Which is to say that I find it extremely amusing. It, in this case, being Yahoo! Answers, Gender and Women’s Studies, or Y!A GWS. This is what’s been taking up all my time lately, frankly. It’s an odd day indeed when Rich and I aren’t on the couch all morning nursing our own private obsessions—him with his electronic AV Club pals, and me with my imaginary Y!A morons. I’ve even started addressing actual people and events in the breathless, blindered tone of a Y!A querier:
“Why do men always wanna see movies like The Man in the White Suit, and women wanna watch The Godfather II?”
“Why do men always cook squash soup when women wanna go out for breakfast?”
Or, with all respect to The Simpsons, “Why are men named Rich Bachelor, and women are named Aunty Christ?”
It’s actually a really wonderful way to view the world. Let’s take a look, shall we? A question:
Why do most women act like the terms "sexist" and "true" are mutually exclusive?
I have repeatedly seen on here and heard otherwise the objection that a comment is sexist against women, as that is somehow supposed to nullify what was said before it. Why do most women feel that just b/c something is said that truthfully paints the majority of them in a negative light or otherwise makes them feel bad, that it is untrue?
Congratulations! You’ve just proved yourself to be unworthy of further discussion. Next!
If women are so afraid of men as they claim, why do they so voluntarily act in such antagonistic ways?
towards them? THis cold range from picking arguments to actually initiating violent physical contact (such as slapping).
You often hear women on here chiding guys for acting in anyway that could even remotely be construed as creepy (such as approaching a woman to initiate conversation) and there are constant posts about how men should and must respect a woman's comfort level.
Ok, fine. Women are in constant fear of men overpowering, raping or otherwise hurting them. We get that......but then, why do women antagonize these "potential rapists" so often, without provocation? An example I saw just last night at a bar was a woman striking a guy in the back of the head who walked away from an argument with her.
I mean if you are afraid of a pit bull, you don't go slapping him on the snout to p*ss him off right? Why do women not apply this same common sense with men?
(****And please: no arguments on the morality of hitting anyone...let's just look at this practically)
Okay, fine—let’s look at this practically. So either women must admit to you that they are in no harm at all from any man ever, or they must cower at home with their doors barred against the big, mean men who might hurt them? Or maybe a woman can be around men, but must at all time have a smile on her face and not react in any way that might provoke a man into raping or otherwise abusing her?
You make a good point, sir. My gender thanks you.
IS single-motherhood is a cancer in our society?
Do you agree?
Single motherhood trains girls from a much younger age than boys to be multi functional through the role models of women. Girls see their mothers going to work, college and rearing children. The boy is more lost as he does not understand his role. I know his role is exactly the same but you need a father to "Show" him this.
Women bemoan men and boys acting like sissys but we forget who is raising boys and young men and it's women. LOL
Now the reason for single motherhood is an immaturity problem like the man running off or the mother blocking access. Then the girls grow up and are promiscuous only keeping the cycle going because the boy is too young to be ready to be a father and he doesn't know what to be as a role.
Something like that.
Yes I titled it like that to drag you in! LOL
U fail. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!11!!
Why are women (in general) worse at basically everything when compared to their male colleagues ?
etc etc etc
Here is an answer to this provocative, well-considered question, from a “Top Contributor” no less:
Because of hormones distracting us. (pms) It makes us not think with the same logic as man. It causes psychological troubles.
Because we loose blood once a month and it is very tiring
Biological clock and we have to take maternal breaks
We still do most of the children raising at home.
Sports? Because we have smaller muscle and we have hips that makes us run awkwardly.
I am anti-feminist because equality between the sexes is impossible and against nature but you should still respect woman.
Ow, my awkward hips! And another excellent point:
This is an unfair question...you fail to list the thing women are better at then men:
- taking advantage,abusing, and showing no appreciation for men's natural desire to please women
- the tenacity to act so selfish and whine for what they want without being embarrassed
- avoiding blame or accountability while showing zero remorse or conscience
- convincing people they are more caring, nurturing, and sweet hearted when their behaviors - looked at objectively- tell quite a different story
I’m sorry, sir. Why are you even talking about not-me right now? Do you not care that I would like my feet rubbed?
Another person asks:
Is this place just full of male whiners, or is it that women's issues have been mostly solved...(more)?
leaving men with the problems that need to be addressed?
And then (by the same guy):
Men: Have you ever considered that women view men as chumps who exist to support women and buy them things?
Have you ever looked at women as being people who frolic through life, giggling all the way because they view men as fools whose only reasons to exist are to provide sperm and dollars?
Thank you! Finally, someone with the balls to say what we’ve all been thinking! Am I right, guys?
Do you think psychological abuse should be made a crime to even out the playing field?
It seems that women have the upper hand when it comes to nagging and being control freaks.. thats basically them using their strengths.. the problem is when men use their strengths on women theyre protected from physical abuse by the justice system.
Psychological abuse does not always heal with time... some are scarred for life mentally and it affects their lives.
Exactly! That’s what I’ve been saying all along! Women are scarring men for life mentally by, um, nagging them! It’s exactly the same as rape, beatings, and murder, which as anyone knows, only men are ever punished for!
Why do feminists like to think they are the ones who can really understand what oppression means?
Did they finally make a claim on that word that they had it copyrighted and made sure that the word oppression only applies to women and feminists?
Yes. We’ve made a claim on it and had it copyrighted because we totally forgot about the blacks and Muslims and transgendered people. Whoops! Our bad. We promise to stop nagging those guys, though. If we can remember to not do that, what with all our giggling and frolicking and whatnot.
As a woman, do you feel insulted that feminists are portraying you as a victim because you're a woman?
Making sure everything is blamed on others except women portray women as weak; incapable of making rational thinking; and incapable of making good decisions. We are not victims all the time, feminists! Sometimes we make bad decisions! When will you preach the concept of responsibility instead of blame?
Again: Thank god someone finally said it! Feminism is all about making women seem weak and incapable of rational thinking, right? Whereas dudes apparently, if Y!A GWS is any indication, have the utmost respect for us!
Arent the declining marriage rates womens fault ? Why should a man marry, if marriage means to?
share his wealth 50 50 when he can not find a woman that makes the same ammount of money as he does and also takes care of the home and kids, because feminism and the modern divorce laws are not his fault ?
Yes! Men should not be forced to marry women, who don’t earn as much and are expected to take care of the house and the kids and such. Men should be allowed, finally, to marry men!
Thank you, sir, for your support of gay marriage. We appreciate it.
So, as you see, it’s all enough to drive a person completely insane. After several hours of looking at this, one expects to go outside of the house and see a world turned upside-down, everyone sitting in a toilet-armchair, watching Ow My Balls! and making preverbal utterances.
Given what I’ve seen in GWS, I expected other sections of Y!A to engage in same kind of illogical commentary. Say, in Economics, a question posing “I had a $20 in my pocket and now it’s gone?” or “Do you agree that we just feasted for five dollars?” But no. There, people are asking questions about the economic effects of a significant fall in the value of the pound against the euro and the effect that increased reserve requirements might have on the GDP.
Leaving me to wonder if it’s about talking about gender that makes people stupid, or if the subject merely attracts 12-year-old boys and morons. Discuss.