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From The Atlantic:

Why Men Sexually Harass Women

Men vastly outnumber women among sexual harassers. The reason has more to do with culture than with intrinsic maleness.

OLGA KHAZAN

SCIENCE

See, this isn’t just the writer’s feelings, this is SCIENCE.

… I can’t help but feel like the difference between teen me and how teen Kavanaugh allegedly behaved, and indeed between me and the other accused #MeToo perpetrators, comes down to how our different genders are conditioned to approach anything of a sexual nature.

… For one, women seem just as keen to take certain kinds of risks, like disagreeing with their friends on an issue or attempting to sell a screenplay. It’s just that when surveys measure risk taking in terms of things like unprotected sex and motorcycles, women tend to demur, since those types of activities are either more dangerous for women (the unprotected sex) or less familiar to them (riding motorcycles).

In fact, when researchers measured risk using more stereotypically feminine risky behavior, such as “cooking an impressive but difficult meal for a dinner party,” women turned out to be just as, if not more, likely to take risks as men. “Maybe there isn’t anything so special about male risk taking, after all,” wrote the University of Melbourne professor Cordelia Fine in Nautilus.

Several prominent psychologists believe there are actually few psychological differences between men and women.

I can’t tell if this is self-parody or not.

 
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  1. See, this isn’t just the writer’s feelings, this is SCIENCE.

    “… I can’t help but feel like . . . ”

    Nice.

  2. When you one-up stupidity, and in the same direction that stupidity indicates, it neither places you on the path to intelligence, nor reorients the original stupidity.

    Psychologists uber alles, no? We must believe Christine Blazee Ford because PSYCHOLOGIST!

  3. Mike1 says:

    Greg Cochran: “It would take congenital brain damage, heavy drugs, and neurosurgery to be that dense. Possibly generations of dysgenic selection as well. I’ve know smarter goldfish.”

  4. jim jones says:

    You just have to look at a display of women’s magazines to see that their interests are different

  5. a says:

    such as “cooking an impressive but difficult meal for a dinner party,”

    Only a woman could think that is risky.

    • LOL: Rosie
    • Replies: @Alfa158
    , @Pericles
    , @anon
    , @Forbes
  6. And even if more women did harass us, too many of us males would LIKE it.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  7. “Several prominent psychologists believe there are actually few psychological differences between men and women.”

    Wait! I was told that girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, which the boys around me certainly are not, and as for psychological differences, I perpetually want to pummel people, and not just for a few days a month.

    This surely must be parody, because there is little empirical evidence, much less actual science, to support the proposition they put forth.

  8. @Mike1

    “[she] isn’t merely occupying Mount Stupid. One does not achieve this level of stupid as a lowly amateur; you can only ascend this Everest of stupid aided by professional Sherpas.”

    ( http://posttenuretourettes.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/mount-stupid/ , http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2475 )

    This could be Sailer’s Law of Female Journalism at work. Photos show Ms Khazan (a Russian Jewess) has an unfortunate amount of testosterone affecting her facial features, so gender differences had better not exist.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Prof. Woland
  9. “It’s just that when surveys measure risk taking in terms of things like unprotected sex and motorcycles, women tend to demur, since those types of activities are either more dangerous for women (the unprotected sex) or less familiar to them (riding motorcycles).”

    That’s why I like my women drunk. They tend to be much less likely to demur.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  10. The Z Blog says: • Website

    Olga Khazan, B.A., Political Science, Super Duper Cum Laude, American University. MA, Journalism, University of Southern California

    Jeffrey Goldberg likes his shiksas to be smart!

    My bet is he put Jemele Hill in the office next door to Olga. Just for laughs.

    • Replies: @Toddy Cat
  11. MBlanc46 says:

    They never give up. Never.

  12. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:

    Men vastly outnumber women among sexual harassers.

    Author has clearly never seen a bunch of middle-aged women on a hen’s night

    • Agree: Carbon blob
  13. Coemgen says:

    Several prominent psychologists believe there are actually few psychological differences between men and women.

    I’m sure you can find plenty of anatomists and physiologists that will tell you there are few differences between men and women.

    and I would agree with them.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  14. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    For one, women seem just as keen to take certain kinds of risks, like disagreeing with their friends on an issue or attempting to sell a screenplay.

    How the hell do these things qualify as “risks”? The fact that she even considers these things to be risks means that women are naturally different from men.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  15. Bugg says:

    What the hell is Olga cooking?

