Menstrual cycle....heehee - page 3

A study in Wisconsin showed that the kind of male face a woman finds > >attractive can differ depending on where a woman is in her menstrual >cycle. > > > >For instance, if she is ovulating, she... Read More

  1. by   Ann42
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    Instantly................his legs fell off!!!!



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    02-27-2003 10:22 PM [/B][/QUOTE]

    Since this was posted for my benefit , I figured I better respond. It sounds to me like Walt forgot the punchline. "Instantly...he fell down!" would be funnier to me. LOL!:chuckle

    I'm sorry for being such a wet blanket but I've seen a tendency in the past few years to make violence toward men as the butt of jokes. They are our fathers, brothers, uncles, sons. Granted it's probably just the absurdity of the picture that makes people laugh.

    The shower scene in Hitchcock's movie have caused some people to laugh (a woman is being stabbed to death in a shower), but it horrified me.

    I have a very visual mind. When reading the above joke, I could picture the scissors through the man's head. Somehow I think the joke could have gotten across without that or the bat. Jokes don't have to be unnecessarily violent to be funny imho. Don't you think Walt's joke would have been just as funny if the guy just fell down? It touched the floor, right? Actually, you're not likely to hear either joke in reverse gender, unless you rewrite yourself. Violence toward men is VERY pc. Violence toward women is NOT PC.

    Just because something makes you laugh, it doesn't mean it's okay.

    I mean no personal offence to anyone please. As I said before it's the absurdity or outlandishness of a picture that often cause people to laugh. I've laughed myself as a sort of knee-jerk reaction at horrible jokes then caught myself.
  2. by   funnygirl_rn
    Ann42,

    As I stated in the above post...this is/was a joke...nothing more. So please don't read into it or "visualize" anything different. It would probably be better for you...if you simply depressed the back button.

    Again, I am not promoting violence towards men. I have a wonderful husband, kids, parents, 4 brothers, too many cousins to count, lots of aunts/uncles....and great friends, both male & female.

    As far as the Alfred Hitchcock movie...well..it has been at least 15 -20 years since I have seen that movie....and I don't enjoy watching anything scary or those cut it em/slasher movies (so I don't watch them nor do I rent those kind of movies)....as far as the shower scene that you mentioned....well, I couldn't watch it...I ran out of the room...because I would most likely have nightmares. However, as you stated...I don't know any of my friends who would think the shower scene was funny.

    Again...the joke that was posted was a JOKE...that is all. I guess I don't know anyone that would actually take this joke serious and/or literally. Again, I apologize & sorry that I may have offended you.

    Take care.
    Last edit by funnygirl_rn on Jun 15, '03
  3. by   Ann42
    Originally posted by funnygirl_rn
    Again...the joke that was posted was a JOKE...that is all. I guess I don't know anyone that would actually take this joke serious. Again, I apologize & sorry that I may have offended you.

    Take care.
    Don't worry about it, FunnyGirl. My example of laughing at that scene in Hitchcock's film probably missed the point I was trying to make since most people aren't idiotic enough to laugh at something that was never meant to be a joke. I'm honestly enjoying this subject and could talk much more about it. However, I expect you are tired of me. That's okay. Just remember. I like YOU just fine!

    I only had a problem with the joke, NOT YOU! Besides, I felt a little sorry for Walt, he being a lone ranger and all, so I decided to back him up. (Where is he anyway??)
  4. by   Mama Val
    Walt lighten up, its only a joke.
    As a mother of 2 very young men I would not want that to happen in a million years and I would stop a woman who was trying to do that to anyone, male or female.

    "As a man looking to go into nursing as a second career, I think I'll have enough challenges and have to watch my back as it is. "

    Have to say you do sound a little paranoid and it seems you have already started to dig some trenches before any war has been declared. You are already taking a me versus them stance.
  5. by   funnygirl_rn
    Originally posted by Ann42
    Don't worry about it, FunnyGirl. My example of laughing at that scene in Hitchcock's film probably missed the point I was trying to make since most people aren't idiotic enough to laugh at something that was never meant to be a joke. I'm honestly enjoying this subject and could talk much more about it. However, I expect you are tired of me. That's okay. Just remember. I like YOU just fine!

    I only had a problem with the joke, NOT YOU! Besides, I felt a little sorry for Walt, he being a lone ranger and all, so I decided to back him up. (Where is he anyway??)

