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Sorry, Guys, The Truth Is Out

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:55 am

[guest post by Dana]

Michelle Obama, along with Laura Bush, spoke yesterday during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Mrs. Obama made news when she claimed that women are smarter than men:

“We can’t waste the spotlight. Time is short. Change is needed. And women are smarter than men,” Obama said during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to a laughing audience, according to White House press pool reports.

She continued, “And the men can’t complain because they are outnumbered today.”

I’m sure glad no man has ever gotten in trouble for suggesting that males might be smarter (or more capable) in certain disciplines than females.


51 Responses to “Sorry, Guys, The Truth Is Out”

  1. The Lord has blessed me with four sisters! This is nothing new to me. Also, the current “smartest” (IQ) person in the world is a woman.

    felipe (40f0f0)

  2. Because women’s rights are so paramount in African dictatorships.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  3. A computer can beat the world chess champion, but a woman cannot.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  4. Some women are smart…some men are smart. The one truth that is well known is that the average of both groups is not smart.

    Hence the election of Barack Obama.

    Dejectedhead (a094a6)

  5. All women think men are idiots. And Moochelle is likely right when it comes to her and her husband. But it’s not women’s brains that has prevented men from exterminating them like varmints all these millennia.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. And women are smarter than men

    That needs to be qualified.

    Liberal women are dumber than conservative or even truly centrist women, but are as equally dumb as liberal men.

    Mark (1c4a55)

  7. Its funny that even as we enter the second half century of “women’s lib” just about everyone tacitly acknowledges that men outrank women by making these sorts of cutesy jokes that would bring howls of protest/derision if turned the other way.

    Mark Johnson (aa1dda)

  8. Change the oil and spark plugs in your car, and I’ll be impressed.

    hadoop (f7d5ba)

  9. Do the obamas ever make a speech without dividing segregating groups of people? Gender, color, race, creed! I thought zippy said something about the UNITED States of America. She and her husband are really a pathetic couple, and they deserve each other.

    hadoop (f7d5ba)

  10. If it weren’t for women we wouldn’t be where we are today.

    Oh. Wait.

    jakee308 (e090f6)

  11. hadoop (f7d5ba) — 8/7/2014 @ 8:08 am

    Just fill the car’s gas tank when it needs it

    and put down the toilet seat instead of whining

    about it and I’ll have a stroke.

    jakee308 (e090f6)

  12. All women think men are idiots.

    Only Hollywood , wimpy men and bitter women think this. The women I know love men and admire their intelligence, wit and logical minds as much as they admire their well defined bice

    Dana (020a13)

  13. Oops..well defined biceps!

    Dana (020a13)

  14. Ain’t me, it’s the people that say
    The men are leading the women astray
    But I say, it’s the women today
    Are smarter than the man in every way

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. women got teh men
    like a goddam puppet show
    women ARE smarter

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. Women may be smarter than men. Years ago, during a conversation a female made derogatory remarks about “men”, I asked her to go to a window, look around, and point to something made by a woman. Try it, it’s not easy.

    Roman (0bfd6d)

  17. A little boy sat down and cried
    An old man passing asked him why
    He said I can’t do what the big boys do
    Old man sat down and he cried, too

    That’s right, teh women are smarter

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  18. Roman (0bfd6d) — 8/7/2014 @ 8:47 am

    Not easy? Hogwash! Look in a mirror and say these words:

    “Thanks mom”!

    Don’t start with me about God, you know what I mean!

    felipe (40f0f0)

  19. Shouldn’t George be home recovering from his recent medical issues?

    askeptic (efcf22)

  20. The data says that Michelle’s wrong – 55% of women voted for Barry O in 2012.

    alanstorm (cb237b)

  21. I have no idea what Elissa’s comment will be. But I am curious to find out. It will prolly be something awesome. No pressure, Elissa.%-)

    felipe (40f0f0)

  22. ’m sure glad no man has ever gotten in trouble for suggesting that males might be smarter (or more capable) in certain disciplines than females.

    You’re forgetting:

    1. Women have options; men have obligations.

    2. Only the interests and sensibilities of women are of any import.

    Art Deco (ee8de5)

  23. Yes, men do stuff and women point out how wrong the stuff they did is.

    Though I take it Michelle has never watched two or more women attempt to put up a tent.