  16. I thought women were superior high-stakes traders because they were so risk-averse.

  17. syonredux says:

    In fact, when researchers measured risk using more stereotypically feminine risky behavior, such as “cooking an impressive but difficult meal for a dinner party,” women turned out to be just as, if not more, likely to take risks as men. “Maybe there isn’t anything so special about male risk taking, after all,” wrote the University of Melbourne professor Cordelia Fine in Nautilus.

    Several prominent psychologists believe there are actually few psychological differences between men and women.

    I can’t tell if this is self-parody or not.

    Get WOKE, bigot. This is SCIENCE! The Royal Society says so….

    Testosterone Rex triumphs as Royal Society science book of the year
    Psychologist Cordelia Fine’s dissection of the myths that sustain assumptions about sexual difference acclaimed by judges as ‘a cracking critique’”

    “A book that rubbishes the idea of “fundamental” differences between men and women has become the 30th winner of the prestigious Royal Society prize for science book of the year.

    Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine review – the question of men’s and women’s brains
    The psychologist provides more evidence that the inequality of the sexes in society is cultural not natural

    Psychologist Cordelia Fine is the third woman in a row to win the £25,000 award, which has been described as the Booker prize for science writing. Her book, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds, follows Gaia Vince’s win for Adventures in the Anthropocene in 2015 and Andrea Wulf’s The Invention of Nature in 2016.

    Judges of the Royal Society Insight Investment science book prize, which was awarded in London on Tuesday, praised Testosterone Rex for its eye-opening, forensic look at gender stereotypes and its urgent call for change.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/19/testosterone-rex-royal-society-science-book-of-the-year-cordelia-fine?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

  18. In fact, when researchers measured risk using more stereotypically feminine risky behavior, such as “cooking an impressive but difficult meal for a dinner party,” women turned out to be just as, if not more, likely to take risks as men.

    Yes, less we forget the countless numbers of women who have suffered “social death “ after recklessly conducting an exotic cuisine experiment on their dinner party guinea pigs.

    The sacrifices of male soldiers dying in an infantry assault, or male test pilots “screwing the pooch” or male entrepreneurs going bankrupt in a failed start up are nothing by comparison.

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    , @Redneck farmer
  19. Anonym says:

    Author should take enough test to equal that of the typical 18 year old male. Then enough to equal that of the typical roid raging steroid abuser. And get back to us about culture.

  20. Trevor H. says:

    I can’t tell if this is self-parody or not.

    Well, since The Atlantic has turned itself into the Clown Car of modern American journalism, we’ve really no need for The Onion anymore.

  21. Coemgen says:

    OT: In the interest of promoting collegiality, can we petition Mr Unz to add a touche canned response in addition to “agree”, “disagree”, “LOL”, etc.?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  22. @Mike1

    Would that were true. This is how the fat part of the distribution thinks (sic). Okay, maybe the downhill side, but it’s still morbidly obese.

  23. Anonym says:
    @Coemgen

    I’m sure you can find plenty of anatomists and physiologists that will tell you there are few differences between men and women.

    and I would agree with them.

    Comeagain? (I’ve been waiting a long time to use that one btw.)

    A few differences with sexual and secondary sexual organs and in other things a lot of differences of size, relative size, ruggedness. You will have much success in the gar bars I think. :)

    • Replies: @Coemgen
  24. I know the junking will commence shortly, but I actually agree with this.

    It’s as Nietzsche once said (not that the idea was original to him, but he put it rather pithily): The same emotions, the same basic psychological equipment, exists in both men and women, but the tempos are different. It is only necessary to stop patternizing what one classifies as a given type of behavior in order to see the truth of this. To take a related example, New Yorkers tend to be loud and boisterous, Midwesterners taciturn and more reserved. Does this mean that the former are really more “aggressive” than the latter? Only if one takes a completely superficial and fixated view of what constitutes aggression. The same exigencies of life, the same circumstances leading up to and resulting in aggression, exist for both groups. It’s just that they proceed according to different cues and actualize at different paces. The differences between the sexes, just like the differences between personalities types within the same sex, are not the result of gross psychological dissimilarities but of divergent accentuations.

