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  • Women begin feeling invisible to men ‘when they turn 51′

    04/06/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 273 replies
    SWNS.com ^ | 25MAR2014 | SWNS Reporter
    Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it emerged yesterday. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt they no longer received the level of attention they once did after hitting 51. Many even went as far as to admit they felt ‘ignored’. The women claimed their confidence plummeted after hitting 50 and blamed greying hair, having to to wear glasses or even struggling to find fashionable clothes. The lifestyle study, commissioned by herbal remedies company, A.Vogel, also found more than two thirds of women over 45 had walked into a room...
  • More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

    01/19/2014 2:48:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Melissa Hogenboom
    More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia. But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.
  • We're Losing the War On Poverty Because Our Schools Turn Boys Into Eunuchs

    01/19/2014 8:05:37 AM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    As a binge-TV watcher, I’ve relished devouring serial dramas in advertising-free gulps. But “Breaking Bad” — the story about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned clandestine meth-cooking badass – didn’t appeal. Then Anthony Hopkins declared it an “epic work” with “the best actors I’ve ever seen.” Midway through season two, I understand why Walter White is heroic. As men increasingly check out of work, marriage, and fatherhood, it’s hard not to root for a man fiercely determined to secure his family’s future before dying – despite his morally abhorrent methods. That there are dramatically fewer men willing and able to safeguard...
  • Top 10 Turn-Offs for Women

    01/12/2014 11:15:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    LifeScript ^ | 01/12/2014 | Michelle Smith
    Have you considered turn-offs for women? Or do you tend to instantly like or dislike a man without knowing why? There was a time when women were predominately concerned with making themselves more appealing to the opposite sex. But now that many women prefer to choose instead of being chosen, their preferences demand attention. Here are 10 turn-offs for women of all ages and stages of their relationships. 1. Being IgnoredBeing ignored is one of the main things that turn women off. From the first day of a relationship until death, most women expect their partners to be attentive. Most...
  • Men Are 'On Strike' Throughout The U.S.: What Are The Causes? (More John Galt than Peter Pan?)

    01/12/2014 6:48:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jerry Bowyer
    I haven’t seen my copy of Men On Strike for several weeks. I kept careful watch on the book until I finished interviewing her, but after that it disappeared into the Bowyer-Family-Book-Sharing Vortex from which it has not yet emerged. That’s because it is an easy read about a topic which is interesting in both a social science theory way, and in a figuring out how to get by in the current world kind of way. Men on Strike is pretty much what the title says it is, a book about how many men have decided not to participate in...
  • Why competing with men has left women out of touch with their feminine side

    01/11/2014 6:45:03 AM PST · by B212 · 34 replies
    Recently, the media has been awash with articles suggesting that career women are to relationships what garlic is to a vampire - the kiss of death. We're unable to sustain meaningful unions, apparently, because men are intimidated by our intellect, threatened by our higher earning potential and turned off by our controlling, capable, yet powerful personalities. Two years ago I went to dinner with a doctor who told me that I 'wasn't in touch with my femininity' as I 'didn't flirt or wear much make-up'. His diagnosis also included the undeniable fact that I was in 'acute need of affection'....
  • CAMILLE PAGLIA: WAR ON MEN DESTROYING AMERICAN CULTURE

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described “notorious Amazon feminist” who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues

    01/01/2014 11:56:30 AM PST · by wildbill · 38 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 12/28/2013 | Camille Paglia
    'What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia. This self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" isn't telling anyone to Lean In or asking Why Women Still Can't Have It All. No, her indictment may be as surprising as it is wide-ranging: The military is out of fashion, Americans undervalue manual labor, schools neuter male students, opinion makers deny the biological differences between men and women, and sexiness is dead. And that's just 20 minutes of our three-hour conversation.
  • Why don’t as many men go to church as women?

