Why Men Cheat

I never liked Lance Armstrong. Now I have a solid reason for it. As rumors suggest, today an interview with Oprah will be broadcast where he admits to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. What a career he had – 7 Tour de France wins. And what a time he has had denying that he cheated. Apparently, if you want to be a world-class cyclist you need to take performance-enhancing drugs, otherwise you just won’t cut it. This is what all cycling fans will tell you. And guess what, every professional cyclist wants to be a world-class cyclist. Can we really blame them all for cheating? Men are cheaters by nature. We cheat on our wives (not me, I’m not allowed), we cheat in school (only that one time), we cut corners at work, and we lie about all kinds of shit. Are we different from women? Don’t women lie too? Sure, but the lie about different things. The whole world is talking about Lance Armstrong and his lie because of what’s behind it. There is much at stake. It’s not just about being a liar, it’s about one of the greatest sports achievements of all time. It’s about the future of sports in general. His lie has consequences for so many people all over the world. Not only about how we will live our future athletic lives but how we feel about athletics as a human phenomenon. Heavy shit. What could women possibly lie about that would make such a ruckus? The boob job? I knew they weren’t real. What’s that? Your baby is from another man? Alright, well...

50 Shades of Rape

Congressman Todd Aiken made a comment a few weeks ago about how women don’t get pregnant from ”legitimate rapes”. What was so outrageous to many is that if you read between the lines, it could be interpreted as “if you got pregnant, then you weren’t really raped, you were actually up for it.” Yeah, that would be pretty dickish to say. Let’s take a second, not to be outraged at his comments, but to be objective. And I’m not defending the guy, but I’m curious about the statement. Before doing so, let me first state that I know how highly charged this subject is and how horrible a thing rape is. I’m Pro-Choice and a devout atheist, so I’m not trying to sell anything here. But I’m interested in what he meant, and I don’t think he meant to be an asshole, despite the fact that I don’t at all agree with his position on the subject. From what I know of Todd Aiken, he is a Christian politician and wants to outlaw abortion. I’ve seen this in enough other people to consider it a serious bias where people search for data which will negate reasons why abortions should be legal. He was attacking the abortion “trump card” where “in cases of rape, a woman, if impregnated as a result, will want and deserve an abortion.” He is trying to make the case that the human body has a natural defense which inhibits being impregnated by a rapist. So, his political stance, to me, is bullshit, but I am curious if the science is true. (and yes, I think...