    This is because emotions are real. While it is often the case that we speak about emotions as if they were mere subjective phantoms within the mind, this is incorrect. The emotions—the passions, to use the elder terminology—are the natural physico-psychological responses of the human material when acted on by a force. Anger, for instance, just is the effect of a slight. Anger follows a slight as inevitably as water follows its course. One cannot decide whether or not to be angry, since the slight is something that comes upon one from without. The person thus acted upon has no choice in the matter. It is something received; it is a passion. If women are capable of being slighted (and no one can coherently suggest otherwise) then women, too, will experience anger. The difference consists in what impacts them in that manner, in what wounds or negates their specific nature. Men, women, children, animals can all be negated, but not in exactly the same way. The same is true for all the other passions.

    But owning to this very fact, people tend to be rather one-dimensional in how they respond, and how they think others ought to respond, to a given stimulus. It’s as if we assumed that our own native language is the only one in which sense can be spoken in, and everyone else is only babbling. This leads to endless bitter misunderstandings and acrimonious disputes between men and women, just as it does between men of differing tempos. They resonate at different frequencies and cannot relate to each other. To really know a man, or a woman, consists in seeing beyond these surface features. But it is a point of view wherein one’s outlook is no longer determined by one’s own will, and there are few who ever attain it.

  25. Tell that to anyone who’s worked with horses or dogs.

    • Replies: @Anon
  26. Coemgen says:
    @Jack Strocchi

    To an elitist, your empathy for an infantryman, marks you as one of those people. Which means, everything you say will be ignored unless it can be used to humiliate you or assasinate your character.

    I wonder what the “fighting generals” are thinking after the Kavanaugh inquisition?

  27. No it is not a self-parody. She is just as dense as her fellow Russian emigre Julia Ioffe.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  28. Alfa158 says:
    @a

    That is a risky activity because women are so driven by the need for approval from their in-group of other women. Failure at making a difficult meal represents a humiliating loss in group approval and status. I’m sure I’m not the only man who has noticed the way his wife goes into frantic housecleaning activities when another woman is coming over to visit. They are afraid they will lose face if the other woman finds some dust while running her white gloved finger over the top of a China cabinet. Men never feel the need to wash their car when picking up another guy to go play golf or whatever. We generally don’t even bother to gather up the empty beer cans and fast food wrappers.

    • Replies: @Random Smartaleck
  29. Trevor H. says:
    @Anonymous

    When you’re a Drama Queen, risks are everywhere.

    In other news, author failed to sell her screenplay.

    AND…..can’t cook for sh*t…

  30. Alfa158 says:

    We know that civilizations become corrupt, chaotic, deranged, sclerotic, fragmented etc. as they are dying. What I wonder is whether these civilizations also exhibited the phenomenon we see in our own dying civilization in which the leaders and cultural gatekeepers are becoming increasingly flat-out stupid. It seems like some of this Sailerbait goes beyond PC conditioning and conformity and into actual cognitive dysfunction . Perhaps someone who knows more about history can chime in on whether dead civilizations showed observable decreases in the mental capacities of the people who made it into the elites.

    • Replies: @RonaldB
    , @Hypnotoad666
  31. Anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    The Testosterone Rex woman. The Royal Society award was massively protested, even by a lot of moderate scientists.

  32. istevefan says:

    such as “cooking an impressive but difficult meal for a dinner party,” women turned out to be just as, if not more, likely to take risks as men.

    I always make omelettes for breakfast. This morning I took a risk and had scrambled eggs instead. What a rush. And they turned out well. Who knows I might even get up the gumption to try hard boiled eggs.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  33. Lagertha says:

    Now you all know why I hate about 95% of women. I never trusted them as a teenager; young adult; parent; empty nester. Women, particularly American women (and women who are new immigrants, young women who are out there protesting and wearing their genitalia on their heads) are so irritating that I don’t think there is much hope for them. Of course, I am only talking about women who are socialists (Progressives, liberals, etc.) because they have just shown their true worthless neuroticism and obscene narcissism with all these horrid and spiteful, uncivilized protests.

    The Pussy hats, the hatred, sheer and naked, ugly-assed body hatred toward the Senators and their families was the death knell of the Progressive party. I sense a lot of break-ups once the holidays arrive…hahhahaaaa! These women deserve to be under a burqua.

    Proud of Collins…and what a dork is Murkowski! She just had to throw shade on Collins because Collins was suddenly “the popular girl.” This is why American women are such world-class idiots! However, Collins is withing my 5% :)

  34. Coemgen says:
    @Anonym

    LOL, if I were at least twenty years younger, I would be very successful in a “gay bar” but, for me, that’d be like winning a lifetime supply of canned wax beans.

