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Scott Adams: The DNC is literally lowering men’s testosterone levels and making them sad

Alicia Keys, destroying the men of America with her diabolical music
Alicia Keys, destroying the men of America with her Hoop Earrings of Great Misandry

Welcome to today’s episode of “wait, did Scott Adams really say that, Scott Adams the Dilbert guy, really?”

And the answer to that question is, as always, “yes, yes he did say that.”

In a post on his blog yesterday, Adams continued his evolution into a living Men’s Rights subreddit comment by lamenting what he sees as the MAN-DESTROYING MISANDRY of the Democratic party.

“On the surface, the convention is going great,” Adams wrote.

Michelle Obama made a speech for the ages. Bill Clinton was his masterful self. Bernie gave a full-throated endorsement of Clinton. The whole affair has been a festival of inclusiveness. The media is eating it like cake. All good, right?

Not so fast! Because beneath the sunny surface of the DNC lurks the testosterone-destroying monster that is the inadequate appreciation of dudes! 

[I]f you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing … a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished.

Adams followed this with, well, tell me if this line of thought sounds vaguely familiar to you:

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.

WE BUILT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER TO … er … seat you?

I mention that as context, not opinion.

Ok then.

To Adams, the most diabolically anti-male portion of the DNC so far has been … Alicia Keys.

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.

And he’s not making a joke here. He literally thinks his testosterone level dropped while he listened to Alicia Keys sing this:

Even when I’m a mess
I still put on a vest
With an S on my chest
Oh yes
I’m a Superwoman

Adams continues:

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.

Just how fragile does Adams think the male ego is, anyway?

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.

Well, at least he’s using “literally” correctly.

Naturally, Adams thinks this will lead to the election of REAL MAN Donald Trump.

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.

Wait, wouldn’t they associate it with Alicia Keys? I’m a little confused.

On an emotional level – where hormones rule – men have left the building…that they built.

Adams ended his post by reminding us all again of his fake “endorsement” of Hillary Clinton, whom, he explained, he fake-endorsed

for my personal safety, because I live in California where it is dangerous for people to think you are a Trump supporter. My political views don’t align with either candidate and I don’t vote, in order to protect my objectivity.

Yeah, I don’t think you quite understand how “objectivity” works, you human Men’s Rights subreddit comment.

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MexicanHotChocolate
MexicanHotChocolate
5 years ago

So the DNC acknowledging that people other than white men live in the United States is somehow damaging to men? Someone think of the white men. Won’t someone please think of the white men?

personalpest
personalpest
5 years ago

And since testosterone is a feel-good chemical for men, I think the Democratic convention is making men feel less happy.

So Adams apparently expects men to take their balls and go home. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Bonelady
Bonelady
5 years ago

Too bad Hillary didn’t buy him a v-neck sweater…
Interestingly, my sister was an architect who designed large public buildings, like malls and hospitals. I don’t think that is one of hers, but it could have been. So much for the “men make everything” idea.

Eva Vavoom
5 years ago

When women were invisible (because they were at home making sandwiches so their man could have more time to invent and build) men did not feel threatened. When women representation in media topped the 18%, men decided that they were overrun by women and started telling everyone about how there is no more fragile being than… a man. It’s odd and pathetic.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

There are theories that high testosterone causes violence. By Adam’s logic, we should misander and make men sad in the service of world peace.

Viscaria
Viscaria
5 years ago

[I]f you’re an undecided voter, and male, you’re seeing … a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished.

Oh dear, poor muffin. How hard it must be, to know that you might not get to run everything all the time anymore. So hard to be man & supergenius Scott Adams! ;_;

mcbender
5 years ago

Hey, Scott, from a man who’s low on testosterone and likes it that way: fuck you.

