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  • Abuse Industry Teaches Women to Fear Men, Teaches Men to Fear Women

    11/10/2009 11:28:59 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 12 replies · 1,407+ views
    Renew America ^ | November 9, 2009 | Carey Roberts
    Recently I attended a domestic violence conference hosted by a church in my community. "The Church's Role in Addressing Domestic Violence in the Faith Community," the glossy brochure explained. The program featured a Proclamation by President Barack Obama filled with heart-rending language about the "devastating impact" of domestic violence on women and children. The conference included a workshop a dramatic presentation of The Yellow Dress, a play based on stories of women who were victims of dating violence. I opted to screen a video called "Defending our Lives," featuring the accounts of five women incarcerated for murdering their partners. All...
  • Secret's out: why women really have sex

    09/08/2009 4:09:22 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 48 replies · 2,775+ views
    <p>FOR every woman expecting the earth to move, there are two with more practical motives.</p> <p>From relieving boredom, to keeping the peace or curing a headache, women have sex for many reasons but romance and passion come rather low on the list, a new book has revealed.</p>
  • All Men Are Liars: Is lying ever okay?

    09/04/2009 5:26:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 40 replies · 2,029+ views
    news. ^ | Emma-Kate Dobbin | September 03, 2009
    The “all men are liars” stereotype is big business. There are blogs, books, TV and radio shows all aimed at helping women find out when a man is lying. Over at AskMen.com we publish articles like: “Reasons to tell her you’ve cheated”. We also put the boot on the other foot with: ”How to tell if your lady is lying”. Because it seems we all lie – in fact a recent US study found it’s an essential part of who we are as social beings....
  • Science: Attractive Women Make Men Temporarily Stupid

    09/04/2009 10:48:52 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 76 replies · 9,443+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 9/3/9 | kdawson
    Ponca City, We love you writes "The Telegraph reports that men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. This leads to speculation that men use up so much of their brain function or 'cognitive resources' trying to impress beautiful women, they have little left for other tasks. Psychologists at Radboud University in The Netherlands carried out the study after one of them was so struck on impressing an attractive woman he had never...
  • Men Lose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women

    09/03/2009 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 164 replies · 6,527+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 03, 2009
    Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study. Pat Hagan 03 Sep 2009 The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive. Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or...
  • Game Over, Man?The Big Guy’s Guide to Guydom

    08/24/2009 10:30:08 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 5 replies · 990+ views
    Salvo Magazine ^ | Summer 2009 | Les Sillars
    COLUMNGame Over, Man?The Big Guy’s Guide to Guydomby Les Sillars Dear Big Guy, Dude!!!! We are so totally BUSTED!! It started last night. I was chillin’ with the guys, you know, watching some porn, playing a little poker, drinking some brews. And then Ms. Wet Blanket comes in and says we should turn it down a little. Well, like any Guy, I told her where to go, and Mom totally freaked out on us. We were in her freakin’ house, in her freakin’ living room, she shouldn’t have to put up with this at 3 a.m., what was that on her...
  • Why Do Women Love "Mad Men"?

    08/16/2009 9:32:59 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 44 replies · 2,239+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 16 | John Boot
    What do women want? The answer is obvious. They want Don Draper. But they don’t know why. It’s a relief to report that in episode one of season three of Mad Men, the hushed and stylish AMC show that already has a trophy case to rival the New York Yankees’, mystery-cloaked ad exec Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has not taken up the bongos, joined Alcoholics Anonymous, or pleaded that he has intimacy issues. No, here he is picking up a stewardess in an out-of-town hotel under an alias while his pretty little wife is home pregnant. Any other TV hero...
  • The Science of One-Night Stands

    08/12/2009 1:37:24 PM PDT · by posterchild · 16 replies · 986+ views
    Time ^ | Aug 11, 2009 | Tiffany Sharples
    n a confirmation of persistent stereotypes, an international team of psychologists have determined that when it comes to one-night stands, men have much lower standards than women do. The study, published in the journal Human Nature, revealed that when asked whether they would "go out with," "go home with," or "go to bed with," a member of the opposite sex, men were universally more willing than their female counterparts, regardless of how attractive the potential partner was. Women, in contrast, were much more picky—agreeing to head home or sleep with men only if they were very good looking. The research...
  • Men's Advice Website Column Tells Men How To Coerce Their Girlfriends To Abort