    WTP (5c621d)

  24. Yes, WTP, I was able to pitch a tent as soon as I reached puberty. IYKWIMAITTYD.

    felipe (40f0f0)

  25. Yes, Dear.

    gary gulrud (46ca75)

  26. Wasn’t there some Harvard type dean or something that once said that men are better at math than women? Wasn’t he hounded out of office. Maybe what’s good for the gander should be good for the goose.

    TimothyJ (a33d78)

  27. Art Deco @ 22,

    I was being sarcastic and referring to exactly what TimothyJ @ 26 mentions. Perhaps I was too subtle…

    WTP @ 23, I can pitch a tent and change a tire.

    Women aren’t smarter

    Dana (020a13)

  28. Eh, women aren’t necessarily smarter, but are certainly more complicated. Men aren’t necessarily smarter but are certainly more straightforward and there’s way less guesswork involved. They typically keep it simple. The fairer sex makes it messy and complicated.

    Dana (020a13)

  29. Man smart, woman smarter

    Chuck Bartowski (11fb31)

  30. I am still recovering from injuries sustained by the last hiking boot Dana threw through the internet at me when somebody allowed her to escape the kitchen and write a post on this blog so self-preservation is weighing heavily on me to avoid commenting on this thread. Plus, I am still hungry from missing the sammich Dana failed to make prior to flinging that dainty and cute hiking boot.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  31. Has to be Robert Palmer, not Belafonte, Chuck!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  32. HA! You can almost see the restless ambition churning & barely contained inside FLOTUS!

    Too bad there’s not enough intellect/wisdom embeded in her psyche.

    America will pass on “Obama 2.0“…

    AMR1960 (bfc881)

  33. I have to assume Michelle was simply basing her opinion on her personal experience with her husband … she is a poor role model as a First Lady … lazy and racist is no way to represent the country …

    JeffC (488234)

  34. There was some study done a number of years ago. On the average, women are “smarter” than men, however, amongst the very smart, men outnumber women.

    Thomas (80504e)

  35. People who make over broad, offensive generalizations – such as “Women are smarter than men” – are dumb as a goat sundae.

    C. S. P. Schofield (e8b801)

  36. well, we have it on good authority that Moo-chelle is a tranny, so she just said that Laura Bush is smarter than s/he is.

    a low bar to be sure, but Laura is actually an intelligent, accomplished lady, all things the current FLOTUS is not nor will ever be, even with surgery and a stunt double.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  37. I can’t wait for these two grifters to be evicted from the White House.

    SPQR (c4e119)

  38. President Obama, I’m sorry to report, is an idiot. He’s not malicious, he’s an idiot, or his whole foreign and defense policy with regard to Iraq is idiotic. This is now the second time he’s been taken by surprise. he;s delayed intervention, for various foolish reasons. He wants to wait to the last minute. At least he’s actually doing things – dropping food and water on amountain, but he has made no decision on air strikes. That will have to wait for the peril to increase maybe.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  39. Larry Summers must be a bit pissed.

    Rodney King's Spirit (8b9b5a)

  40. Why do women marry men?

    mg (31009b)

  41. why do husbands die before their wives?

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  42. Robert Palmer’s version… tasty, even if the sentiment goes down hard!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  43. why do husbands die before their wives?

    Because they want to?

    nk (dbc370)

  44. The groove of Palmer’s version reminds me of some of Doctor John’s music. Iko Iko!

    felipe (40f0f0)

  45. oh, yeah, felipe… I’ve seen Dr.John 3 times, great show every time.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  46. he’s got that Professor Longhair piano roll down flat

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  47. Such a night!

    Dana (4dbf62)

  48. Yes, Dana, sweet confusion under the moonlight.

    felipe (40f0f0)

  49. I don’t know if Michelle Obama is the best spokesperson for the idea that women are smarter than men.

    Anon Y. Mous (8ec442)

  50. Being able to land yourself a 300G no show job because your husband is a Senator does make you pretty smart.

    Funeral Guy (afbf7b)

  51. Our second-best people:

    Journalists that is, not bureaucrats.

    gary gulrud (1e7047)

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