I'm a 30-something woman in a healthy, fulfilling
relationship; this is about my friend. She's very beautiful,
fit, mid-30s, funny, intelligent and has a good job. But she
hasn't had a boyfriend since I've known her. She never gets
hit on. What's wrong with men?
Cold, Lazy or Dumb Sonsabitches
You've zeroed in on one of the questions
of the ages. What's wrong with men indeed? A recent
unscientific study points to several predictable reasons:
Men are insecure and intimidated by
Men believe that beautiful women don't need to be
Men can't handle rejection and prefer "low-hanging
Men believe that beautiful women are "high maintenance"
All these reasons and many more like them
probably have some merit. But really, love and happiness can't
be quantified. Maybe your friend should simply start hitting
That won't do much to make for better
men, but it will likely make your friend's trip from Point
A to Point B happen a lot quicker.
Unless, of course, what she's really interested
in is women.
What about stem cells?
I sense that you're trying to goad me into
a typically left-leaning response that you'll show your friends
as evidence of my hopelessly liberal bent.
OK then, here you go:
Stem cells represent the future of science
and any opposition is a ridiculously shortsighted attempt
by religious zealots to move an already fading country back
into the last century.
Since when is South Korea's place in the
world of science ahead of the U.S.? Since the zealots took