The Water Cooler – Who’s Smarter, Men or Women?

August 8, 2014 12:00 pm · 98 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on Claycord.com where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

This week during a speech, Michelle Obama said women were smarter than men.

Do you agree with the First Lady?

Talk about it….

1 well... August 8, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Hell yes women are smarter ;)

2 Marianne August 8, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Women! Who would ask a question there is only one answer to!?

3 Enfield303 August 8, 2014 at 12:09 PM

No. Everybody is different. It’s an absurd blanket statement.

4 Tom August 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM

I know women have higher education levels. I’m going to err on the side of caution and say YES!

I’m happily married…………

5 CrayZ August 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

DUH women are smarter than men! Men only know how to eat sleep and poop!

:P just kidding of course..but prepare for the wars to start in the comments lol

6 I'm The Urban Spaceman August 8, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Well, Harry Belafonte weighed in on this years ago…

I say let us put man and a woman together
To find out which one is smarter
Some say man but I say no
The woman got the man de day should know

And not me but the people they say
That de man are leading de women astray
But I say, that the women of today
Smarter than the man in every way
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter
That’s right de woman is uh smarter, that’s right, that’s right

Ever since the world began
Woman was always teaching man
And I you listen to my bid attentively
I goin’ tell you how she smarter than me

Samson was the strongest man long ago
No one could a beat him, as we all know
Until he clash with Deliah on top of the bed
She told them all the strength was in the hair of his head

You meet a girl at a pretty dance
Thinking that you would stand a chance
Take her home, thinking she’s alone
Open de door you find her husband home

I was treating a girl independently
She was making baby for me
When de baby born and I went to see
Eyes was blue it was not by me

Garden of Eden was very nice
Adam never work in Paradise
Eve meet snake, Paradise gone
She make Adam work from that day on

Methusaleh spent all his life in tears
Lived without a woman for 900 years
One day he decided to have some fun
The poor man never lived to see 900 and one

Here’s a version by the Grateful Dead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT7vjbJcQJE

7 It's simple August 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM

WOmen who get breast implant s for men are stupid. so 85% of womenare dumb.

Men who like fake boobs are stupide…so 85% of men are dumb.
It’s equal

8 Domestic CEO August 8, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Each gender has it’s advantages. Men have more focus on one thing at a time and are better at it than women. Women on the other hand, are really good at multiplexing and can do many things very well. Who is Smarter? Maybe it is just that women know more stuff.

9 @it's simple August 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I wonder how you would feel if every time your wife got pregnant and nursed a baby, YOUR penis got smaller and droopier. And what if that was very noticeable through your clothes, especially dress-up clothes and swimwear? You might want to take some action, if there were a surgery to correct that problem. Another way of looking at it :) {{Giant,super-fake books do look tacky, but a modest lift and fill to get back to normal is not stupid, in my opinion}}

10 The Closer August 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Sooo… is Michele saying her husband is a D*&^A$$?

Of course women are smarter. Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton make Leonardo Da Vinci and Albert Einstein look like slobbering moronic dolts.

Oh oh, here comes my wife. Why of course women are smarter!!!

11 nytemuvr August 8, 2014 at 12:54 PM

@I’m The Urban Spaceman #6
Great link….sure do miss Jerry and the rest of the boys.

12 What security August 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM

woman are period

13 Gopster August 8, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Michelle Obama can’t be too bright, she married Barack.

14 What security August 8, 2014 at 1:02 PM

All I have to say is Mother Mary Hell Mary full of grace.
My answer is Yes woman are smarter than men.

15 Monkey August 8, 2014 at 1:04 PM

As a woman, I say men. Engineering, science, etc, men prevail.

16 Monkey August 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I’m all for fake boobs too, whatever makes you feel best about yourself. I had them for 15 years, but, when one ruptured I had them both removed. I do miss them, but I don’t want to look forward to surgery every 10-15 years to maintain.

17 Marissa August 8, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Women of course! No arguing that point. :-)

18 Marissa August 8, 2014 at 1:24 PM

And no I don’t have fake boobs nor do I plan on getting any.

19 tired of taxes August 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Michelle Obama is right. And it applies to all women. Even women who look like men.

20 Atticus Thraxx August 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

I’m smart enough not to try and answer.

21 kyburz66 August 8, 2014 at 1:26 PM

I know that woman is an IDIOT!!

22 94598 August 8, 2014 at 1:28 PM

OMG- Hilarious !! This short youTube video answers that age old question
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq4jZ5P9irY

23 BT Express August 8, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Depends….IN GENERAL:

Men – Mechanical aptitude, directional awareness, deductive reasoning.

Women – Social skills, verbal expression and emotional cognizance.

24 PhilthyPHRESH August 8, 2014 at 1:41 PM

A smart person is one that knows they know nothing.