    Anyhow, to an anatomist, physiologist, or a psychologist, men and women are more similar than they are different. Of course, in spite of these minor differences, we have no difficulty distinguishing between men and women.

    Btw, when addressing someone named Coemgen, the correct English pronunciation is Haven.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  35. Anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Several prominent psychologists believe there are actually few psychological differences between men and women.”

    This is true.

    Several members of any large group are batshit crazy or are idiots at any given time.

    There are 200,000 psychologists in the U.S. alone. Several is a nonspecific quantifier, but in general you wouldn’t use it to specify more than a dozen or so. It’s not even relative to the overall pool: If there are a trillion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy and a million might support life, despite the vast gap between a trillion and a million, you can’t translate that to “Several stars in the Milky Way could support life.”

  36. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    (((The Atlantic))).

    I’m lost as to why anyone thinks that there is any further relevance to the subversive speech of Jewish people and their media organizations.

    Doesn’t everyone get it by now?

    1. As a group they hate you, see you as inferior, and despise any of your culture that could pose a political threat to them.

    2. There is a plan. Its mandated outcomes are in the Talmud, and its method is more than documented in communism and all of its organizational tentacles.

    3. They will keep hammering the method until the outcome is realized.

    Its simple.

    I do not see how a debate is necessary every time they again attempt to advance the method.

    Debate is inevitable wheel-spinning (at best) as far as any competing interests are concerned, and will last until their outcome is realized.

    In fact, any debate seems to eventually advance the progress of their desired outcome regardless of who feels they have won or lost in any particular period.

    For one, it allows for their sockpuppets to appear to forever attempt to “win” any debate through any number of incomplete arguments or inconsequential technicalities.

    It gives the illusion that there is a real debate instead of a war for survival, and that there is a measure of doubt as to whether or not there is a full refutation of their hyper-aggressive nation destroying tactics.

    The sensible tactic seems to be to ignore them, and unapologetically advance our perspectives.

    Short of kicking them out or an otherwise full-commitment segregation measure.

    Though, as the history of Russia proves, the latter tactic is exceedingly dangerous in the long run. Maximum distance, ideally with a lot of water between, is preferable.

  37. RonaldB says:
    @Alfa158

    Good question.

    There is evidence for a general, progressive lowering of the IQ and general abilities of the population as a whole :
    The Genius Famine

    If you accept the thesis of the general deterioration of the population genetics through a lowering of selection pressures through the conveniences and benefits of civilization, it is certainly suggestive to study the progressive deterioration of civilizations exactly in conjunction with their material and military successes. Law of Civilization and Decay

    A factor exacerbating the genetic deterioration of the population is the rise of bureaucracy, a vast, tenured network of rent-seekers devoted to maintaining the status quo and punishing those who achieve more than they do, which is just about everybody not in the bureaucracy.

  38. Rod1963 says:

    Wow those Leftards are getting dumber by the day.

    No it’s not cultural it’s biological. Men have much larger adrenal glands and a shit load of Testosterone to make them more aggressive(excluding soy boys and nerds). I read a experiment some university did a decade ago. In the experiment they injected the women with the same amount of Testosterone as a young man has. It drove the women nuts and they hated every minute of. They told the scientists they have no idea how men can function with all of that in them.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  39. Mr. Anon says:

    … For one, women seem just as keen to take certain kinds of risks, like disagreeing with their friends on an issue or attempting to sell a screenplay.

    And as we all know, men have been conditioned over countless millenia of trying to sell their spec scripts for the next Die Hard movie. And screenwriters are notorious apex predators in the red-in-tooth-and-claw world of men.

    That she thinks of hawking a screenplay as being some kind marker for agression proves that………..she is a girl.

  40. Mr. Anon says:
    @Michael Daniloff

    No it is not a self-parody. She is just as dense as her fellow Russian emigre Julia Ioffe.

    Yeah. Sure. “Russian”. Whatever.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  41. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Has anyone who writes for the Atlantic ever encountered a gander (male goose)
    They’re twice as big as the girls and incredibly threatening and aggressive. They drive foxes dogs and coyotes away.

    But of course not They’re afraid of cockroaches and mice. Which are abundant in that filthy NYC the Atlantic inhabits.