    Thank you! :kiss As far as Walt's whereabouts...don't know...maybe in cognito due to all the PMSing women...just kidding! Forgive me Walt...
  6. by   Momma_Penguin
    OMG I laughed so hard i think I had my drink coming out of my nose...and my one son said.."kewl" :roll Laura LPN
  7. by   Ariko
    1) It seems that male bashing will never go out of style.

    2) "Oh, Walt, you really have to be a woman to understand." This is a very debilitating comment. It says that because I have never experienced something, my comments and judgments about the topic are irrelevant. Well, I have never had a Billroth, or an arm amputated, but does that make my judgment and advice any less valid??? As a Med-surg nurse, I usually know far more about these and other things than the person having them.
  8. by   rebel_red
    Originally posted by Ariko
    1) It seems that male bashing will never go out of style.

    Thank goddess cause I really need a hobby.

    2) "Oh, Walt, you really have to be a woman to understand." This is a very debilitating comment. It says that because I have never experienced something, my comments and judgments about the topic are irrelevant. Well, I have never had a Billroth, or an arm amputated, but does that make my judgment and advice any less valid??? As a Med-surg nurse, I usually know far more about these and other things than the person having them.
    Debilitating? Denigrating maybe. And it is feasible to give advice to those from a medical perspective and relate what you have seen others accomplish. So yes you may possess more empirical knowledge, however, staying with your example, you still have all limbs and can't have full knowledge of what an amputee experiences. The same way none of us can truly know what another is feeling physically, emotionally or spiritually.

    Joking about men or any other subject for that matter is a release, a safety valve, all the people in our lives whom we love on occassion frustrate, exasperate, annoy, and just plain pizz us off. Laughing about it releases the tension and keeps folks sane. At least thats what the psychologists say...


    Now MamaVal absolutely love your line under your name! heeehheee

    Tres
  9. by   Talino
    Awwwwll, c'mon ladies. Stop bashing on Walt. If you suffer from the so-called PMS, we men have occasional RDS ----

    Remote Deprivation Syndrome

    Imagine misplacing one of this...



    eventually, we all get over our impetus :roll

    :kiss
  10. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by EE2NP

    My wife will be 61 soon, and my daughters are ages 41, 33, 32, and 21. (I have a son who's 38 also.) Over the years I've seen many a period come and go (at least from a man's perspective). Over the years, I've given countless backrubs, fetched the heating pad, and made midnight runs down to the grocery store to pick up tampons, whatever. I've seen my daughters do their Jeckyll and Hyde routine with great regularity. I've seen how miserable they felt and I always tried to be the sympathetic, caring, dad.

    But an important point made in our family and reinforced by my wife is that no matter how crummy you feel, it doesn't give you the right to indulge that "crumminess" and take it out on someone else.

    She stressed that if there's an issue on some other matter then address it in the context of that issue and not use the fact that you feel rotten as a pretext to work the other issue. She always tried to bring this menstrual cycle issue to a higher level and tried to major on what was really important. She lead by example and I've always admired and honored her for that.

    You know, I think my wife was pretty wise. Maybe that's why I love her so much.

    Again, your point is well taken, but I stand by my earlier conviction.

    Walt
    Being the parent of a daughter and being female myself, I make every effort to keep my crankiness and grumpiness to myself and not take it out on some poor fella that was undeserving. I have tried to instill this philosophy to my daughter and for the most part it works quite well with the help of a bottle of Pamprin. However...making fun of an age old problem is a warped way, helps to ease the misery. It was not meant as a personal attack, EE2NP. It was just meant to shed a bit of levity on a miserable time of the month.....Your opinion is respected and noted but it still does not change the fact that I found it funny ina warped way. Please don't flame us for having a laugh....we find it great that you want to join the ranks of nursing and I think you will find that you will not have to watch your back as much as you think..... I am sure you will find that we will welcome you with open arms and heart and try to help you in your endeavors in nursing.
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  12. by   EE2NP
    Well, I go out of town for a few days and return to a smorgasbord of commentary. What a treat! I'm not sure where to begin....ya'll have given me a lot of material to work with.

    First, I genuinely do enjoy the humorous posts on this thread; at least about 99% of them. And as has been suggested, the ones I didn't like or find all that funny, I simply hit the "Back" button.