    07/11/2009 7:54:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 53 replies · 2,148+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/10/09 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    July 10, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A men's advice column published on the sexually suggestive AskMen.com website, which describes a coercive plan of action for men on how to talk their pregnant girlfriends into aborting their unborn child, has prompted outrage from pro-life groups and commentators. The backlash over the column appears to have been so forceful that the site has now pulled the offending piece.The advice column was written by Isabella Snow, who is described as a Sex Education Correspondent. Snow offers what she claims to be an insider's look at how women react to becoming pregnant and the...
  • Have you turned your man into a hermaphrodite?

    08/06/2009 4:22:08 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 28 replies · 1,840+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 6, 2009 | Judith Woods
    No longer sure of their role, "egalitarian" men have been left straddling the gender divide and are becoming male-female hybrids, says Judith Woods. Take a long hard look at the man in your life. Yes him, the one lounging on the sofa, half-comatose in front of Midsomer Murders. Do you ever find yourself wishing he had a little more get-up-and-go, showed a bit more testosterone-fuelled drive, was – dare I say it – a touch more, you know, manly? Is he passive rather than active? Does he leave most decision-making to you? Do you feel irritated that he happily fusses...
  • Where Have All the Loose Women Gone?

    07/16/2009 8:57:56 AM PDT · by libh8er · 89 replies · 2,878+ views
    Esquire ^ | 5.7.09 | Stephen Marche
    The days of Sex and the City's influence are long gone. From Tina Fey's fake prude to Sarah Palin's real power play, here's why strong women just aren't that into having sex with you anymore. Brilliant, funny, and powerful women are retreating from sex as never before, and if you don't believe it, take the curious case of Liz Lemon. The most complicated and intelligent woman in television comedy barely ever has sex. She doesn't sit on laps, either — "not a lap sitter," she tells one handsome date she brings home in the first season. (He turns out to...
  • Seven types of guys women can't resist

    07/15/2009 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 111 replies · 4,437+ views
    NewKerela.com ^ | July 11
    "Washington, July 11 : Always wondered why some guys always manage to get the best of girls? Well, the secret is not good looks or a well-defined six pack, but the fact that women simply get attracted to certain personality traits and flock to men who possess them."
  • How to Convince Your Wife to Let You Get a Gun

    07/07/2009 11:59:24 AM PDT · by mudblood · 88 replies · 2,148+ views
    Ehow.com ^ | Lordjeffrey
    If you're like me, you've been married for a few years and have all but resigned yourself to emasculation. You can't go hang-gliding, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, sky-diving or any of the cool things you thought you'd get to do when you "grew up". But there is one manly, super cool thing you JUST might get to do if you play your cards right, and that is: purchase a handgun.
  • Men 'live longer' if they marry a younger woman

    06/02/2009 7:44:51 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 219 replies · 5,913+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 2, 2009 | Murray Wardrop
    A man's chances of dying early are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior. The risk of premature death is reduced by 11 per cent if they marry a woman seven to nine years younger. The study at Germany's Max Planck Institute also found that men marrying older women are more likely to die early. The results suggest that women do not experience the same benefits of marrying a toy boy or a sugar daddy. Wives with husbands older or younger by between seven and nine years increase their chances of dying...
  • Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women

    03/24/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 72 replies · 5,432+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 24, 2009 | Rediff
    While a recent study concluded that men prefer dating beautiful bimbos, new research has confirmed what many males and advertisers long believed: driving a flashy car really does make a person more attractive to women. Psychologists at the University of Wales presented women with separate images of the same man sitting in a silver Bentley Continental, then a red Ford Fiesta. The study involved 120 participants, reports The Scotsman. After seeing the male, the volunteers viewed him as 'more attractive' in the prestige car. However, when men were shown images of a woman of comparable attractiveness sitting in the same...
  • When it comes to drinking, college men not looking for a 'girl gone wild'

    03/09/2009 5:50:54 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 29 replies · 2,700+ views
    Eurkalert ^ | 03/09/09 | American Psychological Association
    New research finds young women may be drinking heavily to get attention of opposite sex, but men not impressed WASHINGTON – College women may be drinking to excess to impress their male counterparts on campuses across the country, but a new study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink. A survey of 3,616 college students at two American universities found an overwhelming majority of women overestimated the amount of alcohol a typical guy would like his female friends, dates or girlfriends to drink. The results can be found in the March...
  • Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry?

