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Are Men Stupid?
CNN ^ | Mon April 23, 2012 | Frida Ghitis

Posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?

John Edwards crashing from the heights of promise to infamy, from presidential candidate to defendant in a trial after a secret affair; Secret Service agents ending their careers in disgrace over dalliances with prostitutes in Colombia, all join that long procession of men who managed to self-destruct, pulling a pin on the grenade of their careers and perhaps their personal lives for the sake of a little fun.

The pageant of legacy-killing misjudgment includes a president, several might-have-been presidents, a few governors, a World Bank director, a former Dutch prime minister, an Israeli president and one of the top golfers of all time. And that is only a partial list.

How to explain it?

The question has baffled women, mostly, since biblical times.

Perhaps the Secret Service agents thought their behavior, if discovered, would raise no eyebrows. But the stupidity was in evidence when one of the agents, who had earlier "protected" Sarah Palin, posted on Facebook that he was "checking her out." Sounds like the claim of a 13-year-old boy. And the decision to post the comment displays the common sense of an 8-year-old.

But that level of maturity and judgment shines compared to the decision of, say President BillClinton, who risked his presidency to have an affair with Monica Lewinsky, and then lied about it repeatedly.

A brilliant man, everyone said about the president, but also one of only two presidents in American history impeached.

The Clinton experience almost numbed us to the epidemic scale of the problem. Over and over we hear stories that defy belief.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billlockyer; genderwars; men; nadialockyer; psychology
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1 posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:33 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, grrrrls, they are!


2 posted on 04/29/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway
Only when they let the little head lead. Hormones are powerful.

Otherwise, they can accomplish great things.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/29/2012 6:20:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

‘FridaGhitis’? Sounds like a series affliction.


4 posted on 04/29/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Life is supposed to be like your penis -—simple, relaxed and hanging freely.

It’s the women who make it hard.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered .)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m stoopid , fur shure! My ex told me so.


6 posted on 04/29/2012 6:21:29 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway
I am reminded of that great song from a classic film, full of truisms and pithy advice, Mary Poppins...

Though we adore men individually,
We agree that as a group, they're rather stuuuuu- pid!

7 posted on 04/29/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: B4Ranch

Win.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: nickcarraway
The question has baffled women, mostly, since biblical times.

Women prolly cheat as much as men. Women want love and emotion. Men are more visceral...... they just want sex.

9 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:18 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: nickcarraway

The ones who let their pee pee run their lives are... John Edwards is the poster child for that...


10 posted on 04/29/2012 6:24:02 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: nickcarraway
Frida is the 3rd one from the left.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: nickcarraway

Men are definitely stupid — and the proof of that is this: we let the women have the vote.


12 posted on 04/29/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

‘stupid’ would of been a compliment coming from my ex!


13 posted on 04/29/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway

Frida hasn’t read about the epidemic of female teachers with their underage students?


14 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:01 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: nickcarraway

Compared to what? A cat? Possibly!


15 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: nickcarraway

God gave men brains and penises but only enough blood to operate one at a time.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 6:26:07 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: nickcarraway

The snake in the garden twisted Gods word and Eve took a bit of the fruit of knowledge. Eve fell for just words. Then she stood in front of Adam naked and talked him into falling.


17 posted on 04/29/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: nickcarraway

Without morals, guidance, upbringing, a sense of right & wrong?

Yes.

When we let our lower selves take over, we get what we deserve.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 6:29:42 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: nickcarraway

The male human animal has not evolved beyond that instinctive drive to respond to attractive females that make themselves available.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: nickcarraway

Are people stupid? Yeah, pretty often.

At least Secret Service guys have sharp suits and cool shades.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 6:30:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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To: nickcarraway

Are people stupid? Yeah, pretty often.

At least Secret Service guys have sharp suits and cool shades.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 6:30:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Your bulk-rate supplier of colons and semicolons!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Frida hasn’t read about the epidemic of female teachers with their underage students?”