    12/04/2013 2:17:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 12/4/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium.What great fruits the liturgical reforms have produced!  Jammed churches, long confession lines, full schools, lots of weddings and baptisms, convents bursting, seminaries churning out priests as fast as they can be ordained….Back in 1967 when the reformers were creating the Novus Ordo, an experimental “Missa Normativa” was celebrated for a groups of cardinals and bishops. After this Mass, Card. Heenan of Westminster remarked to the Synod of Bishops in Rome: At home, it is not only women and children but also fathers of families and young men who come regularly to Mass....
  • The moment woman bit off man's LIP in horrifying fight at German beer festival Octoberfest

    12/03/2013 5:12:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2013 | Tom Gardner
    A man has had to have emergency surgery to reattach his lip after a woman bit it off during a fight at Germany's annual beer festival Oktoberfest. Video has emerged of the savage fight which shows the woman - appropriately wearing costume devil's horns - clamping her jaws around the bottom lip of the her victim. He is seen desperately trying to pull his head away as his onlookers attempt to disentangle the pair.
  • Why women still need husbands

    12/02/2013 2:48:21 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/22/2013 | By Suzanne Venker
    Over the past several decades, America has witnessed a profound change in the way women view men and marriage. It began with the baby boomer adage “never depend on a man.” This message resulted in a generation of women who turned their attention away from the home and onto the workforce. They did what their mothers told them to do: they became financially independent so they’d never have to rely on a husband. ~snip~ How can they spend more time with their children? How can they make time for exercise or even a social life? How can they keep their...
  • How should women respond to men withdrawing from courtship?

    11/19/2013 4:37:03 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 61 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    In my last post I explained why it makes logical sense for men to greatly limit the amount of “courtship” they offer women in today’s post sexual revolution sexual and marriage marketplace (SMP & MMP). But this leaves the question of what this means for women, and how they should rationally respond to men’s rational choices.For women who want to meet and marry a suitable man.The key to answering the question involves understanding the woman’s primary objective. If the goal is to maximize the amount of courtship she receives, skip below to the section on courting for sex. If a...
  • Why men are withdrawing from courtship.

    11/16/2013 5:37:57 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 330 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    One of the more common refrains in the “Where have all of the good men gone!” lament is men’s increasing unwillingness to court women the way women expect to be courted. This is almost always framed as either a great mystery or a case of weak men screwing up feminism (or both).Examples of this concern abound, from Aunt Haley’s last three posts, to the divorced single mother who found out men weren’t willing to spend very much to court her, to the woman in Vox’s recent post lamenting that her 59 year old friend was only offered half a sandwich...
  • Man buys house next to ex-wife, erects giant middle finger statue

    11/16/2013 12:53:09 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 71 replies
    FoxDetroit.com ^ | 15NOV2013 | Randy Wimbley
    <p>Nothing quite communicates the wrath of a scorned lover like the middle finger. But in Bloomfield Hills, this middle finger is loud and proud - in the form of a near 12-foot high statue one man erected next door to his ex-wife.</p>
  • Gaze-tracking Study Apparently Confirms Everyone Really IS Staring At Your Chest

    10/29/2013 11:11:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 63 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Chelsea Karnash
    LINCOLN, NE (CBS) – A new study has confirmed something women have been complaining about for years. The research, out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and published in the Springer-published journal Sex Roles, essentially corroborates the belief that people tend to focus more on the breasts and figure of a woman when analyzing her appearance than they do on her face. According to researchers, the study was the first ever to use eye-tracking technology to examine the glances of men when the “ogle” or “check out” women, whereas previous research had used only women’s self-reported experiences. After monitoring how the...
  • Boys could be spiked from New York high school girls' volleyball team

    09/27/2013 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 27 Sep 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two boys playing on a girls’ volleyball team at a New York high school could see their playing time spiked when league officials consider modifying a rule that allows them to play with the fairer sex. Seniors Andrew Lafortezza and Jason Elbaum both played for the co-ed volleyball club last season at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua. But due to budgetary constraints, the Quakers were unable to field a boys’ team this year, prompting the teens to seek a spot on the girls’ squad, which they earned after receiving approval from league officials in August. ... Kim Cleary, the...
  • Brooklyn Women Are the Country’s Pickiest Daters