Bogotano
Bogotano
5 years ago

My 26-year-old Anglo son was murdered three years ago by a Mexican drug gang in Nashville. Why is it that no one at the Democratic convention mentions how the cartels are rapidly taking over every inner city in America according to the FBI? Do the women running the Democratic Party not consider the cartels a threat to peace here at home? Oh, yes… I also spent 18 months living in cartel-infested Michoacan, Mexico recently. Has anyone asked the Mexican people how they feel about the cartels? I have. They feel completely helpless, bordering on despair. So who is going to stop the cartels? HRC? Chelsea? Bill? The corrupt president of Mexico? Mexico used to be a great country to live in; so did the United States. When your son gets murdered by gangsters, your perspective changes in a hurry.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

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.

In all likelihood, Scott knows about as much about architecture, and the design and construction thereof as he does about everything else.

Which is to say, approximately two things: jack and shit.

I daresay I know more about the subject than he does, if only because I actually went to school with people who studied to get a degree in interior design and building construction.

But, of course, he likes to pretend he knows stuff, in the same way I like to pretend I’m Bitch Queen of the Universe.

I don’t actually rule the universe, but it makes me feel good and powerful to think so as a visualization technique, or just for shits and giggles. The only difference between us is that I know the difference between fantasy and reality, and can actually say that I don’t know anything about ruling a universe.

ramen
ramen
5 years ago

No, no, no. Last week’s convention made my testicles climb up into my pelvis to hide. This week I feel great.

tim gueguen
5 years ago

Betcha he thinks her hoop earrings send out dangerous rays of some sort. Rays that sap testosterone.

Someone needs to tell Adams that complaining about men supposedly doing all the work doesn’t make much sense when women weren’t allowed to do the work even if they wanted to.

Steampunked
Steampunked
5 years ago

So what effect does it have on women’s testosterone? I mean…he does realise women also create this hormone, right?

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
5 years ago

Hey, Scott Adams? Endocrinology isn’t a spectator sport.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

Do people actually notice second to second drops in their testosterone levels? Cos I’m calling bullshit on that

@PI
Paradoxy! Ha-ah, Bitch Queen of the Universe *dun dun duh dun*
Paradoxy! Ha-ah, she’ll save everyone of us!
‘Intention’s Alive!?’

Mish
Mish
5 years ago

So I was laughing, first, at the sheer silliness, and at the excellent comments above from Mammotheers. Then I re-read this:

for my personal safety, because I live in California where it is dangerous for people to think you are a Trump supporter.

Seeing this right after reading David’s Jessica Valenti post made me feel ill. When has Adams ever had to fear for his safety (or that of his family) because of his political beliefs?

And yet, and yet … I can hold his views in contempt but not wish harm upon him! I can disagree without wanting to hurt him or silence him or force him off public platforms!

Kootiepatra
5 years ago

I’m about 99.999999% sure that, even if (when) Clinton gets elected, Adams will be able to continue writing dull comics and rambly blog posts which bear almost no resemblance to any known plane of existence.

In fact, I’m pretty sure that most men are continuing their current role and impact on society, despite the fact that Alicia Keys sang about Superwoman. Most of them will continue to do so after Clinton is elected. The vast majority of American men never become president–most don’t even go into politics. Men’s lives and success will pretty much continue like they always have.

It’s almost like Adams’ sadfeels have more to do with a disdain of powerful women than it does with any actual concern for men.

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
5 years ago

The RNC is literally trying to ban porn. To think they are living in any world other than there’s is simply delusional.

If I was able to rule the universe, assuming I can do things without the edgy CONSEQUENCES FOR TRYING TO BE HELPFUL, I’d try my hand at a few things. Alleviate corruption, poverty, enable interstellar travel and communications, improve the environment and living standards, education is free, enact plans to heavily reduce or possibly make racism as a concept as irrelevant to everyone as flat earth theory, stop wars and war profiteers, food distribution, eliminate diseases, right to die, society as a whole more in tune with helping each other out than the Calvinist belief that Money and Effort is Godly and Moral, mental health and therapy a priority, right to be whatever sex/gender you are, anti discrimination is understood as an inherent concept, and some other things I can’t think up of at the moment.

