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Thu Jun 13, 2013, 01:50 PM

Republican Mansplains That Men Are Better Thinkers because Man Brains



Boobs, brews, bros, boats, balls, Borat, baldness, and breadwinning. Now that I've weeded out all the ladyreaders with that completely testosterone-soaked sentence of man related B words, I'm going to share an important man fact with all the dudes out there: your brains are better than lady brains. Says who? Says Maine's Republican House Minority Leader/brain expert Ken Fredette, during a debate on the House floor on Wednesday. Bonus: he supported his argument using a widely-derided book from 21 years ago. Too bad Fredette's manbrain didn't understand how video cameras or the internet work. Or, uh, public record, for that matter.

Fredette's heroic application of gender essentialism came in the context of a discussion of ó you guessed it (actually, you probably you didn't) ó application of Obamacare's federal funding for the Medicaid expansion at the state level. I'd explain it, but it would be easier for me to just step aside before my yogurt addled chickbrain ovulates all over Ken Fredette's turgid, rock-hard logic and let a man explain. Fredette's floor soliloquy, per ThinkProgress,

As I listen to the debate today and earlier debate on this bill, I canít help but think of a title of a book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. And itís a book about the fact that men sort of think one way in their own brain, in their own world. And women think another way in their own brain and in their own world. And it really talks about the way that men and women can do a better job at communicating. Because if you listen to the debate today, in my mind ó a manís mind ó I hear two fundamental issues. From the other side of the aisle, I hear the conversation being about: free. ĎThis is free, we need to take it, and itís free. And we need to do it now.í And thatís the fundamental message that my brain receives. Now, my brain, being a manís brain, sort of thinks differently, because I say, well, itís not ó if itís free, is it really free? Because I say, in my brain, thereís a cost to this.


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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 01:56 PM

1. We know that men are smarter because they go bald. All that extra thinking and brain activity

generates more heat, and that added heat kills their hair follicles, and so men go bald.

Makes perfect sense.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 02:05 PM

2. I forgot about that

I wonder if it's in his little book. Because, you know it should be if is not--following the same lines of logic

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 04:16 PM

3. OK, here's my question: I know we aren't breeding these troglodites, so where in the

hell are they coming from? And they're like a virus. They're everywhere.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 02:03 PM

4. Garble warble

goop lam gum.

Sorry that is all my female brain can come up with.

Seriously, this fits into the women are not to be trusted with their medical decisions mantra.

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