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    artmartin, Shuruq

    ... "all the single women (all Democrats) find him exceedingly  creepy."

    This is going to sound borderline misogynistic but it has been a constant frustration that women - especially liberated women - are so attracted to conservative men.  I can almost understand conservative women going for conservative men (as much as I can understand why any woman would be conservative) but why would an otherwise intelligent woman get involved with a man that believes in such anti-woman things?

    If women want better men then they need to stop rewarding the bad ones with their sexual attention.  Go find a liberal guy.

    Please do not be alarmed. We are about to engage... the nozzle.

    by Terrapin on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:41:17 AM PDT

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    •  Guilty (1+ / 0-)
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      Husband is social conservative.  But votes Democratic and gets that the GOP is nuts and destructive.  But we have two daughters and is against abortion and doesn't like the fact they are both on the pill.  When I asked him what if one of them became pregnant if raped he couldn't understand why they couldn't deliver the baby and then give up for adoption.  A little scary!  I think like me its the Catholic upbringing and being pounded into us.

    •  I have always said that (2+ / 0-)
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      women could change the course of the world if they'd push against their evolutionary programming of attraction to virile, aggressive, Marlboro man types (and there's valid scientific reasoning why) and began to throw themselves passionately to the nerds, the scientists, the teachers, the intellectuals of our society.  

      We men grow up with very weird mixed messages that, in order to have the sexiest and most dynamic women fawn over us, we must be more like the football player or firefighter than the marine biologist or the physics professor.  I and most of my intellectual friends simply rejected that notion and went on to expand our brains more than our physique but that dynamic was very real and it often felt unfair when you'd walk into a bar knowing you were brighter and funnier than 90% of the other men in the place and yet you were turned down to dance while the jocks and narcissists reaped the harvest of attention.  

      Certainly this is just a hunch and I've seen glaring exceptions but I've also had many very bright and lovely women tell me that they go for "bad boys".  Wouldn't it be a hoot if young adolescent men instead had the message in front of them that, if they wanted to score with the hottest women, they should break out their calculus book.  

      "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

      by artmartin on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:27:10 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, well, I picked a liberal one :) (1+ / 0-)
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      Quite honestly, I can't imagine spending my life with someone who's basic world view is so divergent from my own--and who, even by extension, supports preventing my daughters and every other woman in the country from obtaining basic medical services.

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