On some days, it seems like Donald Trump has the most fragile male ego on earth, but then Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, writes something else. I’ve never seen anyone who so easily finds himself feeling emasculated. A shift in the direction of the wind seems to leave him feeling like a girly man. As did the DNC:
That’s how it looks on the surface. And if you’re already a Clinton supporter, it probably looks great all the way down.
But if you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing something different. You’re seeing a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished. And it’s happening in an impressive venue that was, in all likelihood, designed and built mostly by men. Men get to watch it all at home, in homes designed and built mostly by men, thanks to the technology that was designed and built mostly by men. I mention that as context, not opinion.
Like most bigots, he seems to think that everything is a zero sum game, that if women have now gained access to political power that they did not have before, men have, by definition, lost political power. And since men build sports arenas, they really should be in charge, shouldn’t they? No Scott, that’s called a non-sequitur.
I watched singer Alicia Keys perform her song Superwoman at the convention and experienced a sinking feeling. I’m fairly certain my testosterone levels dropped as I watched, and that’s not even a little bit of an exaggeration. Science says men’s testosterone levels rise when they experience victory, and drop when they experience the opposite. I watched Keys tell the world that women are the answer to our problems. True or not, men were probably not feeling successful and victorious during her act.
Let me say this again, so you know I’m not kidding. Based on what I know about the human body, and the way our thoughts regulate our hormones, the Democratic National Convention is probably lowering testosterone levels all over the country. Literally, not figuratively. And since testosterone is a feel-good chemical for men, I think the Democratic convention is making men feel less happy. They might not know why they feel less happy, but they will start to associate the low feeling with whatever they are looking at when it happens, i.e. Clinton.
And I’m fairly certain that I felt my IQ drop reading that inane bullshit. Thankfully, it has a very long way to go before it reached Scott Adams-level stupidity. Seriously, dude, women can achieve things without men feeling emasculated. Well, I can. So does every guy I know. You, apparently, cannot. You might want to work on that. I suggest wearing v-neck sweaters more often.