Sunday, April 13, 2008

Quote Time on Practical Women

“In wartime women are much more capable of keeping things together [...] because they are practical."
-Christian Lochte

This from the same Library of Congress report on the Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism that I last quoted from.

This is similar to some of the points that DeeDee Myers made in book, "Why Women Should Rule the World," and discussed at her book signing that I wrote about here.

As I wrote there, I didn't like DeeDee and the atmosphere at the book signing, (i.e. Clinton-Worship) but, as mentioned, I do think that she had some good points.

And while I don't like Hillary, the arguments that she couldn't handle the pressures of the presidency because she's a woman... I would have to say I disagree with, even if it's because, as this Library of Congress Report that I keep quoting from mentions, often these female leaders have male gender-tendencies.

[I don't know enough about Margaret Thatcher and Golda Meir to comment on whether they had male gender-tendencies, by which I mean that they thought and acted like men. Anyone else know?]

"Lochte also considered female terrorists to be stronger, more dedicated, faster, and more ruthless than male terrorists, as well as more capable of withstanding suffering because 'They have better nerves than men, and they can be both passive and active at the same time.'"

Looks like I can finally, with terrorists as my guinea pigs, prove that what I've long believed is actually true: men can't handle blood or pain nearly as much as women can. Biologically it makes sense, since women are the ones who've had go through the most painful and bloody process to keep humanity in existence.

Anyone interested in checking out this Library of Congress report, click here. Warning: It's a PDF.


  1. in terms of golda meir, i do know that she (and moshe dayan) choked then push came to shove during the yom kippur war.

    dunno much bout thatcher.


  2. Actually the women who will prove your point quite clearly is Indihra Gandhi. She was basically a dictator for 5 years, in which time she was behind state mandated sterilization projects...yeah there you have your female tyrant.

    kol tuv