    03/04/2009 10:19:17 AM PST · by AreaMan · 97 replies · 2,400+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4 March 2009 | ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN
    Turning on the Tears: Should Men Cry? Controversial 'Bachelor' Sparks Debate on Men Tearing Up By ANDREA CANNING and LEE FERRAN March 4, 2009 — The final tear-soaked episode of "The Bachelor" was remarkable for the star's dumping the winning bachelorette for the runner-up, but what really has people talking is the endless waterworks -- and the tears didn't come from the women. Jason Mesnick is likely the weepiest bachelor ever. He sloshed through the final episode, tearing up at least a dozen times, raising the question: When is it OK for men to cry? Mesnick's crying has endeared...
  • Men really do see half naked women as 'objects', scientists claim (more brain scan non-sense)

    02/16/2009 6:33:00 AM PST · by Xth Legion · 122 replies · 4,800+ views
    Researchers scanned the brains of certain men as they looked at a photograph of a woman in a bikini and discovered that sections of the brain that usually reacted to objects lit up. With men, who were known to have sexist tendencies, they also discovered that a part of the brain that usually turned on during social interaction actually de-activated when they saw the photograph. Professor Susan Fiske, of Princeton University, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting that she believes that the results show that some men did not see sexualised women as a "human"....
  • When A Woman Isn't In The Mood: Part II (Female Nature, Sex And Men Alert)

    12/29/2008 11:11:17 PM PST · by goldstategop · 523 replies · 10,231+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/30/2008 | Dennis Prager
    n Part I, I made the argument that any woman who is married to a good man and who wants a happy marriage ought to consent to at least some form of sexual relations as much as possible. (Men need to understand that intercourse should not necessarily be the goal of every sexual encounter.) In Part II, I advance the argument that a wife should do so even when she is not in the mood for sexual relations. I am talking about mood, not about times of emotional distress or illness. Why? Here are eight reasons for a woman not...
  • When A Woman Isn't In The Mood: Part I (Dennis Prager On Why Sex Is So Important To A Man Alert)

    12/23/2008 12:09:15 AM PST · by goldstategop · 396 replies · 9,425+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/23/2008 | Dennis Prager
    Given our preoccupation with politics and economics, it is easy to forget that for most of us micro issues still play a greater role in our lives. So here are some thoughts that, as heretical as they might sound, have been found extremely helpful, sometimes even marriage-saving, from listeners to my radio show, which features a male-female hour every week. The subject is one of the most common problems that besets marriages: the wife who is not in the mood and the consequently frustrated and hurt husband. There are marriages with the opposite problem -- a wife who is frustrated...
  • 9 STATEMENTS WOMEN USE

    11/26/2008 3:58:58 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 109 replies · 2,439+ views
    WORK EMAIL | 26 NOVEMBER 2008 | WORK EMAIL
    9 WORDS WOMEN USE (1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. (2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house. (3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine. (4) Go Ahead: This is a dare,...
  • The Peter Pan Myth: The Real Reason Men Won’t Settle Down

    11/19/2008 6:36:46 AM PST · by AJKauf · 127 replies · 3,758+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michael Weiss
    Just how popular is Kay Hymowitz’s City Journal essay, “Love in the Time of Darwinism,” which decries the phenomenon of marriage-avoiding man-children? So popular that it was sent to me by no less than three different friends today (all males) and it’s been featured on two different traffic engines this week: Arts & Letters Daily and Real Clear Politics. Her brief is actually a mild apology for a previous essay in which she reprehended the jaded and loveless men of my generation for, as she puts it here, “whiling away their leisure hours with South Park reruns, marathon sessions of...
  • Study Ties Wage Disparities To Outlook on Gender Roles

