Someone really needs to talk to Liz Jones

But why, exactly, men – especially old, rich men – want to have millions of children is beyond me.

It’s rather the purpose of life isn’t it? Didn’t Darwin have something to say on the subject?

20 thoughts on “Someone really needs to talk to Liz Jones”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It’s rather the purpose of life isn’t it? Didn’t Darwin have something to say on the subject?

    It may be the purpose but it is not the drive. Men are not much driven to have children. They are driven to have sex with many young fertile women. We have broken the link between that an reproduction so that now most men are happy to watch young fertile women on the internet while whacking off.

    In this case I would not look to Jagger and his drives, but rather the woman’s. After all, this child, like any other child Jagger may have, is a meal ticket for the rest of its mother’s natural life. Why wouldn’t she want to get knocked up?

  2. Liz ‘Car Crash’ Jones seems to survive on revealing more and more bziaree things about herself with every column. That’s the only reason people read them. This time she says she didn’t have sex for 32 years.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Telford – “This time she says she didn’t have sex for 32 years.”

    Thank the Lord for that. The idea of Liz on the prowl would make every heterosexual male in the land fear having that sixth pint.

    Female newspaper writers are virtually all in the business of self harming. In the old days we would have paid to see them in Bedlam. Now we give them columns in the popular press. It would take a while to think of one who is not clearly a Care in the Community case.

  4. SMFS

    Don’t underestimate men’s desire to have children, apart from anything else it gives the missus something to do to keep her off your back.

    But I would say that, given a free hand, men would have a wife, children, and as many mistresses as they could afford. Women, given a free hand, give the kids a miss and chase after “cute guys” for as long as the body holds out. Hence the western world’s baby deficit.

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    With the odd exception of the pill failing I always thought it was women that decided whether children would be born, not men, no matter how virile men think they are.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Edward Lud – “Janet Daley. But I grant you, with that I’ve shot my bolt.”

    I will agree to that. Although I am a bit suspicious. Perhaps like the Two Fat Ladies there are depths of hitherto unsuspected insanity lurking out of sight.

    Bloke in North Dorset – “With the odd exception of the pill failing I always thought it was women that decided whether children would be born, not men, no matter how virile men think they are.”

    And remember, Britain’s premier conservative magazine opposes DNA testing on the grounds that it interferes with a woman’s right to choose the father of her child:

    http://www.spectator.co.uk/2010/10/whos-the-daddy/

    Got to keep up with these newest rights and fashions.

  7. According to Jerry Hall, he’s a good father but a problematic husband. Spends time with his kids, plays with them, helps with homework etc.

    So: good genes (he was a sexy young man, talented), loaded, going to look after the kids either in life or death. Maybe she has to do all the work in bed, but that’s about the only downside.

    And people forget: philandering isn’t actually that much of a problem if the man is rich. It generally hurts families because it splits resources.

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke in Wiltshire – “And people forget: philandering isn’t actually that much of a problem if the man is rich. It generally hurts families because it splits resources.”

    I bet it hurts his daughters. In fact if you could quantify it I would bet it would take about five years off his daughters’ lives.

    It is not the money that is the problem these days. It is growing up believing that every man’s word is worthless.

  9. And remember, Britain’s premier conservative magazine opposes DNA testing on the grounds that it interferes with a woman’s right to choose the father of her child:</b

    She isn't choosing the father, but which of the candidates she would prefer to be the one whacked for cash.

  10. Liz Jones is a classic gynaecolumnist i.e. Any female journalist who uses her newspaper column to bang on about women’s things, a la Julie Burchill.
    (Courtesy of Rogers Profanisaurus)

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