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(Toronto Star)   "In one-fifth of a second, before the conscious mind has had a chance to react, the male brain has rendered judgment on whether the oncoming stranger is sexually hot"   (thestar.com) divider line
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2010-08-28 7:35:41 PM  
it takes that long?
 
2010-08-28 7:36:17 PM  
Yup.

We'll stop ogling chicks as soon as the women stop gravitating to dudes with money and/or power.

/which is to say: no changes for anyone, ever
 
2010-08-28 7:41:53 PM  
I can fully oggle a chick, undress her mentally, and store her away in my spank bank for later in 3 seconds.
 
2010-08-28 8:06:14 PM  

Roook: I can fully oggle a chick, undress her mentally, and store her away in my spank bank for later in 3 seconds.


I've had many a hot chick detected from behind me. Sometimes I'll just be out and about, and suddenly the thought pops up in my head: "There's a hot chick behind me." Never fails. Farkin' Pheromones, how do they work?
 
2010-08-28 8:12:19 PM  

Roook: I can fully oggle a chick, undress her mentally, and store her away in my spank bank for later in 3 seconds.


With two more seconds to empty the bank
 
2010-08-28 8:30:17 PM  
brain researcher, neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine, whose book, The Male Brain

I've put that book on my to-read list, but I bet I can already tell you what's in it. It's trite and condescending and basically a book-length "men are pigs" diatribe. The Male Brain likely contains not one actual positive claim (something along the lines of, men are better at X - where X is a good thing, not "men are better at killing people").

And it will be interesting for me to compare this book to her last one, titled The Female Brain which begins, "men, get ready to experience brain envy" and contains many positive claims. Read that book (and I have) and you learn that women are noble in reason, infinite in faculty, etc. etc. I'm guessing the thesis of the male book is that men can only think about sex, ha ha, isn't that funny. But seriously, they also think about murder.

I'll be happy to be wrong here, but I'm probably not.
 
2010-08-28 8:37:25 PM  
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
 
2010-08-28 8:48:09 PM  
Can't we all just agree that we're animals? We're born, eat, sh*t, f*ck and die. That's it.
 
2010-08-28 8:57:42 PM  
Male species hunt.

Female species nest.

/learn to live with it, stupid article writing person

//you sound fat
 
2010-08-28 9:31:39 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Can't we all just agree that we're animals? We're born, eat, sh*t, f*ck and die. That's it.


I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: Male species hunt.

Female species nest.

/learn to live with it, stupid article writing person

//you sound fat

 
2010-08-28 9:57:26 PM  

SilentStrider: it takes that long?


That's what I say.
 
2010-08-28 11:22:05 PM  
This is why the penis is the supreme universal force. The brain will analyze a woman, listen to her thoughts, and make a decision based on what we think is romantic. The penis decided it wants to bone her now and then her best friend next. This is why men will always rule. Women are too caught up in emotional bullshiat to have the time to run things. Men will bang you and then go on to invent a new television show or something.
 
2010-08-28 11:31:28 PM  

GaryPDX: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?


It's science, snarkboy.
 
2010-08-29 1:52:16 AM  
I will give her a name, a job, undress her, imagine her favorite sexual things, imagine what's she's always wanted to try, how she'd look riding me, how she's look giving me that over the shoulder glance while I'm behind her, what she does for a living, how she looks in the morning... within 2-3 seconds.
 
2010-08-29 4:47:29 AM  

eddyatwork: This is why the penis is the supreme universal force. The brain will analyze a woman, listen to her thoughts, and make a decision based on what we think is romantic. The penis decided it wants to bone her now and then her best friend next. This is why men will always rule. Women are too caught up in emotional bullshiat to have the time to run things. Men will bang you and then go on to invent a new television show or something.


I couldn't decide whether to LOL or to think about how feasible your explanation is. So I did both.
 
2010-08-29 6:16:13 AM  

Tofu: brain researcher, neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine, whose book, The Male Brain

I've put that book on my to-read list, but I bet I can already tell you what's in it. It's trite and condescending and basically a book-length "men are pigs" diatribe. The Male Brain likely contains not one actual positive claim (something along the lines of, men are better at X - where X is a good thing, not "men are better at killing people").

And it will be interesting for me to compare this book to her last one, titled The Female Brain which begins, "men, get ready to experience brain envy" and contains many positive claims. Read that book (and I have) and you learn that women are noble in reason, infinite in faculty, etc. etc. I'm guessing the thesis of the male book is that men can only think about sex, ha ha, isn't that funny. But seriously, they also think about murder.

I'll be happy to be wrong here, but I'm probably not.


I'm guessing you are quite correct.
 