    09/17/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/17 | ALLISON P. DAVIS
    A study from (previously unheard of) dating site AYI.com analyzed nearly 500,000 interactions on their website and found that women from Brooklyn are the least likely to respond to messages from prospective suitors on online dating sites. Men in the tri-state looking for a romantic connection are better off contacting the "less selective" women of Jersey City, as the response rate is much higher. Women in Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles were also picky, while residents of Miami, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Portland, Oregon, are basically willing to date anyone, results reveal. While the study makes no claims...
  • How Roommates Replaced Spouses in the 20th Century

    09/03/2013 1:57:00 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-3-2013 | Derek Thompson
    In 1968, just six percent of young people --between 18 and 31 -- lived with platonic roommates, according to Pew Research. The vast majority (85 percent!) of Americans who had moved on from their homes and college dorms shacked up with spouses. ....... Put more quirkily: In 1968, if you wanted to throw a dinner party for all your twentysomething friends who had moved out of their parents' home, and you invited three girls who lived together, you would have to invite fourteen married couples to make the party proportionally representative of your generation's living arrangements (okay, not a priority...
  • Sorry Ladies: Bobby Riggs Threw His Match Against Billie Jean King

    08/28/2013 8:05:28 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    A few months back, when I was swatting away the absolutely absurd notion that Brittney Griner could play in the NBA, I snarked, “Then again, Billie Jean King did beat a 55-year-old former pro that one time, so maybe Griner will totes fit into the NBA.” But even that bit of credit was unwarranted, apparently. Because it turns out the infamous battle of the sexes—in which the 30-year-old King routed the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs—wasn’t a legit match. Allegedly, the fix was in: The story is filled with fascinating nuggets. Like JVL, I hadn’t realized that Riggs trounced—just absolutely crushed, in...
  • Liberal women turning men into less successful wimps?

    08/10/2013 10:45:46 AM PDT · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 10, 2013 | Martha
    Is there a difference between politically liberal men and those who hold right wing views? Are physically weak men more likely to support the welfare state and wealth distribution while men who are strong more likely to support right wing policies?
  • Students Embrace “BroChoice,” Want Abortions Legal for Sex Without Consequences

    07/16/2013 7:16:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A new video shows college students embracing the pro-abortion “BroChoice” campaign that says abortion should remain legal so men can enjoy sex without consequences like taking care of a baby or paying child support. Last week, pro-abortion blogger Ben Sherman explained the #brochoice movement, saying that if abortion isn’t readily accessible, especially in his state of Texas, men’s sex lives are at stake. It was the ultimate form of male-chauvinism, yet NARAL and other pro-abortion women’s groups took to Twitter in support of the campaign. Talk show host Caleb Bonham wondered if young men embraced the idea and conducted a...
  • Why a Man should allow the lady to speak 1st

    06/17/2013 11:10:28 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 52 replies
    youtube via email ^ | taday | unknown/youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=E3pjq0WAupc
  • Men mature at approximately age 43, British study confirms

    06/11/2013 5:11:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 123 replies
    The Province ^ | June 11, 2013
    A British study has identified the age at which men finally grow up -- and it's 43. That's 11 years later than their female counterparts, according to research commissioned by Nickelodeon UK. Men demonstrate their immaturity by being amused at farts and burps and playing video games, among other things, said women who participated in the survey. Not being able to cook simple meals, re-telling the same old stories and jokes when out with the boys, and owning a skateboard or BMX were also high on the list. Nickelodeon UK released the results in support of its launch of a...
  • Obama notes 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act, says more work needed to close gender wage gap

    06/10/2013 9:27:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Republic ^ | 6/10/13
    ... Obama is calling attention to the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act that aimed to eliminate gender wage disparities, making the case for strengthening the law that President John F. Kennedy signed in 1963. Obama, speaking to an audience almost entirely of women, says women continue to be paid less than men. He says: "This is the 21st century. It's time to close that gap."
  • On the Beach, Men Are More Likely to Approach a Tattooed Woman

    05/26/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 156 replies
    Smithsonian.com ^ | 23MAY2013 | Unknown
    There are a lot of reasons to think twice before getting something permanently drawn on your body. One is that people still treat those with tattoos differently than those without. One recent study, for instance, looked at how men treat women with tattoos. What they found was that men are more likely to approach a woman with a tattoo and more likely to expect a date or sex with that woman. Here’s how the study worked. Researchers had women place temporary tattoos on their lower backs and sent them to a well-known beach. The women were instructed to lay on...
  • Why Male Pansies Can’t Attract a Good Woman