Why is it that I feel if I asked Scott Adams what he’d do if he ruled the universe, he’d start on the elimination of a perceived feminist world order corrupting the US from its God given right to have white,
Protestant males be the only ones in power?

Honestly this is kind of tame relative to the other sorts of people in David’s articles. relative being the key term.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ oohlyboggles

Alleviate corruption, poverty, enable interstellar travel and communications, improve the environment and living standards, education is free, enact plans to heavily reduce or possibly make racism as a concept as irrelevant to everyone as flat earth theory, stop wars and war profiteers, food distribution, eliminate diseases, right to die, society as a whole more in tune with helping each other out

Throw jet-packs in there and you’ve got my vote.

Paradoxical Intention - Resident Cheeseburger Slut

Mish | July 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm
Seeing this right after reading David’s Jessica Valenti post made me feel ill. When has Adams ever had to fear for his safety (or that of his family) because of his political beliefs?

In reality? Never.

But he certainly thinks he is in his own little world.

But, of course, when women, especially feminist women or women of color, feel threatened and can provide documentation of being threatened, we’re told we’re doing it “for attention” or we’re “making it all up”.

And when we’re attacked, doxxed, or even murdered like in the case of Grace Mann from last year (thankfully her killer was convicted earlier this year, but he is supposedly mentally ill), well then we just deserved it for being meanie-pants feminists who hate men!

Scott Adams is really in danger from all of us evil feminists and liberals though! Especially those of us in California! Apparently we’re all out to kill him! [/sarcasm]

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
5 years ago

It’s interesting that he admitted it–Melissa McEwan has made the observation that a lot of the hate directed at directed at Hillary is coming from a discomfort that she’s not centering white men in her campaign but most of the people who don’t like her deny that they could possibly be affected by sexism even when they say kind of sexist things about her-I don’t know which is worse

http://www.shakesville.com/2016/07/this-false-equivalency-can-get-lost-for.html

Mish
Mish
5 years ago

@PI – word 🙂

@OoglyBoggles & Alan – jetpacks for everyone!!
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Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ mish

That’s a wonderfully mind-boggling picture. 🙂

Why does a pigeon need a jet-pack though? Flying fast is pretty much already their thing.

(People buy and sell homing pigeons. How does that work? Anyone know?)

Lkeke35
Lkeke35
5 years ago

Trust me guys! As bad as these guys have been in the past few years, they’re just ramping up if Hilary becomes president. The same way that bigots were always awful, but seemed to get incentivized at the election of Obama.

Note to Adams: It’s the rest of us, who are on the receiving end of their little man tantrums, whose lives will be upheaved. Not his.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

Bogotano,

What are you trying to get at? I’d be all for ending the war on drugs because that’s a huge part of the problem. Somehow I don’t think that’s what you’re trying to say though. I’m also not sure what this has to do with Scott Adams?

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
5 years ago

May a Labrador shit on his pillow.

sparkalipoo
sparkalipoo
5 years ago

@Lleke35

I’m actually really worried about what will happen if she gets elected and if she doesn’t–I really hope that she’ll be elected and that the sexism aimed at her won’t be any worse than the racism aimed at Obama when he was elected

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
5 years ago

Well hey, if it’ll bring back my hair and stop me from masturbating like a lab monkey with a shorting electrode in my skull, bring on the estrogen!

brian
brian
5 years ago

why can’t Adams make his insipid comic, rake in the dough from its inexplicable success, and shut the fuck up?

Mish
Mish
5 years ago

@Alan, as usual, the reality is not as wonderful as the picture :(. They look like jetpacks but they were actually incendiary devices.

https://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/a-rocket-cat-early-modern-explosives-treatises-at-penn/

Sort of like those WWII ‘bat bombs’. I fool myself into thinking they’re jetpacks, though, rather than military strategies involving extreme animal cruelty.

Mike Hisandry
Mike Hisandry
5 years ago

I hate how he constantly speaks for Men. All Men. The Tribe of Man apparently elected Scott “Fucking Dipshit” Adams as our spokesman. Can we get a recount?

