Thursday, March 27, 2008
The battle of the sexes: Is it a necessary spectacle?
Let's review the battle of the sexes in the blog world this week (in order to prove it's NOT JUST ME):
1. Mitch McDad---Reason #1 (of 1) that Men are Smarter Than Women
Citing makeup and cell phone abuse, Mitch McDad set out to prove in an eloquent and entertaining post that men do have one arena in which they are superior to women: driving.
He was even gracious when I pointed out that car insurance actuarial tables disprove his thesis in four simple words: higher rates for men.
Very funny post and comments...have a read.
2. Jennifer, le binky bitch---Male pattern blindness
Finally exposing a degenerative male disease that interferes with the quality of life for men and women alike, Jennifer movingly discusses the common frustration of wives who are married to men who can't find the noses on their faces.
Commenters reveal a side disease---selective deafness---among other hilarious conditions and syndromes.
Debate rages on whether it is exclusive to the Y chromosome or if female offspring can also inherit it. I'm in the camp that believes female offspring can inherit it.
Karen Sugarpants promised success with her program that teaches men to "look like a woman would." Jen promised success with the "just touch everything" method. And Mamma Loves proposed investigation into a physical phenomenon of "out of sight, out of mind."
I'm hard-pressed to choose whether I should add "hilarious" as the adjective for the post or the comments. Both are funny. Just read.
3. World of One Thousand Things---Hard Science
A rude comment from a male colleague causes Aliki to ponder how motherhood is viewed and accommodated in the workplace.
4. Joeprah---The Lifetime Channel: Just Say No
With graphs and charts (even!) Joeprah explains why television channels devoted to shows that hate it up on men are simply no good for anyone.
5. Get in the car---What Men Want
Married Jen M and her single-but-dating friend compiled a list of what men want...you'll laugh (and cry)...
6. Bitch PhD---Prostitution: How does it affect you?
Tackling the john-prostitute story from a mother and feminist angle, she has some of the best points and suggestions about how to consider the Spitzer scandal and how to handle it with kids.
7. Mom-101---Johnson & Johnson BabyGate: You Knew I Couldn't Stay Quiet For Long
Liz validates how a lot of working women feel when she asks, "Are there any men who feel they can't go on a job interview, point at a framed Sears portrait on the desk and say "Well hey there, I'm a family man myself!"
Are there any men who are scared that that when they mention their kids, a recruiter will think they aren't the best person to write a beer ad or a car campaign? Are there any men who worry that while the guy across the table is smiling and pumping his hand, that in his head, he's thinking "Hm, he'd probably be happier if he were home with the kids."
8. Sci-Fi Dad---Variety
a. The husband's perspective of "male pattern blindess"
b. On the seemingly never-ending cycle of stuff moving in and out of storage
c. On the minefield that is "answering your wife's questions"
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