2010-08-29 6:16:40 AM  
I can judge a woman's sandwich making ability faster than that.
 
2010-08-29 6:17:01 AM  
...and girls can do it in half the time.
 
2010-08-29 6:17:45 AM  
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2010-08-29 6:28:23 AM  
"Give me a *&%$# break," came the response from a particularly sharp elbowed 30-something who spat out her response with cringe-inducing shrillness.

/Made me lol
 
2010-08-29 6:29:27 AM  

Tofu: brain researcher, neuropsychiatrist and author Louann Brizendine, whose book, The Male Brain

I've put that book on my to-read list, but I bet I can already tell you what's in it. It's trite and condescending and basically a book-length "men are pigs" diatribe. The Male Brain likely contains not one actual positive claim (something along the lines of, men are better at X - where X is a good thing, not "men are better at killing people").

And it will be interesting for me to compare this book to her last one, titled The Female Brain which begins, "men, get ready to experience brain envy" and contains many positive claims. Read that book (and I have) and you learn that women are noble in reason, infinite in faculty, etc. etc. I'm guessing the thesis of the male book is that men can only think about sex, ha ha, isn't that funny. But seriously, they also think about murder.

I'll be happy to be wrong here, but I'm probably not.


I haven't read that particular book, but one area men do better in on average is in some areas of spatial cognition, and women demonstrate an advantage in other areas of spatial cognition. Naturally, there are women at the far end of the bell-curve that outperform mid-range men, but overall it is undeniable that evolution has seen fit to wire our brains for different purposes and may in part explain why engineering is one area of university education where there's a significant gender imbalance in favour of men, while in most other disciplines women now make up the greater portion of students - at least, that's the case here in New Zealand.
 
2010-08-29 6:29:27 AM  
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Looks to me like she knows what she's talking about.
I'd let her probe me if I could probe her back.

/hotness
 
2010-08-29 6:32:13 AM  
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2010-08-29 6:39:53 AM  
eddyatwork [TotalFark] Quote 2010-08-28 11:22:05 PM

"This is why the penis is the supreme universal force".


Zardoz approves.
 
2010-08-29 6:40:52 AM  
I had no idea that Ric Romero worked for the Toronto Star now.
 
2010-08-29 6:52:06 AM  
When we finally do look away, the experience fades quickly for men

Unless you crash into something while ogling. Then you never forget it.
 
2010-08-29 6:54:45 AM  
A man's gotta look

Women who don't understand this are doomed to a life of misery

/just please don't touch and I'll be content
 
2010-08-29 6:55:20 AM  
The Batman always wins.
 
2010-08-29 6:58:03 AM  
The peace-seeking male, then, has only one option: To deny his hard-wired humanity and keep eyes focused at the ground at all times.

Best of luck with that.

When it fails, consider very dark sunglasses.

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Follow these guy's advice - go getcha self some cheap sunglasses,
 
2010-08-29 6:58:17 AM  
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/Giggity
 
2010-08-29 6:58:27 AM  

Mudflap: The Batman always wins.


You named your schlong "the Batman?"
 
2010-08-29 7:05:07 AM  
Dream weaver, I believe you can get me through the night
 
2010-08-29 7:06:40 AM  
a prayer:

may we all, ye fellow farkers and i, find the SHE who can accept, deal with, and with GAWD'S good grace, assist us in coming to recognize, and be at peace with, these facts, and, if needs be, act upon them, with us or without us (but only if there is a video recording device handy...).

in science's grace, OH MAN!
 
2010-08-29 7:10:38 AM  

MadameX: A man's gotta look

Women who don't understand this are doomed to a life of misery

/just please don't touch and I'll be content


You are obviously a woman who gets it. Men are going to look, we have no choice. What differentiates well-socialized behavior from animalistic behavior is what we do after looking.

You probably appreciate the fact that the man you are with can look at another woman but then go home with you. That will make your man much more likely to stay with you than the shrill "I saw you looking at her, you pervert!" response of women who DON"T get it.
 
2010-08-29 7:13:24 AM  
Fake and gay.

She has to turn around first.

/happened to me in the grocery store yesterday
//paper or plastic?
 
2010-08-29 7:22:20 AM  
At first I was all "huh, a neruologist says this, huh? Guess that's an interesting--" and at that point I realized that it had actually said neuropsychologist and immediately broke off the mental sentence with a low, condescending chuckle and an eyeroll.

Seriously, my undergrad was not technically a science degree or a biology degree (my current profession notwithstanding), and yet there was more science in it than in most graduate programs for her pseudo-subject, I'd bet.

//Psychology is, nine times out of ten, more a form of literature than a science. Psychology with a prefix stolen from a real scientific discipline is a bit different, in that the fraction is instead ten times out of ten, and that's it's less "great american novel" literature and more "chick tract" literature.

