Editor's note: Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review. A former CNN producer/correspondent, she is the author of "The End of Revolution: A Changing World in the Age of Live Television."Her examples are most left-wing, anti-family politicians, and they are usually lawyers or married to lawyers.
(CNN) -- Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade? ...
The question has baffled women, mostly, since biblical times. ...
Some try to explain it as biology, testosterone's fault, they say. Others blame complex psychological needs. "The appeal of hookers lies in the temporary psychic relief they supply to men struggling with conflicts about guilt and responsibility," wrote psychologist Michael Bader.
But I believe the common denominator, the proximate cause of the irrational behavior, is arrogance; the belief by some powerful men that they can get away with it.
Her first example is John Edwards. He seemed to me to be the phoniest politician I've seen in a long time. The stupid people are the tens of millions of Democrats who treated him as a serious presidential or vice presidential candidate. Some of the other men had wives who were bitches. The men wanted something that they were not getting at home. It is not real complicated. Have women really been baffled by this since biblical times?
Couldn't agree more. It's like Phyllis Schafly once said: "Of course Democrats think men are worthless. Their men ARE worthless!"
Or something to that effect.
A feminist, armed with a Tommy Gun, could walk into a room with 25 men and mow them all down. Another woman would walk into the room and exclaim, "My God! What's wrong with the world?" And the feminist would point to the bodies and say, "Fuckin' men! Isn't it obvious?!"
We can't win for losing.
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