Apparently she doesn’t realize that Monica Lewinsky, John Edwards’ baby-momma, and NJ governor Jim McGreevey’s second ex-wife are hardly rocket scientists. They ended up with nothing but trashed reputations, and the two with children probably won’t even get child support...


22 posted on 04/29/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: nickcarraway

23 posted on 04/29/2012 6:31:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nickcarraway
From the linked article: "That we're finding out about these men, and that their political careers are in many cases ending, is a sign that society is changing. "

The hypocrisy of CNN is absolutely mind-boggling. They mention that Clinton had an affair and repeatedly lied about it.

Nothing about perjury. Nothing about obstruction of justice. Nothing about intimidating witnesses. Nothing about lewdly propositioning Paula Jones, lying about it, and then attempting to rob her of her day in court.

These hypocrites KNEW what Clinton was all about BEFORE they saddled the nation with him. If they were doing their job even-handedly and with the goal of pursuing the truth, Clinton might not even have been Governor of Arkansas.

These people, including CNN, are not just helping criminals like Clinton; they ARE Clinton. Without them, Clintion is nothing. Without Clinton, and the power he is awarded by purposefully uninformed voters, CNN is nothing.

24 posted on 04/29/2012 6:31:49 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Red Steel

I do get the sense from that photo that Miz Ghitis is rather unfamiliar with the male of the species.

Maybe she’d be a little less baffled if she stuck to her own turf.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 6:32:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Retired Chemist

hahaha


26 posted on 04/29/2012 6:32:57 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“The male human animal has not evolved beyond that instinctive drive to respond to attractive females that make themselves available.”

That describes some males (and their willing females); they usually don’t get far beyond grammar school diplomas and government housing. Some go further, but it always brings them down.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 6:33:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: nickcarraway
Question: "Are Men Stupid?"

Answer: No.

Comment: The individuals involved were government employees or elected officials a degenerate subgroup of the American populace. To seek and be elected to office in the United States is prima facie evidence of severe vice addiction.

28 posted on 04/29/2012 6:33:42 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Revolting cat!

I had a bout of Frida dring my second year of college


29 posted on 04/29/2012 6:35:22 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: nickcarraway
Imagine any news outlet putting up an article entitled "are women stupid?"

The backlash...Yikes.

30 posted on 04/29/2012 6:35:33 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: nickcarraway
But I believe the common denominator, the proximate cause of the irrational behavior, is arrogance; the belief by some powerful men that they can get away with it. That the world is still their unchallenged domain, as it was years ago, when few people knew about a president bringing women to the White House to have sex, as John F. Kennedy did, or pressuring his secretary to yield to sexual advances, as was common. It is willful ignorance that the world has changed.

No, that's completely wrong (and typical feminist term paper fodder). The author is a woman though, so I will help her out and answer her question.

How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?

Easy answer. From an early age the one overriding question on men's mind is how to score with women. For many of us, becoming rich and/or powerful is one of those ways to get women. Many men don't go into politics for any goal to accomplish other than to become powerful and be able to pick up chicks.

So the answer to the question why would a man thow away his career trying to get women, is a puzzled, "Duh, that's what the career if for in the first place."

31 posted on 04/29/2012 6:36:01 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Keith in Iowa

“The male human animal has not evolved beyond that instinctive drive to respond to attractive females that make themselves available.”

Yep. We are all pretty much cave men in blue jeans. It’s hard to overcome millions of years of evolution to spread our seed.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 6:37:01 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
It's simple fluid dynamics. We have a sufficient volume of blood in our systems to operate our brain or our penis, not both.
33 posted on 04/29/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: nickcarraway

“Are Men Stupid?”

This hypothesis was actually tested by real scientists wearing white lab coats at a Hooters restaurant.

“Three average-looking men were chosen at random off the street and given large amounts of cereal malt beverages.
“One was given a placebo, Miller Lite, as a control. He got up shortly afterward and left, so we found someone else.”
“After several hours of consuming said beverages, and experiencing their surroundings, the men were asked (in turn) to place their right index fingers on their noses.”

