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From CBS Marketwatch
"01:18 JAPANESE RESEARCHERS: WOMEN WHO DIET GENETICALLY DISPOSED TO ADVENTUROUS BEHAVIOR"
-- ng (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2000
....disposed to irritable behavior, isn't that what they meant?
-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), January 11, 2000.
"GENETICALLY DISPOSED TO ADVENTUROUS BEHAVIOR"
Oops, if we can identify it, we can "correct" it. :(
Welcome to the century of the McPerson.
-- Servant (email@example.com), January 11, 2000.
The US government didn't pay for this research did they? I would put this up there with a study of cow flatulence as a contributor to global warming.
-- Squid (ItsDark@down.here), January 11, 2000.
Women of TB2000, do you like to mudwrestle while you diet?
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 11, 2000.
Actually, as I was reading this, I was dipping pieces of Hershey's chocolate into a jar of Jif.
-- CD (email@example.com), January 11, 2000.
Does "adventurous" include sexual experimentation?
BTW -- PMS definition: "Perpetual Monthly Syndrome"
-- A (A@AisA.com), January 11, 2000.
I never did like Biology....
Only in these confused times do our got-it-all-together women stock up on food for a Y2K crisis, while dieting to lose weight before getting into their New Year's celebratory dresses!
My wife, God Bless Her, is caught up in this whole dieting thing. The woman still looks the same to me and her behind can still make me put my vertebrae out of alignment trying to take a second look! She's gorgeous to me (not just me), is a career RN, is doing a great job raising our girls and STILL thinks there is something wrong with her figure because she "can't quite get that leggy look!"
Dieting is not genetic! Just like racism, a poor self-image is learned. From magazines and tv ads and everything else they hit our young girls with each and every stinking minute! My youngest is 11 and she already talks about her "fat" stomach and "bubble butt."
She's 11, for crying out loud!! Adventurous behavior and dieting linked genetically? I think it's all drilled into them from an early age....
Concerned Dad (uh...did I just go OT on you people? sorry.....)
-- Ric (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 12, 2000.
Since we have veered way off topic, let me chime in:
Does anyone else notice that the stereotypical images of women show up frequently on the covers of womens magazine's. Maybe my male brain doesn't get the idea of reading material trying to tell me whats wrong with me. Heck I already know what's wrong with me I am a guy and my wife keeps reminding me of this shortcoming.
There is an excellent book I saw a couple monthes ago about raising daughters in this image conscious world, anyone know the name, I just read the jacket but didn't have time then to read.
To women everywhere, men are less picky about your every feature than you are. I know men who like small, full figured, tall, short, thin...
-- Squid (ItsDark@down.here), January 12, 2000.