The Thinking 
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July 16, 2012

 

Lisbeth Fishing, Carl Larsson; watercolor (1898)

 

 

An Atheist Unable to Cope with Reality

July 16, 2012

 

JESSE POWELL writes:

Mano Singham at an atheist website, Free Thought Blogs, has mentioned the post here about lesbians who want their children to play with children from normal families. He writes:

“You really must read this page and the website in general for yourself to appreciate the alarmist worldview of those who think that the world is closing in on them because of rising equality of women and gays gaining mainstream acceptance, and feel helpless to do anything about it.”

In some ways this characterization is fair and in some ways it isn’t. The world is closing in on us, but we are not helpless. Read More »

 

The Whole World Applauds Smart Women

July 16, 2012

 

JAMES FLYNN, the IQ expert, continues to receive shockingly fawning press for his claim that IQ tests show women are now smarter than men. Interestingly, there have been no public hysterics or angry demands for new programs, as there were when Lawrence Summers said men were possibly more qualified mentally for certain fields. The eagerness with which the press has lapped up this story, while for years it never much noticed the many IQ tests that showed men’s mean scores were slightly higher, indicates that it is a deeply satisfying bit of news. It affirms the liberal view of history as a sordid tale of oppression and shows that despite the massive chaos feminism has unleashed on the life of the ordinary person, all is okay because at least women are a bit smarter. Perhaps the average woman is smart enough to hold a job at Wal-Mart plus a job as a construction worker and raise three children without any husband.

The problem is, Flynn’s findings, accepted as if now unquestioned scientific fact, are highly sketchy. Flynn revealed to ABC news that his studies, which took place in Estonia, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, involved girls and boys between the ages of 15 and 18. Psychologists have noted for years that adolescent girls develop faster than boys and complete puberty earlier.

Flynn also made other statements that shed serious doubt on his command of this issue: Read More »

 

Gruesome Photos of Edwardian Female Slaves

July 16, 2012

 

JAMES P. writes:

Photos from a bygone era — no exposed flesh, no tattoos, no obesity, no diversity, and two women are reading books as they walk down the street rather than playing with their phones.

Laura writes:

Disgusting.

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Submarines to Have Honeymoon Suites and Birthing Rooms

July 16, 2012

 

IT’S not quite that bad, but give the Navy a few more years to work out the implications of women on subs. Now that submarines are officially Love Boats, these important and necessary accommodations are only a matter of time. For a federal bureaucracy entrusted with the exciting project of equality, no expense is too much — except of course the expense and inconvenience of maintaining military objectives.

 

State-Subsidized Illegitimacy is a Great Gig

July 16, 2012

 

HENRY McCULLOCH writes:

The Daily Mail reported last week on young Englishwoman (sort of) Amy Crowhurst, who had her first child, so we’re told, at 12. Crowhurst, who lives in a council flat on benefits now tells Closer magazine (whatever that is) that “having kids young was the smartest thing I ever did” because now, at age 22, she has “the freedom to meet mates and go clubbing when my mum babysits.”

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Elton John Wants to Buy (and Emotionally Molest) Another Child

July 16, 2012

 

JAMES P. writes:

The Telegraph reports that Elton John “wants to have more children” — no doubt once again via a surrogate mother, although this is phrased as “he wants to have more children” as if he were doing so by the normal, natural method. Happily, Elton and his “partner” have made “a scrapbook for their son about how he was created” to help the boy overcome the absurd stigma associated with being artificially created, carried in the womb of a jackal prostitute surrogate mother, and raised by two aging, homosexual former drug addicts. No doubt the second child will also benefit from the wisdom of this scrapbook!

 

Flynn Affects the News

July 16, 2012

 

NEWS outlets around the world yesterday reported that women are now smarter on average than men. James Flynn, the well-known intelligence researcher for whom the famous “Flynn Effect” is named, was quoted as stating that recent IQ tests show women’s scores have risen in relation to men’s and even surpassed them.

What most news outlets failed to mention in this widely disseminated piece of junk journalism was that Flynn said women had marginally higher scores than men in three countries: New Zealand, Estonia and Argentina. This Daily Mail article is the only one of the many stories that goes into any details. Even so, it too is highly misleading and  incomplete. Flynn, who is awaiting the release of his new book, should take his publicist to lunch. Whoever she is, she deserves it. Read More »