    05/19/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | May 2013 | Regis Giles
    A while back I received several e-mails from guys requesting my advice on how to attract a female like me. You see, they seem to have a hard time attracting women that are into shooting and the outdoors… and I understand this. Being that we humans aren’t whitetail deer and you can’t rub your scent on a tree to find yourself a mate, it makes things harder for guys. I’ve decided to throw these guys a bone, and any others who need help, on how to attract such a lady. Here are essential points to follow in attracting the Katniss...
  • Feminist Theories Offer Cold Comfort at 40

    05/04/2013 9:55:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 3, 2013 | Marta H. Mossburg
    Feminists could not have created a better foil for themselves than Susan Patton. She is the woman who sent a letter to the Daily Princetonian in March advising female students to look for a mate in college because there would never be such a high concentration of well-educated, eligible men surrounding them. Patton, who graduated from Princeton University in 1977, urged the school’s young women to, “Find a husband on campus before you graduate.” For linking early marriage to happiness she was excoriated by an onslaught of Ivy League grads and their intellectual peers who labeled her everything from “elitist”...
  • Antibiotic Protects Men from Attractive Women

    04/29/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    Newton Blog ^ | 4-28-2013 | Alex Berezow
    Heterosexual men mentally melt in the presence of attractive women. As Tom Jacobs writes in Pacific Standard, even the very thought of possibly interacting with a woman is enough to "temporarily impede men's mental abilities." Of course, women know this, and some use it to their advantage. (Companies also know this, and they use it to their advantage, too: During my years in graduate school, many of the biotech sales reps were unusually attractive women.) Men feel more trusting toward women who cause them to be sexually aroused, even if there is no good justification for it -- just like...
  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 79 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 2-1-13 | Joseph Nordqvist
    Husbands who help out with household chores have less sex than men in so-called "traditional" marriages where housework is done exclusively by the wife, researchers from the USA and Spain reported in the journal American Sociological Review. In faithful relationships, the wife whose husband is involved in housework obviously has less sex too, the authors added. This latest study contradicts most previous ones, which tended to imply that married men generally have more sex in exchange for doing housework. However, those studies did not take into account which chores the husbands did.The researchers, all sociologists, said that their study demonstrated...
  • Crazy World: Kuwaiti wife Wants to Divorce 'Smelly' Hubby

    03/14/2013 2:48:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, March 14, 2013
    A woman in Kuwait filed for a divorce from her husband for his bad smell, saying she could no longer stand the smell, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The unidentified woman told court she had tried many times to persuade her husband to have treatment but he refused and beat her up. “She filed for a divorce…she said she could no longer adapt to or accept the bad smell of her husband,” Alanba daily said
  • McCain Says He Would be “Comfortable” With His Daughter Serving in Combat

    02/13/2013 8:55:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 13, 2013 | Patrick Burke
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he would “feel not only comfortable but proud” if he had a daughter serving in a front-line combat position in the U.S. military. … Sen. McCain has seven children, including four sons and three daughters. His son Jimmy served in the Marine Corps and two others—Jack and Doug—are or were Navy pilots. …
  • Women in Ground Combat - How did it happen? And what will it do to the military?

    02/12/2013 7:57:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 47 replies
    The American Interest ^ | January 28, 2013 | BING WEST
    Two decades ago, the Commandant of the Marine Corps declared that women serving in the infantry “would destroy the Marine Corps.” General Robert Barrow explained that, “in three wars—World War II, Korea and Vietnam—I found no place for women to be down in the ground combat element.” He cited the 1950 fighting retreat from the Chosin Reservoir in temperatures of minus 20 degrees, with one Marine division pitted against eight Chinese divisions. Had women comprised 15 percent of his division, Barrow concluded, the Marines would have lost the battle.  “The very nature of women disqualifies them from doing it (killing...
  • Author: Good women are hard to find

