The Blindest of Career Risks

“The risk of destroying a career is nothing compared with the evolutionary drive to reproduce.”

I read this post in Scientific American and thought, “really?” But then I remembered Anthony Weiner, President Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, and the list went on, and I thought, “fair enough.”

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mof (#342)

The comments on that article are some of the weirdest I’ve seen on the internet:

“She has a thing for power and he, like any man, wants to have sex with someone human sized.”

Do what now?

swirrlygrrl (#2,398)

*gah* Because she never took any risks to her career, marriage and reputation? And because two adults engaging in sex that did not result in any babies is really about a drive to procreate? I scoff at this article and the lame attempt to get page views by (un)Scientific American.

readyornot (#816)

@swirrlygrrl yeah, and Baker’s statement that they pursue high-powered jobs to collect resources to attract more mates? and until recently MEN would not have had to suffer many consequences? i’m sorry, evolutionary biology pscyhobabble. totally suspect.

dotcommie (#662)

@swirrlygrrl yea, and what about gay sex scandals? are they subconsciously trying to reproduce but don’t know how it works?!

Megano! (#124)

GROSS. I’d like to think our lizard brains are slightly more evolved than this.

readyornot (#816)

When I saw the quotation, I really thought the subject was about women dropping out of the workforce after having children. Maybe that it was a response in some way to the departure memo on Above the Law containing a schedule from a day in the life of a mother of young children working in big law.

WaityKatie (#1,696)

@readyornot I thought this too! And then I saw the list of Anthony Wiener, etc….ummmm I don’t think those guys were trying to “reproduce,” exactly. Is it still unacceptable to say that people have sex just because they want to have sex, rather than because everyone subconciously wants babeez? It is? Ok then.

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