Quote Of The Day

From girlyman actor [some overlap]  Ryan Gosling:

“I think women are better than men. They are stronger. More evolved … You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.”

…and yet these “less-evolved” boys somehow manage to overtake girls later in life, and go on to invent things like the Internet, concrete, the steam engine, AC power [10 million other inventions omitted for brevity].  Probably because patriarchy.

Just to underline my “girlyman” point:

“I’ve always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister… I found my way into dance class… My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better.”




  1. I’ll point out the one nut this particular blind squirrel apparently stumbled upon:

    “They make me better.”

    Indeed, women have always had a civilizing influence on men, particular young men, BUT the enforcers of that civilizing influence (for those who needed it enforced) were always older men. Your mother may have been the one who told you to keep your elbows off the table/wipe your feet/don’t piss on the floor, but repeated violations were always met with “Wait until your father gets home!”

    I recall some years back some actress at an awards show said something like “Let’s put the women in charge, there will be no more wars!” She obviously never went to High School, or if she did she was one of the “mean girls” and never bothered to check the mirror. Women can and will practice warfare on each other in a way most men can’t begin to comprehend. Then again, in an older generation, “mean girls” would ALSO have been punished by the father of the house at the behest of Mom who didn’t want to see her daughter grow up to be a bitch. Now of course the mean girl was probably raised by a woman who was herself a mean girl at that age and who also didn’t a father to correct her or a mother who gave a crap about whether she was a bitch.

    On the topic of boys catching up to girls, then manrta when I was growing up was that girls are stronger than boys at birth, hence there are 105 (IIRC) boys born for every 100 girls, assuming 5 more boys wouldn’t survive childhood than girls. Lots of women of that generation took that to mean that women are ALWAYS stronger. I knew a woman once who, upon hearing that a man had kidney stones, replied that “That’s the worst pain a man can feel” obviously referring to childbirth. Despite the fact that every woman I’ve known who’s both given birth and had kidney stones reported that the stones were worse.

    OK, rant mode off for now.

  2. And 115 years ago this day, two men went out on the dunes of North Carolina and fulfilled the dreams men had dreamt from the dawn of time. And flew.

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