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What about the men (who are not polar bears)?


By David Futrelle

Here, courtesy of Australian funny lady writer Bec Shaw’s Twitter, is what may well be “the most amazing ‘what about men’ of all time.”

The pic above I mean.

This dude is arguing with her in the replies.

If you’re on the twitter you should follow Bec and also her WomanAgainstFeminism parody account.

63 replies on “What about the men (who are not polar bears)?”

Regarding biological reasons for women to have a slightly higher life expectancy: Aging rate seems to be one of those polygenetic traits, like height. It is somewhat predicted by heredity and it follows a bell curve, which is typical of anything determined by the sum of a large number of small, independent variables.

The obvious conclusion to draw from those data is that there are many genetic factors in how fast one ages and becomes decrepit, each with a small contribution of risk of dying slightly younger. Given that there are likely dozens or hundreds or more of these, it’s a fair bet a few of the relevant genes are on the X chromosome, and if the lower-life-expectancy allele is a loss of function mutation (say, a defective DNA repair enzyme), men will have the trait more often than women, since men only get one shot at having the good allele and women get two. The effects may be small but the average man will have slightly more aging-accelerating genetic traits expressed than the average woman does, and perhaps a year or two shorter life expectancy, all other things (hazardous work etc.) being equal.

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Yep, that was what i was thinking. Man life span is shorter due to natural reasons.
So, let us remember they MRA are among the firsts when it comes to say : “Men are stronger, smarter, than women, it is biological/genetic/psyevo/facts !”
And when nature give them shorter life span, it is misandry (and the fault of women, of course).
I wonder if selective view/hearing/feeling is also a natural feat in their case…

There’s also the theory that since grandmothers provide parental care it is evolutionarily beneficial for females to live longer.

It was rare diseases day yesterday, it was on the news. Yet another day that has more publicity than men’s day lol.

My recommendation to MRAs, get a rare disease immediatly.

MRAs are just mad that EVERY day isn’t Men’s Day. And where are they on the actual one, November 19? Not actually tackling any concrete issue affecting men. Just whining and kvetching at women, as per usual.

Apropos ’80s music: Wholeheartedly agree with Katamount; it was a fun decade, with videos still relatively young. Canadian ones, lacking polish, especially (but the music was leagues ahead of Gringolandia’s — thanks, CanCon Requirements!) What they lacked in visual goshwowery, they more than made up for in terms of sounds. Martha and the Muffins never made a bad record, IMO, and neither did the Spoons…I’m especially fond of Danseparc and Mystery Walk, and of Talkback, which came out when I was 16 or 17 and seemed to sum up pretty much everything I felt at the time…

“Something About You”, particularly, reminds me of first year at university; one of the girls on my floor played that one so much that I’m surprised she didn’t wear out the cassette. (Maybe it was nothing but that song, back to back? I do wonder!) She was studying physiotherapy, if memory serves. She always seemed to play it while getting dressed, whether for classes or going out. I always knew she was preparing to head out when the strains of that one drifted down the hallway…it got to be a bit monotonous after a while, but it was part of the general atmosphere nonetheless.


Hehe, yeah, I’m one of those oddballs that put songs on Repeat, too. I want to just consume a chorus or a bridge over and over again, only moving on when I’m ready. I honestly find that there’s very few albums I’ve heard that have any kind of musical narrative flow anymore. Probably the last one I listened to that I really felt it was Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. The Tragically Hip had a couple excellent albums with strong musical coherence, particularly Phantom Power.

While we’re on the topic of music, I will take a moment to complain about the disappearance of record stores. It’s possible that I’m just attached to physical music media due to my age, but even growing up at the end of audio cassette and the start of the compact disc eras, there was something endearing about being able to scan a list of artists and flip through a back catalogue, or see the latest releases sitting front and center, then take a new album back home and crack open the liner notes and admire the artwork. But with HMV Canada toast, all that’s left is a handful of Sunrise Records and indie stores scattered around Toronto, leaving me at the mercy of iTunes digital downloads. And I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of what’s popular, so when Noel Gallagher released an album in December of last year, I totally missed it. Basically, I’m left to vaguely remember when an artist’s last album was and say “It’s been two years, have they got something new?” And only then if I happen to flip past them on my iPod.

Maybe there’s some feature of iTunes I’m not using that alerts you to new releases by favourite artists, but the program certainly doesn’t make it obvious.

Why not just do a Soulseek search on those artists every so often?

There was something really fun about going to an independent record store with all the cool posters on the walls and flipping through albums, finding new artists based on cover art and spotting things I’d forgotten I even wanted. As much as I like the convenience of listening to about anything I want to online, it just doesn’t have that feeling that hunting down physical media does.

Agreed with WWTH. Also they had pins and the employees would post their recommendations and if you had similar tastes to one of the employees you could pay attention to their recommends.

Hi, David! Hey, can I get out of the auto moderation filter? I’ve been around for three years or so, I just keep changing what’s in the parentheses of my ‘nym!

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Yeah, that’s not funny.

I have a rare disease. It took four years and three incorrect diagnoses to identify it correctly. We need Rare Diseases Day.

These MRA types are not nice people. But let’s not wish for them to get horrible diseases that leave us in medical limbo on a day that’s meant to support people who have those very same diseases, okay?

I see your rare disease and raise you one.

Non24/free-running syndrome. Almost unheard of in sighted people. Puts me in arguably distinguished company, though.

Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome.

Those make things like Asperger’s Syndrome look positively garden-variety by contrast.

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