“The first subject stuck his finger in his own eye.
“The second stuck his finger up his nose.
“The third (control) managed to place his finger on his nose.
He was given an ice cream cone, and proceeded to jam it on his forehead.”

Conclusion: Beer and large busted women in tight tee shirts make men stupid, but they may have already been stupid.”
“Please remit remainder of grant funding.”
Dr. I.M. Kooky
New Englund Jernal of Meda, Medy, Doctoring


34 posted on 04/29/2012 6:39:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: William Tell
These hypocrites KNEW what Clinton was all about BEFORE they saddled the nation with him.

Absolutely. Why else does a candidate for POTUS need a Bimbo Eruption Chief?

35 posted on 04/29/2012 6:39:10 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: nickcarraway

No real men are not stupid. The attempted feminization of of men has produced poor results.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 6:39:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

Uh, what’s your point, girlie?


37 posted on 04/29/2012 6:41:31 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: nickcarraway
I think Jeff Foxworthy had both the best and most pithy axiom to describe the sexes:

“Men are STUPID and women are CRAZY!!!”

38 posted on 04/29/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not all Democrats are Bums but all Bums are Democrats".)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Easy answer. From an early age the one overriding question on men's mind is how to score with women. For many of us, becoming rich and/or powerful is one of those ways to get women. Many men don't go into politics for any goal to accomplish other than to become powerful and be able to pick up chicks. So the answer to the question why would a man thow away his career trying to get women, is a puzzled, "Duh, that's what the career if for in the first place."

31 posts before the correct answer. Men educate and learn a skill to get money. Why do they want money? So they can obtain power. Why do they want power? To get chicks.

Women, natural socialists eschew risk taking and could never understand men risking everything for sex....Viva la difference!

39 posted on 04/29/2012 6:45:03 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: B4Ranch

mega keyboard spew alert.

the hormones G-d gave men are evil. Men are genetically
programmed by G-d presuming G-d exists. Millions of
years of evolution is evil? It resulted in the human race
itself. Is the human race evil? Is G-d evil? Men self-destructing is a social myth.

OTOH, desperate women and vindictive women are everywhere one looks.

OK they are saying time for my shower now. You all take care.

:-(


40 posted on 04/29/2012 6:48:59 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: bmwcyle

“Then she stood in front of Adam naked and talked him into falling.”

They were both already naked “and and were not ashamed” (Genesis 2:25). After Adam sinned, THEN the consequences of shame and distortion of the sex drive.


41 posted on 04/29/2012 6:54:07 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: nickcarraway

Think of an invention. Any invention. Who do you think invented it? Was it a feminist womyn’s studies major? Was it a professor of ethnic studies or Marxist philosophy? Or was it a white or Asian man?


42 posted on 04/29/2012 6:56:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: nickcarraway
Are Men Stupid?

What idiot asked that question?

43 posted on 04/29/2012 6:59:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Red Steel

The second one is worth checking out. :)


44 posted on 04/29/2012 7:02:06 PM PDT by xp38
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To: nickcarraway

“Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?”

The article is written by a woman.

By her nature, she cannot understand.

Because she is not a male, she will -never- understand.

Such is the gender gap...


45 posted on 04/29/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: nickcarraway

Anybody that voted for Obama or Romney is dumb as a brick.


46 posted on 04/29/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: nickcarraway

Takes two.
‘nuf said.


47 posted on 04/29/2012 7:04:09 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Albinos Of The World Unite! You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Brains
http://www.fredoneverything.net/AlbinosUnite.shtml


48 posted on 04/29/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: nickcarraway

Certainly. Or the species would not continue.


49 posted on 04/29/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: xp38

Frida appears, from the photo, to be a dyke. There’s probably some penis envy haunting her.


50 posted on 04/29/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT by mountaineer1997
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