    02/03/2013 8:29:06 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 251 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-3-13 | Drew Zahn
    Never mind looking for a good man, says the author of a hot, new book being released this week – good women are the ones who are hard to find.
  • More housework, less sex for married men: study

    01/30/2013 3:37:56 PM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    France 24 ^ | 01/30/2013
    AFP - The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say: the more housework married men do, the less sex they have, according to a new study published Wednesday. Husbands who spend more time doing traditionally female chores -- such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping -- reported having less sex than those who do more masculine tasks, said the study in the American Sociological Review.
  • Married men who help out with the housework 'get less sex'

    01/30/2013 7:06:32 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 51 replies
    Indian Express ^ | Wed Jan 30 2013, 20:04 hrs
    Men, mopping the kitchen may not help you get lucky in the bedroom! Men who do more household chores typically viewed as feminine - like cleaning, cooking and washing - have less sex than those who don't, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal American Sociological Review, are correlational, so they can't say whether dish-washing actually makes men less sexy. "Our findings suggest the importance of socialised gender roles for sexual frequency in heterosexual marriage," said Sabino Kornrich, lead author from the Center for Advanced Studies at the Juan March Institute in Madrid. "Couples in which...
  • Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal

    01/25/2013 8:13:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | Jul 4, 2012 | Marine Capt Katie Petronio
    Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal Women can conduct and lead combat operations; that is not the issue. Author: Capt Katie Petronio The Marine Corps Times recently published a handful of articles in regard to opening Infantry Officer Course (IOC) to females and the possibility of integrating women into the infantry community. In mid-April the Commandant directed the “integration” of the first wave of female officers into IOC this summer following completion of The Basic School (TBS). This action may or may not pave the way for female Marines to serve in the infantry as the results...
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • Why Young Men are Giving Up on Marriage

    01/18/2013 2:05:46 PM PST · by NYer · 216 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 17, 2013 | Hilary White
    Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center.Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time.Pew’s findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of the culture,...
  • When Neutered Men Speak to Boys [where have the real men gone?]

    01/17/2013 9:18:29 AM PST · by virgil283 · 45 replies
    hinkinghousewife ^ | WHEELER MacPherson
    "And so I began to search my memory, and I could not recall a single adult male in my boyhood speaking to me or my friends in such tones. I cannot recall any men routinely squatting down or leaning over to make themselves appear closer to my own height. I cannot remember any men putting a breathless wheezing whisper into their words. I cannot bring to mind a single incident in which a grown man opened his eyes and mouth as wide as possible and talked to me like some grinning, masculine Norma Desmond. What I do remember are the...
  • Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’

    01/11/2013 5:39:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 388 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1-10-13 | Hilary White
    Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time. Pew’s findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of...
  • Goodnight kiss is a 'thing of the past'

    10/14/2012 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:38AM BST 14 Oct 2012
    The goodnight kiss is a thing of the past and most of us sleep with our backs turned to our partner, according to a new study. The research into our nocturnal habits suggests romance is now dead in British bedrooms. Indeed, a quarter of lovers say they cannot bear their partner touching them while they are sleeping. The sleep behavior study found that 54 percent of Brits choose to turn away and sleep with their back to their lover in a bid to get a good night's sleep. And it isn't just cuddling that's off the agenda as 90 percent...
  • Men, Who Needs Them? (New York Times Editorial)

    08/29/2012 11:23:17 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 137 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2012 | GREG HAMPIKIAN
    MAMMALS are named after their defining characteristic, the glands capable of sustaining a life for years after birth — glands that are functional only in the female. And yet while the term “mammal” is based on an objective analysis of shared traits, the genus name for human beings, Homo, reflects an 18th-century masculine bias in science. That bias, however, is becoming harder to sustain, as men become less relevant to both reproduction and parenting. Women aren’t just becoming men’s equals. It’s increasingly clear that “mankind” itself is a gross misnomer: an uninterrupted, intimate and essential maternal connection defines our species....
  • Ladies, every man you work with thinks you want to sleep with him