    09/22/2008 7:09:33 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 312+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    Men with egalitarian attitudes about the role of women in society earn significantly less on average than men who hold more traditional views about women's place in the world, according to a study being reported today. It is the first time social scientists have produced evidence that large numbers of men might be victims of gender-related income disparities. The study raises the provocative possibility that a substantial part of the widely discussed gap in income between men and women who do the same work is really a gap between men with a traditional outlook and everyone else. The differences found...
  • Marriage problems? Husband's genes may be to blame

    09/02/2008 6:33:28 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 388+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Tue Sep 2, 2008 | Maggie Fox
    The same gene that affects a rodent's ability to mate for life may affect human marriages, Swedish and U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Men carrying a common variation of gene involved in brain signaling were more likely to be in unhappy marriages than men with the other version, the team at the Karolinska Institute found. Although they are not sure what the genetic changes do to a man's behavior, some other research suggests it has to do with the ability to communicate and empathize, the team reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We never looked at...
  • The Male Brain, Explained

    08/20/2008 5:53:05 PM PDT · by yorkie · 49 replies · 814+ views
    MSN - Lifestyle ^ | August 20, 2008 | Laura Schaefer
    Women have puzzled over it for years—why the heck do men do the things they do? Why do they profess their love for you one minute, then ignore you the next (say, when an Attila the Hun special turns up on TV)? Why can they not remember our birthdays? Let science explain some of these conundrums—and help you rev up your relationships! Be patient with his memory The hippocampus, where initial memories are formed, occupies a smaller percent of the male brain than the female brain. If on your first date he can't remember where you work, even though you...
  • Blame Your Hubby for Your Being Fat!

    07/23/2008 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 93 replies · 203+ views
    Sify News ^ | 07.24.2008 | Sify News
    Melbourne: Tried everything but can’t seem to get rid of your post-marriage love handles? Well, don’t question your determination for the failed plan, for the real culprit behind all weight worries is your hubby. Yes, you heard it right. According to health experts, a husband is more of a hindrance than help in a wife's battle with the bulge. "For some women, marriage definitely can be fattening," the Courier Mail quoted Dr Brian Steadman, a leading British authority on nutrition, as saying. "It's hard enough for them to stick to good eating habits when they're single, but they can find...
  • Why Men Can't Remember Anniversaries?

    07/20/2008 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 58 replies · 649+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.20.2008 | UNI
    Oops ! He forgot your birthday again. Well do not blame his memory for this innocent forgetfulness as the the reason behind it is down in the genes. While men may fail to match a woman's ability to remember the date of an anniversary, they are better at storing a seemingly endless cache of facts and figures and all this is because of genetic differences. Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, have found that males use different genes from females when making the new connections in the brain that are needed to create long-term memories. They believe...
  • The Five Mistakes Married Women Make

    07/16/2008 7:04:50 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 71 replies · 117+ views
    Smartmoney Website ^ | June 11, 2008 | Stacey Bradford
    ANNE BORDEN, MOTHER OF two, wasn't particularly concerned in 1999 when her husband suggested she become the family's sole breadwinner. As a corporate executive, she earned a salary of $200,000-plus — more than enough for the Seattle-based family to live on comfortably. There was more money: Her husband of four years had just cashed in several million dollars worth of Microsoft (MSFT: 27.26, +1.11, +4.24%) stock options. That windfall would go into savings, they decided, and the family would live off of Borden's paychecks. Soon thereafter, a red flag appeared: Borden discovered that her husband had deposited the options proceeds...
  • Obama Panders to Women by Insulting Men

    07/01/2008 9:56:49 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 2 replies · 38+ views
    GlennSacks.com ^ | 7/1/08 | Glenn Sacks
    From Former foes Clinton, Obama present picture of unity (6/28/08): Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton embraced, praised each other and locked hands in unity Friday, hoping to persuade legions of still-skeptical Clinton backers to rally around her one-time rival. "She rocks. That's the point I'm trying to make," a grinning Obama told the throng of 4,000 squeezed into a soccer field in the small western New Hampshire town of Unity... Both candidates said their six-month rivalry, which ended early this month when the Illinois senator clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, was history. "We may have started on separate paths,...
  • The War on Boys: Where Feminists and Men’s Rights Activists Go Wrong

