story about the stupid french and how stupid is as stupid does.


79 posted on 06/13/2005 12:18:44 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: threeleftsmakearight

only in the blue states...


80 posted on 06/13/2005 12:23:46 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: quantim

Can't say, I steer away from sweet, sissy, and French;)


81 posted on 06/13/2005 12:24:48 PM PDT by bwteim (Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: quantim
something sweet, sissy and French?

how about a saucy Sautern...

LOL--you hit the jackpot with this story!

82 posted on 06/13/2005 12:29:46 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: quantim

Man, that's QUEER!


83 posted on 06/13/2005 12:43:09 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: txkev

It was a side-effect of getting rid of the Germans.


84 posted on 06/13/2005 12:55:54 PM PDT by Terpfen (New Democrat Party motto: les enfant terribles)
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To: Lil'freeper; hellinahandcart

Well now, isn't that special.


85 posted on 06/13/2005 2:00:44 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: quantim

Dubonnet.


86 posted on 06/13/2005 2:28:40 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: quantim

Well!! Going in the back door. Wonder what it would look like??????


87 posted on 06/13/2005 2:36:31 PM PDT by boothead
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To: quantim

Girly men! Why does this not surprise me.


88 posted on 06/13/2005 3:06:38 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: quantim

And it's all America's fault that they can't.


89 posted on 06/13/2005 3:15:12 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: quantim

I'm not so shocked. When some moron calls me with a stupid poll (like the one cited), I usually give the most skewed answers I can think of.


90 posted on 06/13/2005 3:24:57 PM PDT by Peter vE (Ceterum censeo: delenda est Carthago.)
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To: Peter vE
I'm not so shocked. When some moron calls me with a stupid poll (like the one cited), I usually give the most skewed answers I can think of.

I would be careful when giving a false answer to such a poll. The medical community might just try this, out of morbid curiousity, if they think there is a high enough demand for it.

91 posted on 06/13/2005 4:56:30 PM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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