Sunday, November 06, 2005

Oh, Yeah, I'm Screwed ...

[I wrote this Friday, but have been having problems with posting, so
I'm filing via e-mail (filing - heh, that's newspaperspeak)]:

Figuratively, of course.

And apparently, that's the way it's going to stay for the rest of my

I read Maureen Dowd's New York Times Magazine piece, "What's A Modern
Girl To Do?", this afternoon.

When I read the following, I laughed out loud and said, to my computer
screen, "Oh, I'm screwed!" Behold:

"A 2005 report by researchers at four British universities indicated
that a high I.Q. hampers a woman's chance to marry, while it is a plus
for men. The prospect for marriage increased by 35 percent for guys for
each 16-point increase in I.Q.; for women, there is a 40 percent drop
for each 16-point rise."

The average I.Q. is 100, so by the time you get to 116, according to
the Brits - whack! - your odds just dropped 40 percent. Move up to 132
- whack! - your odds have just plummeted another 40 percent. So for
anyone with an I.Q. anywhere above that? Well, as I said to Jay earlier
on the phone, the advice is: "Find a good vibrator."

Jay insists that he's looking for a woman with a brain. That's nice to
hear, though as I told him, "You, apparently, are the exception."

Dowd wants to know: "So was the feminist movement some sort of cruel
hoax? Do women get less desirable as they get more successful?"

Well, was it? Do they?


Blogger Dave said...

Hey, I'm looking for a woman with two brains. Not to be be confused with a man with two brains, who is, of course, Steve Martin. But, seriously folks, the brain truly is the sexist organ in the body. So women with high IQs, unite!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

I'm looking for a woman with a big brain also (just not as big as mine).

9:09 AM  

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