    06/25/2008 7:23:26 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 85+ views
    SelwynDuke.com ^ | 6/25/08 | Selwyn Duke
    One problem with one-issue activists, it seems, is that they often view matters from only one dimension. This has always been one of the characteristics of feminists. Men get blame for being history’s conquerors and killers, for instance, but no credit for being its innovators and healers. We will hear about how women “create life” while men only destroy it, but forgotten are the fruits of men’s labors. Were it not for male medical advances that virtually eliminated female death during childbirth, many feminists wouldn’t be around to crow about their fecundity. Given this misandrist atmosphere, it’s not surprising that...
  • What Women Really Want: A Touch On The Arm

    06/21/2008 1:07:56 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 778+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Laura Clout
    What women really want: a touch on the arm By Laura Clout Last Updated: 1:42AM BST 21/06/2008 Scientists have come up with a winning formula for men wishing to seduce women, and it has nothing to do with cheesy chat-up lines or good looks. Research shows that a man can significantly increase his pulling power by simply catching a woman's eye and lightly touching her arm. A study at Aberdeen University found that two-thirds of women agreed to dance with a man who rested his hand on her arm for a second or two while making the request. When the...
  • Men prefer being solo over a bad marriage

    06/02/2008 7:10:15 AM PDT · by Hildy · 469 replies · 1,060+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage. Weisman, 49, conducted a survey of 1,533 heterosexual men to research a book aiming to give women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single -- and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties. He concluded that most men were not afraid of marriage -- but they...
  • Rules that Girls Wish Guys Knew

    04/18/2008 8:47:15 AM PDT · by najida · 357 replies · 3,895+ views
    April 18, 2008
    Rules that Girls Wish Guys Knew 1. Asking a girl on Friday for a date on Saturday is completely unacceptable. Keyword: Planning 2. Shave every day. One day's growth of facial hair is worse than a girl not shaving her legs for a week. 3. We may be emotional beings, but do not lie to squirm your way out of trouble. We are not as gullible as you think. 4. Learn to clean up the toilet. If peeing standing up is so difficult and you are bound to miss, then may we suggest that you learn to use a toilet...
  • Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?

    04/14/2008 7:56:18 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 50 replies · 75+ views
    The American ^ | March/April, 2008 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Women earn most of America’s advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to fix the "problem." Math 55 is advertised in the Harvard catalog as “prob­ably the most difficult undergraduate math class in the country.” It is leg­endary among high school math prodigies, who hear terrifying stories about it in their computer camps and at the Math Olympiads. Some go to Harvard just to have the opportunity to enroll in it. Its formal title is “Honors Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra,” but it is also known as “math boot camp” and “a cult.” The two-semester fresh­man...
  • Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men

    04/10/2008 12:08:34 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 93 replies · 175+ views
    livescience.com ^ | 4-10-08 | Jeanna Bryner
    Back to Story - Help Why Beautiful Women Marry Less Attractive Men Jeanna Bryner LiveScience Staff Writer LiveScience.com Thu Apr 10, 11:25 AM ET Women seeking a lifelong mate might do well to choose the guy a notch below them in the looks category. New research reveals couples in which the wife is better looking than her husband are more positive and supportive than other match-ups. The reason, researchers suspect, is that men place great value on beauty, whereas women are more interested in having a supportive husband. Researchers admit that looks are subjective, but studies show there are some...
  • Flirting Females Baffles Men, Say Researchers

    03/29/2008 6:55:31 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,602+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-20-2008 | Julie Henry
    Flirting females baffle men, say researchers By Julie Henry Last Updated: 2:33am BST 30/03/2008 The flutter of eyelashes, the smile across the dancefloor and the giggle after a lame joke - every woman knows the time-honoured ways to get a man. Men commonly mistake women's sexual signals as merely friendly But research suggests that the flirty female is wasting her time. Men, it seems, are blind to the subtle seduction techniques of the opposite sex. Short of pouncing on the object of her lust, a woman's non-verbal signals of sexual interest often prove sadly lost on the young male brain,...
  • Lost in Translation: Study Finds Men Misinterpret Friendliness for Sexual Come-On