//I'm being hyperbolic, but I'm also being serious. Developmental psychology is the only branch I've run into that even _tries_ to take controls and interdisciplinary study seriously. The rest are political science trying to bluff you with a pocket protector and tape on its glasses.
 
2010-08-29 7:23:35 AM  

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: Male species hunt.

Female species nest.

/learn to live with it, stupid article writing person

//you sound fat


Maybe among humans to some extent, but that's way far from being universal in nature. Remember, lots of animals exhibit dimorphism wherein the female is bigger, like most insects, white sharks, other fish, tyrannosaurs, some birds of prey, hyenas, and male seahorses and some birds actually brood instead of the females. In addition, in animals like lions, the females do most of the hunting.

Humans actually are only somewhat dimorphic compared to many animals. We're weirdly "in-between". More dimorphic than truly monogamous animals, but way less so than very polygamous ones.

From Wikipedia (sourced):
D.M. Buss stated that "Males should prefer attributes in potential mates associated with reproductive value or fertility, depending on whether males in human evolutionary history have tended to seek long-term or short-term mating partners.[22] Specifically, if males in our evolutionary past have tended to seek short-term mating partners, selection should have favoured male preferences for females in their early 20s who show cues positively correlated with fertility. If males in our evolutionary past tended to seek long-term mating partners, selection should have favoured preferences for females in their mid-teens who show cues indicative of reproductive value. Evolutionary theorists differ on which of these they judge to be most likely." However, there has not yet been a study to prove that males chose who they actually end up mating with or, rather that it is the females who chose the males.

Link (new window)

It's actually very interesting stuff, and way less simple than a lot of people imagine.

/Only the Sith deal in absolutes.
//Sure there's a fat joke about "larger females" in there.
//Bio-slashy!
 
2010-08-29 7:27:50 AM  

thelordofcheese: Fake and gay.

She has to turn around first.

/happened to me in the grocery store yesterday
//paper or plastic?



You know what's worse? Seeing a "hot little jogger" from afar only to drive by and realize it's a small Asian man. Arggghhh. Providing my own mental scrub:

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2010-08-29 7:30:30 AM  
"It's a reflex that's built into the brain circuits," she said in an interview. "At its core biological basis, it's unfair to criticize men for that initial unconscious circuitry."

Thank you. I'd like to buy this chick a beer.
 
2010-08-29 7:32:13 AM  

ghare: Mudflap: The Batman always wins.

You named your schlong "the Batman?"


Huh. That's silly.

Mine is Lord Malhavoc - Harbinger of Annihilation!!!

Oh, and accompanied by this soundtrack: Link (new window)
 
2010-08-29 7:36:24 AM  

Mr. Right: ...will make your man much more likely to stay with you than the shrill "I saw you looking at her, you pervert!" response of women who DON"T get it.


This.

/...is the fastest way to get your ass dumped
 
2010-08-29 7:38:17 AM  
Errors can be made though. As the saying goes: good from afar, far from good.
 
2010-08-29 7:39:07 AM  
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2010-08-29 7:39:10 AM  
offacue: Errors can be made though. As the saying goes: good from afar, far from good.

so true.
 
2010-08-29 7:39:11 AM  

Freak:

You know what's worse? Seeing a "hot little jogger" from afar only to drive by and realize it's a small Asian man. Arggghhh. Providing my own mental scrub:


What's worse is when you still bang him anyway.
 
2010-08-29 7:40:11 AM  
FTA

"So you guys figure it's cool for you to stare at hot women and expect your girlfriends and wives to laugh it off, give you a high five and join in the fantasy?"

So long as you dont chunk up.
 
2010-08-29 7:41:57 AM  
Actual quote from the book:

A penis has a terrible life. His hair is a mess, his roommates are nuts, his neighbor is an asshole, and his best friend is a pussy. Plus his master beats him all the time.
 
2010-08-29 7:43:05 AM  
To me, there is only one difference to know between men and women that really highlights the difference in how they pursue sex.

Men are more likely to have tunnel vision and women more likely to have a lot better peripheral vision. Now take that to the animal kingdon: Prey is most likely to have better peripheral vision and predators are more likely to have tunnel vision.
 
2010-08-29 7:43:53 AM  
I think what is worse is the butterface. You see her from behind and you catch up to have a look and then you wish you didn't. I live at the beach and this happens all the time. I see a hot body and kill myself to catch up only to find out it looks like her face was caught on fire and stomped out with golf shoes.
 
2010-08-29 7:45:52 AM  
I actually don't mind if my boyfriend stares at other girls. In fact, they're hot enough, I'll stare right along with him.
 
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