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Opening Arguments

This is different

Just love the breathlessly announced "research" stating the common-sense obvious:

If men and women at times seem to be from different planets, it may be because there are large differences in their personalities, a new study suggests.

The results show that about 18 percent of women share similar personalities with men, and 18 percent of men share similar personalities with women. But the majority of women have personality traits that are quite distinct from those of men, and vice versa, the researchers say.

Men tend to be more dominant (forceful and aggressive) and emotionally stable, while women tend to be more sensitive, warm (attentive to others) and apprehensive, the study found.

But, wait! The "How dare you make remarks that might be seen as sexist!" crowd won't give up without a fight:

However, the paper, published today (Jan. 4) in the journal PLoS ONE, has drawn criticism from others in the field who argue the methods the researchers used for computing their results are flawed, and that men and women are not so dissimilar after all.

Can't wait to see how this one turns out. More fun than "Dancing with the Stars."


Fri, 01/06/2012 - 1:41pm

You're a brave man to even repeat the gist of the dispute. I assume you're not married.

Leo Morris
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 4:35pm

Was. Not now. Gee, wonder why.