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@Leftwingfox

Well hey, if it’ll bring back my hair and stop me from masturbating like a lab monkey with a shorting electrode in my skull, bring on the estrogen!

Yoooo… Strumming my pain with your fingers, singing my life with your words…

@sparkalipoo
I see your excellent link and raise you this one:
https://thepolicy.us/thinking-about-hillary-a-plea-for-reason-308fce6d187c

Edit: link fixed, I hope

@Bogotano
So sorry for your loss <3
The Democratic party is addressing the cartels. Fixing our gun laws will have an affect on the ability for the gangs to carry out their violence. They are also against the drug war and the criminalization of marijuana, the legalization of which in Colorado reduced drug smuggling (cartel activity) there by up to 70% since 2014. Obama's DEA has stepped up border patrols. I don't expect you to trust them, but they are doing something. And, again, sorry

Karen
Karen
5 years ago

I’d like to remind Scott that those men who built the Wells Fargo Center, indeed, the Masonic Temple, City Hall, etc, were themselves built by women at great inconvenience, pain and risk to their lives. Quit yer whining, Dilbert.

Orion
Orion
5 years ago

Just checked to see what else Scott has had to say lately. Surprisingly, his election coverage has not been completely onesided. A while back the Donald was “the master persuader.” But it seems he’s promoted Clinton to the same rank, when he’s not concern trolling her. He even considered her idea to call Donald “dark”-what else – a “a linguistic kill shot.”

Then again it seems almost everything is a linguistic kill shot, in his eyes.

Theladyinsomnia
Theladyinsomnia
5 years ago

“When you’re used to priveledge, equality feels like oppression.”

This sentence is haunting me.

Ref: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/9460662

Ooglyboggles
5 years ago

@Alan Robertshaw
Jetpacks (and free lessons on how to use them safetly) for all!
@Mish
Those pics are reminding me of that ye olde picture editor.
@Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Regarding gun laws, if the DNC just took advantage of the media and the cold truth that statistically the majority of people, gun owners included, who are with the NRA, also want some restriction, they can easily override the hardliners.
@Bogotano
I am sorry for your loss.

GrumpyOld SocialJusticeMangina
GrumpyOld SocialJusticeMangina
5 years ago

Even though I’m almost 70 and have been around for what seems like forever, I have to continually be reminded how fragile male ego are — inexplicably, mine seems to be less fragile than average.

Scott Adams — sheesh.

SqueakyRat
SqueakyRat
5 years ago

Alicia Keys and my testosterone get along just fine.

weirwoodtreehugger: communist bonobo

We need jetpacks to fight the mole people!

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A little more on topic, I have a feeling that the way Hillary Clinton destroyed Trump in her speech is going to induce some hilarious male tears. A woman talking about how small, petty, temperamental and shall we say hysterical her male opponent is? Not going to go over too well in the manuresphere/alt right.

http://33.media.tumblr.com/2e92429cc7466ee231cc259b4c9156ae/tumblr_n0tbmiGWZS1rl6c79o1_500.gif

DarkStatistic
DarkStatistic
5 years ago

…a celebration that your role in society is permanently diminished.

I’d get used to that.

I don’t mean that in a cruel or gloating way — honestly, I don’t. But that’s the writing on the wall here, bro. Sorry that this is apparently as close as you can get to understanding how privileged you’ve always been.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
5 years ago

@Oogly
They have used that fact. The problem is, ‘most people agree with us’ ain’t exactly good enough. The Republicans don’t care who agrees with them. Their mantra is ‘the scary, brown dude is coming to take your freedom away’. That’s a way better argument than the Dem’s ad populum. It’s bullshit, but it moves polls

The red team has hatred and fear, the blue team has consensus and, in the days after another shooting, sympathy. Then, the Republicans stall til the news cycle moves on, and that sympathy is lost. The Democrats need a better message, but, more importantly, they need a stronger emotional appeal. I don’t know what that would look like, but they better hurry up and find it

Ooglyboggles
5 years ago

@Axe
I’d argue that if they had portrayed the GOP as being undemocratic by going against the people’s will and continually hammered that point it might have worked. Then again, there is a ridiculously huge list at this point. They even failed when they had the majority power in both house and senate. To me it seems more of a failing of strategy.

