Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.Right.
Carlin was one of the few comedians to use his insights on politics, religion, psychology and combine it with his aptitude for dark humor to constructively criticize society, in particular, that of America. It ranged from Republican policy-making (“Conservatives say if you don’t give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they’ve lost all incentive because we’ve given them too much money”) to governmental interest in wars (“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity”) to the fast-food consumerist American culture (“When you are born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.”)
As a man, Mr. Carlin knows what he is talking about when he says that men can be stupid. As a woman, I can vouch for the fact that women can be crazy. Obviously, not every man is incapable of handling intelligent conversations nor does every woman need to be admitted to the nearest mental asylum; and by no means does Carlin’s quote imply that those specific adjectives are solely attributed to a specific gender. Men can be as much of a whack job just as women can be downright ignorant about certain matters. Carlin also famously said, “Have you ever noticed that anyone driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?” It has a lot to do with our perception whilst safeguarding our own impression.
Carlin’s quote on men and women sparks an interesting debate that would continue ad nauseum. The objective of this post to provide insight into why these two adjectives prevail so that the next time you or one of your buds say something like – “Gosh! Men are such idiots” or “That woman is cray! Ain’t she Jay?” – you, at the very least, know why.Women are crazy
Are women really crazy because men are stupid? Personally, I think it’s more about a lack of awareness of each other’s differences. Men and women have different anatomies and we certainly don’t think like each other.
If men were more aware about the biological plight and societal pressures that women have to go through, our craziness would seem rather normal.
Let me explain in three easy steps. But first, a quick social psychology experiment.
1. A man?
2. Having even an inkling of an imagination?
Step #1 : Try to put yourself in a woman’s shoes
Before your mind explodes wondering what type of shoe-icide I am talking about, ranging from a pair of stilettos (where your ass is elevated at a backbreaking angle to the ground) to the fashionably late flip flops – just imagine yourself as having two protruding parts above the waistline and no protruding part below it.You are the perfect guinea pig for this small-scale study sponsored by the Kremlin, Kim Kardashian and North Korea. Please don’t be offended by my mention of a pig. I’ve tried to keep this post as kosherly halal as possible. Caveat
One of my favorite actors, Abhay Deol was asked in a recent interview, “What would be your first reaction if you woke up inside a woman’s body?”
His response was along the lines of “I’d start touching myself.”
The man’s honesty is rather endearing, but if you are reading this post in a public place, I highly recommend you refrain from such activities of enthusing yourself.
Now that you are a woman, it is imperative that you start developing an overwhelming tolerance for pain.Why?
Contrary to popular belief, women aren’t blessed with naturally smooth, hairless skin all their life. Truly God must be a feminist because he/she made no qualms when it came to equality about hair; everything is fair after you hit puberty. Men got the “ok” to keep their hairiness intact whereas women got more options to depilate their skin. Lovely end of the bargain!
You must have come across those Veet/razor/laser adverts where the objective of hair removal seems like a self-defeating task given that the selected models have no hair to begin with.
No, Katrina. You don’t need Veet unless you want your armpits smelling like burnt rubber. The next task is waxing.
Again, you may ask – Why do women put themselves in such hair-raising/pull-your-hair out kind of circumstances? If it makes you crazy thinking about it, we actually experience it.
As women, we would love to walk around in our natural glory. China took advantage of this concept and recently came out with anti-pervert hair leggings to keep lecherous men away — Because we all know women exposing their soft and smooth legs are practically asking for rape. Ask any dimwit politician from India.Step #3: Get ready for your monthly cycle.
If maintaining your outer appearance didn’t drive you completely mad, the menstrual hormones surely will.
Make sure to reserve [approx] one week of the month to go bonkers on your cycle. But it doesn’t end there. As one of my friends pointed out, we also have the pre-menstrual and post-menstrual issues to worry about so there goes about another two weeks of menstrual mayhem. A better piece of advice would be to reserve [approx] one week of the month to be absolutely free of over-the-top ovarian craziness.
It’s clear why the word “menopause” is called what it is – Because women have to wait till that stage to permanently pause their cycles and achieve that freedom that men have always cherished. Men may continue to deliver their seeds for germination but once a woman pauses, the baby-making factory retires for good.
Is your mind completely screwed up from my mention of a woman’s menstrual cycles? Here’s a biology 101 refresher:
Those regular cycles are absolutely necessary to be capable of creating a comfortable and healthy environment for a baby to develop once a zygote is conceived.
Imagine barfing from the smells or taste of random foods, or having back aches, or hormonal fluctuations, hot flashes or a hoard of other issues as you strap on a little human being inside your body for close to nine months.Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?
A guy once asked me – “Why did God give all the dirty jobs to women?”
He was referring to our cycles and pregnancy related woes. He might have also been referring to seeing his mommy doing all the household chores and cleaning his nappy for him well into adulthood.
Mister, I don’t need the crutch of a biblical verse to make my point. As a woman, I have the chance to raise one of the biggest blessings of God. When I do give birth, I will have a piece of my heart walking around with little toes and feet and I am more than happy to take on this “dirty” job”. (Pro-choice baby!) So there you have it men. I gave you a bit of insight on major factors that make women crazy as a species.Men are stupid
Since I don’t have a protruding part below my waistline, I am not a suitable candidate to discuss what makes men stupid. But having interacted with many individuals who are men, I’ll take some wild guesses. Men and women both have small quantities of (sensitive) estrogen and (sexual) testosterone hormones, respectively. Just like a woman’s fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels have the capacity to put our minds into a thinking overdrive, testosterone can have the opposite effect to make men lose their ability to make full use of their intellect and turn into ‘Hump’ty Dumpty.
Although no causality has been determined, studies have shown that men, who are in love and fully committed to their partner tend to have lower levels of testosterone as compared to their more promiscuous counterparts. Correlation has also been determined between men engaging in extramarital affairs and above average levels of this principal male sex hormone. How the eff do I know all this? Google zindabad.
Now that I’ve addressed biology, let’s talk about intelligence.
In the 20th century, many men contributed to some of the best inventions ever known to mankind, whilst women’s suffrage (right to vote) movement was just starting to gain momentum.
Can you spot the minority? Marie Curie standing out with her radioactive presence in the front row. With so many brilliant men in history, how can men be stupid?
Well, many men have also been the inventors of some of the most toxic products known to mankind such as atomic bombs, agent orange, and commercialized cigarettes which are highly carcinogenic. Some men consider themselves as the expert on rape, pregnancy and abortion and pass conservative laws to restrict the freedom that women deserve to have on their own bodies.
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