By David Futrelle
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for some BAD SCENCE from the manosphere.
Actually, I have never before specified Friday as a day for bad science, but humor me this once, because I found some pretty, pretty bad science in the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit, and I’m going to share it with you.
It seems the fellas were discussing the alleged tendency of women to “scream and yell at the top of their lungs anytime something [bad] happens.” And one of the regulars — a wise fellow in the 12th grade — offered a detailed explanation, which basically boiled down to “women get headaches when they have to logic.”
Take it away, PrinceRaj53!
As much “demeaning” or “misommistic” it sounds, but the truth is: logical evaluation in a situation is exhausting for women.
And apparently correctly spelling “misogynistic” is exhausting for men, or at least for the Men Going Their Own Way variety.
Men rely primarily on logical reasoning, whereas women rely primarily on emotional reasoning. …
For Men- “if it works, do it” (doesn’t care how it will feel)
For Women- “if it feels good do it” (or avoids bad feelings)
Yes, I’m sure that explains why so many men keep throwing such EXTREMELY LOGICAL fits every time a movie comes out featuring a woman as an action hero.
Now, women aren’t children, if we see it from a general perspective, right? However, in reality, women are grown up children who pretend to be adults while their actual actions and words remain the same as a child’s (I think the same about weak blue pilled males as well).
Dude, I don’t even pretend to be an adult.
A woman can handle more information and logic than a 4 year old, sure. But in general, a woman doesn’t really want to and most of the times can’t go beyond a certain point. My sincere belief is it gives them a physical head ache, just like when I study a new subject in my school with intensity(I’m in 12th, so for me the literature subjects are like this).
TOO MUCH THINK HURT BRAIN
All the new information, focus, and logic caused mental fatigue and the occasional head ache in the female mind. Sure, these things are helpful in that they create new neural pathways and learning, but it does mentally hurt. Women aren’t equipped to handle this well.
Uh, there are no pain receptors in the brain. You don’t feel anything when your brain creates new neural pathways. Headaches are centered in blood vessels, nerves and muscles outside the brain. Stress can cause headaches, but thinking logically doesn’t.
Your best approach is to use an analogy or story if you really want to get your point across,just like you would do with a child. Bonus points if it’s a real life story about something that happened to her.
For example, you might say “hey, remember when that idiot on the internet tried to tell you that women get headaches from thinking logically?”
He then offers an example of how to use a story rather than logic to outwit a female in this TOTALLY REALISTIC EXAMPLE of a conversation with a women about circumcision.
Her : “Hey! I got my kid circumcised!”
You : “You got your kid circumcised but thought that neutering your dog was mutilation. Both are cutting of the penis. Both against their individual will. Both cause the body parts to work differently and influence the sexual experience of the individual. Do you see how illogical your reasoning is?”
DO NOT do this. Just no. This will not go well, and will end up with more screaming and yelling, nothing else.
To be fair, I’m pretty sure any parent might scream and yell if they told you something about their baby and you responded by trying to outwit them logically.
Instead of that, do the following in such a situation (I am using this as an example) :
Her : “Hey! I got my kid circumcised!”
You : “Oh yeah? Huh. Cool.”
Wait a few minutes.
You : “Remember when you told me you thought neutering your dog was mutilation?”
Her :“Yes. What?”
You : “Just checking.”
Yeah, women LOVE THAT SHIT. As ZZ Top once sang, or might have, if they had seen this post, “every girl crazy ’bout a passive-aggressive man.”
She’ll be confused for a bit. But she’ll recognize the interaction as having some sort of clear subtext. She may brush it off in the moment. But she’ll definitely think about it later. Just pass small packets of thoughts to her brain instead of going “direct to the point”.
She’ll have to make her own connections to the similarities in order to figure out the riddle. This will get the point across, and since it was done in a calm manner she can’t come at you yelling her head off. Women actually respect men who do this instead of going “direct cold hard”.
Thanks for you hard-won, mature wisdom on women, Mr. 12th Grader.
Now, lets recall a time in which you were exhausted by a woman’s emotional manipulation. Since we aren’t as emotionally oriented as them, we become exhausted by feeling lots of different emotions …
This is how women feel when a situation like you mentioned happens, they yell and scream because it gives them a mental headache.
What exactly is a “mental headache?”
She doesn’t necessarily want to fix things, not at all. She just wants to feel like creating drama to have the inherent feeling that she is right and special.
Or maybe she’s just annoyed that you’re a smug mansplaining asshole?
Use your logic to come to a conclusion, but once you are there, don’t state it as cold, hard fact, just pass it as a packet of thought to her mind indirectly. Let her figure out how to connect the dots. State the road, she’ll just follow because her hamster will stop spinning.
I’m a little baffled by the quick succession of metaphors here. Can someone draw me a diagram?
No, seriously, someone draw me a diagram, because right now I’m feeling like this little guy:
Have a good weekend, and don’t think too much!
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