    03/25/2008 3:35:08 PM PDT · by huac · 99 replies · 2,351+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, March 20, 2008 | Jeanna Bryner
    "...More often than not, guys interpret even friendly cues, such as a subtle smile from a gal, as a sexual come-on, and a new study discovers why: Guys are clueless..."
  • Battle Of The Sexes Includes Food Choice

    03/20/2008 1:45:51 PM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 34 replies · 617+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | March 20, 2008 | AP
    Battle Of The Sexes Includes Food Choice Men Eat More Meat, Frozen Foods; Women Choose VeggiesPOSTED: 8:43 am EDT March 20, 2008 ATLANTA -- If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then Mars is a land where the refrigerators are stocked with meat and frozen pizza, and Venus has a bounty of yogurt, fruits and vegetables, a new study suggests. The study of eating habits of adults, called the most extensive of its kind, was a telephone survey of 14,000 Americans. It confirmed conventional wisdom that most men eat more meat than women, and women eat more...
  • Dr. Laura: Women Share Blame for Cheating Men

    03/11/2008 5:30:41 PM PDT · by Cecily · 437 replies · 7,859+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 11, 2008 | Mike Celizic
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger has never been one to shrink from controversy, and she leaped headlong into one on Monday when she said that if a husband cheats, his wife may share some of the blame. “When the wife does not focus in on the needs and the feelings, sexually, personally, to make him feel like a man, to make him feel like a success, to make him feel like her hero, he’s very susceptible to the charm of some other woman making him feel what he needs,” the popular psychologist and radio personality said. More commonly known as just “Dr....
  • Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man? - Women earn most of America’s Ph.D.’s but lag in the...

    03/06/2008 4:37:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 76 replies · 354+ views
    The American ^ | March/April 2008 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    Women earn most of America’s Ph.D.’s but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to fix the ‘problem.’ Math 55 is advertised in the Harvard catalog as “prob­ably the most difficult undergraduate math class in the country.” It is leg­endary among high school math prodigies, who hear terrifying stories about it in their computer camps and at the Math Olympiads. Some go to Harvard just to have the opportunity to enroll in it. Its formal title is “Honors Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra,” but it is also known as “math boot camp” and “a cult.” The two-semester fresh­man course...
  • Boys - Casualties of the Gender Wars

    03/03/2008 4:18:36 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 32 replies · 156+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March, 2008 | Robert A. Fink, MD
    Robert A. Fink, MD March, 2008 Editors Note:Right Side News welcomes Dr. Robert A. Fink and his writing on critical issues of our day, in the culture wars we are engaged in. Please review his bio at the end of his article today. Boys - Casualties of the Gender Wars addresses the rise of gender feminism, and the wide use of prescription medicines in our children, especially boys. Robert A. Fink, M. D. -- Recently, educational researchers have begun to review the changes within our educational system brought about by such diverse factors as standardized testing in the schools, the...
  • Looking for Mr. Good Enough

    02/28/2008 8:28:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 193 replies · 638+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2008 | Suzanne Fields
    Politics and the street fight between Hillary and Barack Obama aren't the only games in town. A bachelor acquaintance of mine, a prosperous man in his 40s, was new in town and wanted to meet the love of his life, to marry, and become a father and citizen (and voter). So, I organized a small cocktail party and invited several attractive women in their late 30s who are still looking for Mr. Right (and might be willing to settle for Mr. Good Enough). They're women with professional careers but want marriage and family, too. They feel a mild panic that...
  • Female Objectification Not All Fault of Men

    02/11/2008 10:30:45 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 144 replies · 1,561+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2/8/2008 | n/a
    Women have had a hand in aiding and abetting the consumerism that objectifies them, and it's the result of original sin, says Helen Alvare. Alvare, the former pro-life spokeswoman for the U.S. bishops' conference, and a law professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., said this today at the Vatican conference under way through Saturday on "Woman and Man, the 'Humanum' in Its Entirety." Given our environment of rampant consumerism, "it was almost inevitable that human beings would become the 'ultimate' consumer product," said Alvare. "Women's physical beauty and sexual complementarity with men make them particularly desirable...
  • Sorry, but marriage and sex DON'T go together (British wife's book)