    Female dogs coyotes wolves foxes and raccoons are as nasty and aggressive as the males.

    But in most animals the sex differences are very obvious

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  42. @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    Have you ever partied with Brett Kavanaugh?;)

    • Replies: @Mis(ter)Anthrope
  43. @Alfa158

    I dont think the purveyors of dumb ideas are necessarily stupid themselves. There is just a really big market for stupid articles that tell people that their biases are actually “science-based.”

    And the market will supply anything that customers are willing to buy – including stupidity.

    • Agree: ic1000
  44. @Jack Strocchi

    Well, duuuh! Those males are dead, or dead to females wanting to marry “security”. But women will remind each other about their embarrassments FOREVER.

  45. El Dato says:
    @academic gossip

    https://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/on-nerd-entitlement-rebel-alliance-empire

    https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2119

    Goddammit I used to be a nerd with tons of girl and family trouble, and I like the Scoot Aaronson’s work and writing (although I skip the jewish musings his belief in the progressive goodness of the non-Trumpian State Apparatus are naïve at best) but this is extreme overthinking. And wish for frictionless/superconducting sexual utopia (SSU?) just a pony dream (and likely destructive in a Brave New World kind of way).

    “Much as I try to understand other people’s perspectives, the first reference to my ‘male privilege’ — my privilege! — is approximately where I get off the train, because it’s so alien to my actual lived experience . . . I suspect the thought that being a nerdy male might not make me ‘privileged’ — that it might even have put me into one of society’s least privileged classes — is completely alien to your way of seeing things. I spent my formative years — basically, from the age of 12 until my mid-20s — feeling not ‘entitled’, not ‘privileged’, but terrified.”

    I know them feels, Scott.

    THIS IS NOT THE BLOG OF WOODY ALLEN!!!!

    Centerum censeo, everyone is likely to some sort of asshole somehow to someone

    as

    http://posttenuretourettes.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/mount-stupid/

    presents

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/antisemitic-attacks-in-germany-rise-by-200-per-cent-in-one-year-statistics-show-a3407401.html

    as “fact” (Yeah, just in the second paragraph it says “It comes after many crimes previously labelled as criminal damage or attempted arson were reclassified as anti-Semitic under new criteria.”)

    Talk about standing on Mount Stupid.

    Also links to an SMBC comic about Mount Stupid that would be better on XKCD and which is accompanied by at least tow statements which clearly show the author has His Mind Made Up … Wrongly. But that’s just by the by.

  46. El Dato says:
    @Rod1963

    It drove the women nuts and they hated every minute of.

    It has immediate influence w/o rewiring over several months?? Could it be a psych effect only??

    I found this:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4330791/

    Testosterone influences the brain via organizational and activational effects. Numerous relevant studies on rodents and a few on humans focusing on specific behavioral and cognitive parameters have been published. The results are, unfortunately, controversial and puzzling. Dosing, timing, even the application route seem to considerably affect the outcomes. In addition, the methods used for the assessment of psychometric parameters are a bit less than ideal regarding their validity and reproducibility. Metabolism of testosterone contributes to the complexity of its actions. Reduction to dihydrotestosterone by 5-alpha reductase increases the androgen activity; conversion to estradiol by aromatase converts the androgen to estrogen activity. Recently, the non-genomic effects of testosterone on behavior bypassing the nuclear receptors have attracted the interest of researchers. This review tries to summarize the current understanding of the complexity of the effects of testosterone on brain with special focus on their role in the known sex differences.

    Full text available at web page.

  47. Anonymous[221] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Blessed are the diners, for they shall inherit the Earth’.

  48. Pericles says:
    @a

    Only a woman could think that is risky.

    SOCIAL DEATH = DEATH, bigots!

  49. Pericles says:
    @Anon

    Has anyone who writes for the Atlantic ever encountered a gander (male goose)
    They’re twice as big as the girls and incredibly threatening and aggressive.

    Males can sometimes be aggressive, for example when the female is sitting on a nest, but no. The male and female are roughly the same size, with males a bit larger. Since they also have the same coloration, it can actually be hard to distinguish them.

    For example: “Canada Goose … Average weight: M 3-13 lbs., F 3-11 lbs.”

    http://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-id/canada-goose

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Dan Smith
  50. @Pericles

    I was attacked by a Father Gander when I got too close to Mother Goose’s nest. He flew right at my eyes, honking angrily. Fortunately, I had draped by sweater over one shoulder and was able to swing it hard and smack the gander to the ground when he was still about two feet from my face.

