Saturday, September 25, 2010

"...when it comes to men, you may be better off not talking about it at all?"

The Frisky: Having Relationship Problems? Try Talking Less:

For as long as many of us can remember, we’ve been told that if we’ve got a problem, particularly a relationship problem, the answer is to talk it out. Go to a therapist and talk to a shrink about your issues. Boyfriend or husband acting distant? Well, you better talk to him about that. Not sure what to do about a problem in your life? Get on the phone, send an email, heck, Twitter it while you’re at it. It’s all talk, all the time. But what if sometimes, particularly when it comes to relationships, and especially when it comes to men, you may be better off not talking about it at all?

I have never understood why people want to talk to a husband or boyfriend constantly about "the relationship." Even though I am a woman, if someone did this to me, I would really be disgusted and bored. Sure, if there is a specific problem, address it in a non-accusing way, but to be talking "about your relationship" constantly seems to me to be a way to doom it, not enhance it.

What do you think?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Much of this is motivated by congressional defensiveness in the face of fierce feminist lobbying that is largely unopposed."

I read a short book from Encounter Books today entitled How Obama's Gender Policies Undermine America. The book highlights how women are doing much better than men in today's America. They live longer, face a significantly lower unemployment rate, are awarded substantially more BAs, and MAs and have lower rates of incarceration, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Career feminists constantly harp on how women need government intervention and hand-holding because they are treated unfairly. For the most part, however, women in the academic world are treated better than men. The author, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, makes an important point: some cases, women are treated better than men when it comes to academic tenure positions. Between 1999 and 2003, according to the National Academy of Sciences, although women only represented 11 percent of tenure-track job applicants in electrical engineering and 12 percent of applicants in physics, they received 32 percent and 20 percent of the job offers in these fields, respectively.

Not that it would help, but maybe some of these "feminists" (more like female-privilege specialists) who insist on more and more affirmative action for women in the academic world should read a book that tells a more realistic account of what is really happening with many males in our society: Boys in Poverty: A Framework for Understanding Dropout. I doubt it would help however, because boys--and thus, men-- in poverty is probably their goal.

My question is, why are "fierce feminist lobbyists" largely unopposed?

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Shrinkwrapped: The FDA Is Going to Kill Us All!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Forty-four percent (44%) of all adults say the Internet is the best way to get news and information."

The internet is providing more Americans with information than ever before, according to this Rasmussen poll:

Forty-four percent (44%) of all adults say the Internet is the best way to get news and information. Television comes in second, with 36% who still turn to the tube. Print newspapers are a distant third with just 11% who view them as the best source for news and information. Only nine percent (9%) still rely on radio.

Although more people turn to the Internet, they're less sure about the quality of the information they find there. Only 29% say the Internet is the most reliable source of credible news information. The plurality (40%) says broadcast news is the most reliable source. Twenty-one percent (21%) view newspaper that way.

Despite 40% of the Rasmussen sample saying that broadcast news is the most reliable source, 67% of Americans feel that they are better informed now than they were 10 years ago. This has to be in part because of the internet. The internet, for all its flaws, allows more transparency than any of our politicians (and sometimes television news sources) ever has.