    01/25/2008 9:44:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 454 replies · 1,726+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th January 2008 | SADIE NICHOLAS
    Carrie Jones hasn't had sex with her husband Hal, a City banker, for the past four years. Nor does she want to. Sex is something she can no longer summon the effort to endure - with the man she married, at least. She admits she stays in her sexless relationship for the sake of her children, aged nine and 11, and will remain celibate until the day they are grown up and she feels able to leave. At which point, she confesses, she will probably abandon her husband and begin a sexual odyssey to find the satisfaction that eludes her....
  • Cool Tools for Living: Women Look to Hardware, Not Software

    01/21/2008 6:26:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 144+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2008 | Suzanne Fields
    While the candidates argue over who's on first, who got to second and who won the gold and who won the silver, the rest of us can concentrate on the really important things. What will their world be like when our little girls grow up to be president of the United States? We may be ignoring what we shouldn't. Not every little girl wants to grow up to be Hillary Clinton. Politics is tough. Tough enough to bring a candidate to tears, even the first female candidate. Sexism isn't the only reason that many women avoid politics. More than two...
  • No girls allowed - Guys-only gatherings are back in vogue

    01/15/2008 1:31:16 PM PST · by llevrok · 22 replies · 63+ views
    It's Wednesday night, just after 7, and the betting has already begun in Greg Avedesian's kitchen. He and six friends have bellied up to a white folding card table, wedged between stove and sink, and begun a four-hour game of Texas Hold 'Em. They pass the time slugging beer and exchanging good-natured insults at one another's expense. This particular group has been gathering for poker night once or twice a month for the past three years. The rules are always the same: There's a different host each week, buy-in is $20 and there are no girls allowed. No wives, no...
  • Gender gap is a true gift (Dave Barry)

    12/30/2007 7:08:09 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 354+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dave Barry
    Gender gap is a true gift Dave Barry This is the time of year when a lot of women (by which I mean my wife) complain that women do WAY more holiday stuff than men do. Which is true. On any given day during the holidays, my wife wraps more presents than I have wrapped in my entire life. In terms of cubic footage of stuff wrapped (CFSW), she has basically wrapped the planet Saturn. So she is definitely carrying more than her share of the holiday load. HOWEVER, when she was complaining about we were discussing this today, I...
  • Scientist Claims Men Are Funnier Than Women

    12/21/2007 7:25:57 PM PST · by blam · 97 replies · 203+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-22-2007 | Nick Britten
    Scientist claims men are funnier than women By Nick Britten Last Updated: 1:40am GMT 22/12/2007 Men are more naturally funny than women, according to a male scientist who says men make more jokes and the gags tend to be more aggressive. As part of his research Professor Sam Shuster, of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, rode a unicycle around Newcastle upon Tyne and judged the reaction of 400 onlookers. Comedians Victoria Wood and Peter Kay He said 75 per cent of male respondents made snide comments such as "Lost your wheel?" and jeered, while few women made cutting remarks and...
  • Study: Blondes Make Men Act Dumber

    11/19/2007 8:15:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 99 replies · 557+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/1907 | FoxNews.com
    While blondes may have more fun, a new study suggests that fair-haired ladies may be making those around them dumber. Researchers found that men's scores on general knowledge tests drop when they are shown photos of blonde women, the Sunday Times of London reported. Upon further inspection, it was found that the test subjects were not distracted by the light hair, but driven by social stereotypes to "think blonde." "This proves that people confronted with stereotypes generally behave in line with them," Thierry Meyer, joint author of the study and professor of social psychology at the University of Paris X-Nanterre,...
  • Crossing a River

    11/18/2007 10:03:44 AM PST · by punster · 47 replies · 57+ views
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    Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large raging, violent river. Needing to get to the other side, the first man prayed: "God, please give me the strength to cross the river." Poof! ... God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about 2 hours, having almost drowned twice. After witnessing that, the second man prayed: "God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river" Poof! ... God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs and he was able to row...