    07/31/2012 5:07:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 158 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7-26-2012 | Meghan Casserly
    A new study suggests that—no matter how platonic you imagine a relationship may be—every man you know but aren’t related to is trying to sleep with you. And what’s worse, they think you’re trying to sleep with them right back. Yes, really. .... And while this unique insight into the male brain is troubling for male-female friendships around the world—including your insistence that you “stay friends” with all of your exes—the findings are much more disturbing when put into the context of the workplace. What about the platonic relationships you have with your male colleagues? Do male supervisors believe their...
  • Study Reveals Women More Prone To Road Rage Than Men

    07/28/2012 4:27:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 07/28/2012
    A new survey of America’s commuters reveals some interesting facts. Chief among them: many folks text and drive, while far more — especially women — have a tendency to fly off the handle. The study was conducted by Harris Interactive between May 14 and June 4 of this year. Over 3,800 commuters were surveyed, all of whom were employed full-time and most of whom (83%) drove to their workplaces. For the purposes of the study, Harris limited participants to those who were not self-employed and not in government jobs. When all the dust had settled, Harris found that America has...
  • Misunderstanding

    07/27/2012 9:34:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    July 27, 2012 | NKP__Vet
    The wife left a note on the fridge . . . . . . . . "It's not working!! I can't take it anymore: I've gone to stay at my mothers!" I opened the fridge, the light came on and the beer was still cold . . . . . . What the hell is she talking about?!!
  • Are Men Stupid?

    04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 23, 2012 | Frida Ghitis
    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...
  • Forget women and children first. Burly crew men led the race for the lifeboats (Wages of Feminism)

    01/16/2012 9:06:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2012 | Nick Fagge, Emily Andrews, John Stevens
    t was every man – and crew member – for himself. Survivors from the Costa Concordia spoke angrily yesterday of the nightmare evacuation from the stricken ship as women and children were left behind. In the terrifying moments after the giant vessel began to list, fights even broke out to get into the lifeboats. Men refused to prioritise women, expectant mothers and children as they pushed themselves forward to escape. Crew ignored their passengers – leaving ‘chefs and waiters’ to help out.
  • Girls and Legos: With its new “Friends” line, Lego sets off a gender firestorm

    01/15/2012 2:04:39 PM PST · by NYer · 66 replies
    Annistonstar ^ | January 15, 2012 | Lisa Davis
    Christmas had come and gone, and the toy aisles were emptied of Lego Star Wars sets, and Lego Harry Potter sets, and Lego superhero sets. This is when Lego decided to roll out its newest line: Lego Friends, aimed squarely at girls. Lego Friends figures are strikingly different. They don’t look anything like the traditional Lego minifigure. Lego Friends have big eyes, button noses and pink lips. They wear skirts. They have names like Mia, Andrea and Olivia. They come with pink and purple bricks, in sets that can be built into a pet hospital, or a bakery, or...
  • What Michelle Bachmann's submission theology really means

    08/15/2011 6:46:19 AM PDT · by TSgt · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Aug 15, 2011 08:40 ET | By Sarah Posner
    When the Washington Examiner’s Byron York asked Michele Bachmann if she was submissive to her husband at the Fox News GOP debate Thursday night, the crowd gasped and booed. That’s because wifely submission -- also known as complementarian theology -- is central to the faith of many evangelicals. York’s question wasn’t about religion per se, but was an attempt to probe whether, if Bachmann became president, America would be getting Marcus' decisions and not hers. It’s common for Christian politicians questioned about their adherence to submission theology to dodge a scriptural explanation, as Bachmann did. After all, while dominionist-minded evangelicals...
  • Does Driving a Porsche Make a Man More Desirable to Women?

    07/18/2011 1:01:01 PM PDT · by null and void · 202 replies · 1+ views
    Scientific Computing | 6/17/11
    New research finds that men’s conspicuous spending is driven by the desire to have uncommitted romantic flings. And, gentlemen, women can see right through it. Study shows that flashy spending may work for the short term but not for marriage. Just as peacocks flaunt their tails before potential mates, men may flaunt flashy products to charm potential dates. Notably, not all men favored this strategy – just those men who were interested in short-term sexual relationships with women. The series of studies, "Peacocks, Porsches and Thorstein Veblen: Conspicuous Consumption as a Sexual Signaling System," was conducted with nearly 1,000 test...