    But in the case of this particular joke, I didn't find it funny as I originally posted. Now, don't get me wrong. I've seen lots of jokes that were PMS related that I found to be very funny.

    In fact, I thought Gwenith's joke about women with PMS and terrorists, and her other joke about 6 women with PMS to change a light bulb were both very funny.

    On the other hand, Rebel Red's joke about "PMS is that time of the month when women behave the way men always behave", I didn't find funny for the same reason that I didn't find the original joke on this thread funny. It is about male-bashing and stereotyping men that I find objectionable. Incidentally, there may be some men who act that way, but not all. I know that I don't, and I'd prefer to try to distinguish myself from any who do. Two wrongs still don't make a right.

    I fully expect that if some unsuspecting male poster on this board were to post a joke that was blatantly women bashing that some of you ladies would take him to task. As Ann42 has pointed out, "violence toward men is very PC" while "violence toward women is not PC". And, as Ariko has written, "It seems male bashing will never go out of style". (By the way, thanks to you both for your support.) One of the things that set me off was this very irony. It's okay to tell a joke if men are the butt of the joke and they get bashed around. But, heaven help us if it's the other way around...............nope, can't have none of that.

    Since I'm thinking about it, I might as well reiterate what I wrote originally. I actually do realize that this is supposed to be a forum for nursing humor; I do get that point. Several of you have reminded me of that, but I can't help but believe that having told me that that some of you hoped that I'd just give in and stop pushing back. I guess the admonition to "lighten up" is also supposed to make it all right. After all, we don't want to be too "heavy" about things now do we?

    If it's male bashing, it can be dismissed as simply being a joke that shouldn't be taken too seriously.

    This brings me to another point. Let me ask you ladies a question. Suppose your husband (or some other man in your life) makes a remark that you find offensive. You take him to task, and he blows you off by saying, "hey lighten up", "it was just a joke", etc. How does that me you feel? Was your point less valid? I realize I just flung the door wide open and many of you will say that all your husbands always say that. The rest of you may say that it makes you want to go fetch your bat and sharpen your scissors. I can just hear it......

    But, do you get my point? We shouldn't reward bad behavior.......PMS induced or otherwise. PMS isn't going to go away, but that doesn't mean it should be regarded as a hunting license, where the prize is some guy's head mounted as a trophy for the wall of your office. (Or maybe some other body part.......ouch!!!)

    Incidentally, Funny Girl RN, I appreciate you pointing out my previously posted joke. While, I don't think it comes across as offensive, it's possible that some might object. In any event, I don't think it can be construed as either male or female bashing. Hopefully, it will be understood that I actually do have a sense of humor. Besides being (to me at least) a funny visual it also serves to underscore the difference between how men and women "say" things. In the context of my previous joke, a woman not suffering from PMS might hopefully point out to her husband that he should specifically ask to be X number of inches longer as opposed to "saying" it as he (wrongly) normally would............the downside risk being that he'd wind up on the floor. (After saying it correctly she might even beckon him to "come hither".)

    On the other hand a woman who was suffering from PMS might not be inclined to correct her husband before blurting out his request the wrong way. Once on the floor she might "say" something like, "now look what you've gone and done.........shorty". Or something like that. Either way, the guy would probably "say" it wrong. The woman would almost always "say" it right. And depending on whether she was suffering from PMS, the guy might a happy camper, or flat on his butt on the floor. By the way, rumor has it that they have those mirrors on E-Bay.

    One more thought. Mama Val seems to think me a "little paranoid and it seems you have already started to dig to some trenches before any war has been declared......(y)ou are already taking a me versus them stance." Frankly, I think I'm a realist. Maybe my point about male-bashing and trying to legitimize bad behavior will be ignored. And, at the end of the day maybe I'll find find that I've just been busy digging a hole (trench) and throwing the dirt on my own head. It doesn't change the fact that I still stand by what I've been saying.

    Hopefully, no one will take what I've said personally......it wasn't meant that way. I must say that jumping into the "deep end" of this estrogen pool has been a hoot. I really appreciate those concrete life jackets............hehe.

    I'm off now to don my asbestos (twistproof/knotproof) skivvies, my trusty helicopter beanie hat, my secret decoder ring, and crawl under my force field.

    Hi yo............silver, away.

    Walt
    :chuckle
  13. by   rnnurse2be
    IT was only a JOKE... Some people's comments out there make a person nervous to come and just read them... Yikes

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