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Old 11-08-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
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Are Men Necessary?

I guess this book is causing a bit of a firestorm, she will be on Anderson Cooper tonight.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9972517/site/newsweek/

"The Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times Op-Ed columnist freely admits she has no answers when it comes to the gender wars and insists that she is just trying to have some fun. Indeed, when she notes that evolution-wise "men could disappear, taking Maxim magazine, March Madness and cold pizza in the morning with them," it's funny—as is much of the book.

Newsweek -I have to ask, are men necessary?


Maureen Dowd: "Men used to be necessary in terms of reproduction and refinance. But we don't need them for that any more. They'll be necessary like ice cream is necessary. If they're necessary as ornaments, the way women used to be, then they're going to have to be a lot more adoring and look at us raptly."

this is my favorite..

NEWSWEEK: Why did you decide it was time to write about the battle of the sexes?


Maureen Dowd: We haven't really had this conversation about men and women. You don't get to write about sex a lot with the Bush family, and I've covered two generations. I think once I was interviewing Bar, [Barbara Bush] and she said that George senior had been reading a magazine and said: 'Bar what's a bikini wax?' That's the only time sex came up in the first Bush White House.


an excerpt from the book

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9959347/

"Only another hundred thousand years — or ten million, if you believe the Y optimists — and the male chromosome could go the way of the dial-up connection.

So, dear readers of the soon-to-be-extinct male persuasion, you're on notice.

In the year 102,005, or 10,002,005 at the latest, we'll finally have our fair share of female network anchors, female priests, female columnists, female Supreme Court justices, corrupt female CEOs and philandering female presidents.

And we'll run the world. In a manly way, of course."
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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SHH.

DON'T TELL THE WOMEN FOLK.



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Old 11-08-2005, 07:40 PM   #4
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I think it's pretty clear. Maureen Dowd has become inflicted by the disease of lesbian feminism.

She should repent, vote Republican, and accept Jesus.














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Interesting.

I took a gender studies course last year and in the textbook's chapter on relationships, the author said that lesbian relationships are usually the most "nurturing", the best in terms of partners respecting each other and talking things through. I would be more detailed, but I've already sold the textbook so I can't give any quotes. It kinda made me wonder, what's the point of heterosexual relationships then?

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The logic trail here is that the Y chromosome makes the male. However, in species where the Y chromosome has evolved into obsolescence, that doesn't mean that there aren't any males. It just means that "maleness" is no longer defined by a Y chromosome.

What a silly excuse to sell books.

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Interesting.

what's the point of heterosexual relationships then?

in each question
is the answer
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Well, I can't answer if they're necessary or not, but I'm rather fond of them.
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It kinda made me wonder, what's the point of heterosexual relationships then?

I've always found heteronormative gender roles to be incredibly silly. It should be more about love and compatibility, rather than adhering to prescribed cultural constructs that only seem to cause conflict these days.

I think books like these only serve to further show how silly these gender roles are.

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The evolution of sexes is to be considered an equallibrium of two forms within a population, ignoring the issue of chromosomes (which are the mechanism for this variation) when you have a sexually reproducing population with significantly more of one sex it it reproductively advantageous to be a minority form, eventually you reach a point in the entire population where there is parity that no longer selects strongly for one form over the other.
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Re: Are Men Necessary?

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And we'll run the world. In a manly way, of course."
Silly, like melon pointed out, about sums it up. Women should run the world in a WOMANLY way!!!
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What in hell would women complain about if it weren't for you wonderful men?


I'm kidding... I really love you guys, which is why I haven't given up on your kind yet.
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i'd be very sad in a world without men.

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