View Poll Results: Are men really more stupid than women when it comes to their own safety?

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  • Yes, they are and I should know, I am a man.

    5 21.74%
  • Yes, they are. I am a woman and have seen many examples of it.

    3 13.04%
  • No, I am a man and there is no evidence to support it.

    5 21.74%
  • No, I am a woman and men use just as much common sense as women.

    2 8.70%
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  • I am a metrosexual and we have evolved from these kinds of stunts.

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Which man and which woman are we comparing?

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But the stupid things women do, are of a kind that does not have the risk of almost killing yourself in the process.
    That's probably the testosterone factor at play. Testosterone tend to make one more aggressive physically, and daring is just an extension of that trait. I am more likely to overthink and drive myself crazy, than to physically act, and put my life at risk. It's just a difference in tendencies, and it seems that women tend toward a more introspective impulse, and men toward action.
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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    The primary factor is that huge numbers of men are desperately insecure and will do anything to avoid being seen as "weak". They literally are more afraid of being called a pansy than they are of serious injury or death. Society pushes the message that the only way a man can find love, respect, money or anything else is being a "tough guy". Most guys honestly believe is that aren't "hard" enough, they never be happy or successful no matter what.

    The majority of American men would rather get punched in the face and receive a black eye than walk down the street in a tube top. The suffering and potential injury is not nearly as important as the humiliation they'd feel at being seen as effeminate. The worst is that the fear is so strong that it literally can overcome the rational mind. I know in my brain that gender specific clothing is utterly arbitrary cultural bull****, that most men throughout history wore skirts and that its absurd to worked up over a piece of cloth wrapped around your waist. Despite all that, I'd literally have a measurable fear-based adrenal response if I had to cross-dress in public.

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    That is why the questions is not "Men are more stupid then women!" but the question is "are men more stupid than women when it comes to their own safety?".

    And objective facts from the journal have found that a lot more men die in stupid stunts than women do. Maybe it is stupidity that makes men more likely to die doing a stupid stunt or maybe it is something different.

    Stupidity over ones safety is totally separate from the intelligence issue. A man/woman can be quite intelligent and still totally stupid when it comes to their own safety in stupid stunts.
    A greater willingness to risk bodily harm is not (necessarily) stupidity.

    You're mistakenly equating "stupidity" with "willingness to take on risk". They are not equivalent. It is true that someone may engage in risky behavior because he/she is stupid. But it is not necessarily so.

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    A study from the British Medical Journey suggests this. Especially when it comes to stupid actions perpetrated by one gender over the other, ending in death.

    After studying the "winners" and nominees of the Darwin Awards, an award given out to people who died spectacular but also stupid deaths. Of the 318 nominees and winners of stupid fatal acts, 282 were perpetrated by men and 36 by women.

    One of the dumbest is most certainly a terrorist who sent a letterbomb but forgot to put enough stamps on the parcel to get it delivered. Instead it was returned to him due to insufficient stamps on the parcel. The idiotic letterbomb sender forgot he had sent this bomb through the mail and when he got a package he opened his own bomb and blew himself to kingdom come.

    So that would prove that men really do often miss the intelligence to see the error of their ways.

    Like these people "playing" with fire



    Loads of videos there, almost all of them (except one) were done by (often young) stupid males.

    Or this "brilliant" man who tries to do a bit of manscaping himself

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    You even have to ask?

    Yes. Men are, by and large, risk-takers by nature. Women generally tend to be a bit more cautious.

    Why?

    Because, quite frankly, we sort of have to be if we want to get anywhere in life. Evolutionarily speaking, this has pretty much always been the case.

    "Bravery" and "stupidity" are two sides of the same coin, after all. The man foolish enough to stand down a charging bull might very well be squashed like a bug, or he might kill the beast and reap the rewards (sexual, material, and otherwise) that entails.

    The problem today is that we simply happen to live in a far more "civilized" world than ever existed before. For that reason, a lot of the instincts responsible for this kind of behavior have been left directionless, and therefore often wind up being tragically misapplied.
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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    A greater willingness to risk bodily harm is not (necessarily) stupidity.

    You're mistakenly equating "stupidity" with "willingness to take on risk". They are not equivalent. It is true that someone may engage in risky behavior because he/she is stupid. But it is not necessarily so.
    I said, more stupid (aka more irresponsible, aka more reckless with no regard for their own safety or the safety of others) when compared to women.

    And of course it does not go for all men or women, but as a rule of thumb, men have been known to be more reckless. The study of the nominees for the Darwin Awards clearly show that a lot more men die doing stupid stunts killing them than women do stupid stunts killing them.

    I also have not seen a woman who have set their pubic hairs on fire
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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I said, more stupid (aka more irresponsible, aka more reckless with no regard for their own safety or the safety of others) when compared to women.

    And of course it does not go for all men or women, but as a rule of thumb, men have been known to be more reckless. The study of the nominees for the Darwin Awards clearly show that a lot more men die doing stupid stunts killing them than women do stupid stunts killing them.

    I also have not seen a woman who have set their pubic hairs on fire
    No PK..we tend not to do that..what was more disturbing was the other men laughing..whilst one of them was obviously acquiring 3rd degree burns..

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    And we tend not to light our farts either!!

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    And we tend not to light our farts either!!
    But you do fart. Hmmmm. My ex-wife has explained to me several times that women absolutely don't fart. What we hear is simply a tear in the fabric of the universe. I've also discovered that yes, men are absolutely dumber than women and willing to do stupid stuff just to prove it. You should thank us.

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    Re: Are men really more stupid than women? Letting brawn rule over brain?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    But you do fart. Hmmmm. My ex-wife has explained to me several times that women absolutely don't fart. What we hear is simply a tear in the fabric of the universe. I've also discovered that yes, men are absolutely dumber than women and willing to do stupid stuff just to prove it. You should thank us.
    Well..thanks..(I think!)..

    I sometimes cringe at silverback males though..

    And actually I don't fart..I'm English..

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