Or we can pull a Reagan, take their rhetoric to its natural conclusion, call their bluff and see more gun laws by playing to the racist fears of brown people also being people who can also own guns. That usually works. Plus if the peaceful but armed demonstrations between the New Panthers is going, I’m more willing to bet the racist fear is going to push more bills.

Shaenon
5 years ago

Just checked to see what else Scott has had to say lately. Surprisingly, his election coverage has not been completely onesided. A while back the Donald was “the master persuader.” But it seems he’s promoted Clinton to the same rank, when he’s not concern trolling her. He even considered her idea to call Donald “dark”-what else – a “a linguistic kill shot.”

No, he’s convinced Bill came up with it for her.

Brony, Social Justice Cenobite

Look at all that rhetoric that has very little to do with reality. Here is an interesting review about testosterone that is more sex and gender balanced. Yes it has to do with dominance behavior, but in both sexes. Beyond that brief puff early in development that pushes development towards male there is not much that is useful beyond stereotype. I rather think they want to prevent the existence of women with higher T from victories.

Hu's On First
Hu's On First
5 years ago

Yeah, I’m sure a lot of guys’ testosterone levels ROSE when they saw Alicia Keys perform. That actually is scientifically proven; seeing or talking to attractive women does that.

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
5 years ago

Alicia Keys, destroying the men of America with her Hoop Earrings of Great Misandry

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reimalebario
reimalebario
5 years ago

Based on what I know of the human body…

I had to see a doctor yesterday about some second-degree burns yesterday. I hope he wasn’t basing anything on what Scott Adams knows about the human body. :-p

EJ (The Other One)
5 years ago

@Jamesworkshop:
That explains everything!

Jamesworkshop
Jamesworkshop
5 years ago

On an emotional level – where hormones rule – men have left the building…that they built.

So, men are emotionally controlled by their hormones.

Pompous male chauvinists really have changed their tune.

Bryce
Bryce
5 years ago

Not sure if it’s acceptable to say it round these parts, but I concur with Alicia Keys having the opposite effect.

Isn’t the presence of a dominant male supposed to reduce testosterone levels in other men? (Assuming one buys Trump’s masculine appeal bullshit.)

Tosca
Tosca
5 years ago

Feminism didn’t teach me to hate men, but it did teach me to stop prioritising them over women. And it turns out a lot of men think that’s the same as hatred“. I don’t know the original author of this quote, but it’s pretty accurate.

The unfortunate thing is that equality is a zero-sum game. There are a finite number of Fortune Five Hundred CEO positions. There are a finite number of government positions for each country. There can only be so many heads of respected media outlets, or Ivy League professorships, or any other kind of prestigious and lucrative career opportunity. And there is only one POTUS, with the power of the world’s largest military at their back.

There was a time when these golden opportunities were reserved solely for straight white cis men. People of colour, women, queer people and those with disabilities were firmly locked out. It was a small pool, but it allowed every man in it to feel like a very big fish indeed.

Now the pool is expanding. We’re catching glimpses of a world where some SWC men will miss out on being CEO of a big company, because a queer person will be appointed instead. Or they’ll lose out on that Senate seat, or that Harvard law professorship because a person of colour, or a person with a disability, or a member of some other formerly marginalised group, was a better candidate. Or they won’t get to be POTUS – the person with all the testosterone-y war toys – because they were beaten by a woman. Some SWC men live in terror they will be revealed as the little fish they truly are. The only way to prevent that is to keep the pool small. They can’t achieve this but, by god they’re trying.

Decent SWC men are willing to accept what they’re truly worth, because they admire merit. Men like Scott Adams…not so much.

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