  51. @Redneck farmer

    No, I grew up with the dirt people. I went to inner city ghetto schools, not prep schools. Kavanaugh is a cloud person and his world is alien to me.

    Even though I am a lawyer, I am still very uncomfortable around cloud people. I worked in a large corporate law firm for 5 years after law school and hated every second of it.

    I now practice criminal law in a rural area in a redneck state and have no problem sitting in the attorney room of a jail with clients who have shot, stabbed, or beaten someone. But the thought of having to spend a significant amount of time around other attorneys sends shivers down my spine.

  52. anon[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @a

    Well if it’s puffer fish it might rise to the level of riding a motorcycle…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  53. Anonym says:
    @Coemgen

    Seems we’ve finally found the elusive Haven.

  54. Anonym says:
    @Mr. Anon

    She looks pretty goy to me.

    Maybe this is our secret strategy… to set up (((journalists))) with pretty but vapid journo shiksa hopefuls that end up doing more harm than good.

  55. Keypusher says:

    It’s like some bizarre mutation of comparable worth. Just as a waitress deserves to be paid exactly as much as a truck driver, cooking a soufflé is exactly as risky as jumping out of an airplane.

  56. Anonymous[766] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Reminds me of that old feminist saying:

    “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”.

  57. @Anon

    I’ve ridden mares and geldings. There is no way at my skill level I would try to ride a stallion. Frankly, I’d hesitate to get into a stall to groom one. Sorry, Gender Theorists: those little chemicals do make a difference.

    For that matter, ask anyone who’s taught both elementary school and jr. high.

  58. @Coemgen

    How about a douche button?

  59. Jack D says:
    @istevefan

    I wouldn’t chance it if I were you. I know someone who once tried to do that – her name was Chrissy. This happened many years ago. The stove wouldn’t light from the pilot and she couldn’t find any matches and this set off a long cascade that ended with her receiving medical attention. She remains traumatized to this day and fearful of egg salad sandwiches. She still eats them now and then, but only when tuna is not available. And she had to have TWO ranges in her kitchen as a result – a La Cornue and an AGA as backup. Her husband balked at the expense but she explained to him that this was a medical necessity for her as a result of the trauma from that long ago hard boiled egg incident.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  60. It’s just that when surveys measure risk taking in terms of things like unprotected sex and motorcycles, women tend to demur, since those types of activities are either more dangerous for women (the unprotected sex) or less familiar to them (riding motorcycles).

    It’s almost as if there might be some sort of, you know, behavioral disparity that renders motorcycle riding less likely to be part of the typical female experience….Maybe Kavanaugh and the Deplorables beat women with whips, when they try to mount motorbikes?

  61. @academic gossip

    Photos show Ms Khazan (a Russian Jewess) has an unfortunate amount of testosterone affecting her facial features

    That is the head of a chicken.

  62. Dan Smith says:
    @Pericles

    Here in Minnesota we learn to void flocks of geese walking around with their babies in the spring. I don’t whether guy or girl geese are more aggressive, but I once had to fend off a large bird flying at chest level when I stupidly tried to run past a gaggle of them. Rats with wings, I call them.

  63. @Alfa158

    That is a risky activity because women are so driven by the need for approval from their in-group of other women.

    Which is why it’s odd that she claims women are “keen” on “disagreeing with their friends on an issue.”

    • Replies: @Forbes
  64. Forbes says:
    @a

    An indoors activity–cooking–in preparation for a PARTY! as risky behavior. LOL.

    The sad thing is–it’s not a parody…

    PS: As a man who cooks, I’d make sure I knew how to prepare the “impressive but difficult meal” being served, i.e. the “difficult” rating being reduced by mastery/experience. There’s no enjoyment in a dinner flop.

  65. Forbes says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    What I find highly entertaining are the times I miss the female “come-on” because it was totally unexpected. Now, it’s not harassment I’m talking about–but young women today are capable of being “forward” in ways they never were…

  66. Forbes says:
    @Random Smartaleck

    she claims women are “keen” on “disagreeing with their friends on an issue.”

    Yeah, that dog don’t hunt.

  67. Toddy Cat says:
    @The Z Blog

    As Orwell said, “There are some things so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them. No ordinary man could be such a fool”

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