25 ConcordeJet August 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Woman are the smartest cause they know math well

26 Cat Wrangler August 8, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Is Michelle’s comment really different than that of Lawrence Summers in 2005 stating that women did not have the aptitude intellectually of men? One comment made as charming jest and the other as condemning judgement, but both prejudicial and restrictive rather than encouraging of every the potential of individual.

27 Kanye West August 8, 2014 at 2:01 PM

You’re all wrong. I’m the smartest person that ever lived. Just ask me.

28 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Better be careful when disagreeing with the obamas…because you’ll be labeled a racist by certain members of the claycord community.

29 The Mamba August 8, 2014 at 2:13 PM

She’s an idiot, every individual is different.

30 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Hey Marissa: if you do decide to get those fake boobs give me a ring. We’ll have a good ol time…wink, wink!

31 Thanks Obama August 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Being a women pursuing mathematics, science, or engineering means means spending your time getting trashed by a bunch of macho jerks because you don’t have the same reproductive equipment as them… is it any wonder we don’t see a whole lot of women in those careers?

32 Silva August 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Even after a lumpectomy and RT mine are completely natural and don’t need any enhancement whatsoever. I was lucky.

The hard part is discerning well in advance of total commitment whether or not you are compatible intellectually, idealogically, socially, ad infinitum instead of going for perfect boobs.

33 Antler August 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

The Closer at#10…. See there now, you aren’t so dumb after all! ;-)

34 Silva August 8, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Surgical scars are cool. Don’t belive it? Oh well. They”re sooo much better than the scars you can’t see.

35 Silva August 8, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Oh dear. Wait. TMI!!

36 anon August 8, 2014 at 3:02 PM

If Michelle is smart she will divorce Barack. Was she smart for not being with the POTUS when he was visiting other Heads of States in foreign countries?

37 WCmom August 8, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Stupid question.

38 Dorothy August 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM

@#13 – Behind the man stands the woman. Tell your wife you want to be President.

39 Mr.Pink August 8, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I’m too smart to even weigh in on this.

40 Nutcreek Frontier August 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Not a fan of generalizations, but empirically, it is interesting that women has just recently begun scoring a few point higher than men on IQ tests based on some global research. Until just a few years ago, men scored a few points higher.

41 Nani August 8, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Dogs are smarter

42 Rumplestiltskin August 8, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Men are smarter because they’ll answer that women are smarter and just move on.

43 Incognito August 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

All I am going to say is this: Women are the supreme being.

44 Michelle August 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Please go make me a sandwich. You are the first wife. Be a wife, and stay out of politics unless we vote you in.

45 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 8, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Since we’re on the topic of women, ever notice how beautiful Republican woman are and how well they take care of themselves and how Democrat women are always so, well….um, nevermind.

46 Jojo Potato August 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM

“That’s right, the women are smarter…” If Jerry Garcia said it, then it must be right. See link above. Never realized that Belafonte wrote that song, file under “something everyday”. Just like Jerry’s need for a miracle everyday! I too miss those guys.

47 dilligafman August 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM

MY DOG!!!

48 Ancient Mariner August 8, 2014 at 4:04 PM

“No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of 48.”

– H.L. Menken

49 anon August 8, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Cats are smarter!

50 Greg August 8, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Women are clearly NOT SMARTER than men, who happen to rule the planet. Women are often (due to their genetic disposition of being inferior to men) cast in roles which are suited to their natural existence, serving their superiors, their boyfriends and husbands.

51 SKS August 8, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Michelle Obama should shut her pie hole.

52 case closed August 8, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Women think with their brains and not a P–nis

53 Jerk August 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM

It depends on if the guy wants vagina or not ~ That’s how he’ll answer.

54 The Closer August 8, 2014 at 4:37 PM

@Antler

Thanks. :)

55 Great topic Mayor August 8, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everyone is different. Some people are smarter at some things while others are smarter at others. No one is smart at everything, that’s why we all need one another in order to survive in this world.

Claiming that one sex is smarter than another is a statement that shows the naivety of the claimant.

I thing attempting to compare men and women on just about any subject is not an “apples to apples” comparison. Men and women are very different in thought patterns, logic, emotional reactions, compassion and on so many other subjects.

I, for one, am delighted that men and women are so different in so many ways.

Vive la différence.

56 Ms. Kitty August 8, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Point A. Everyone who answered women are smarter are correct!

Because:

Point B: What “case closed 52″ said.

Case Closed!

57 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I think you’re all stupid.

58 just a concordian August 8, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I’ve met many gay men who are extremely smart. So I’ve come to the conclusion that if you’re the one doing the screwing you aren’t too bright. You already have a built in power source and have no need to evolve. If you’re the one getting screwed then you are already at a disadvantage thus have to evolve to somehow “top” whoever is screwing you.

Don’t believe me? Well then… go screw yourself :)

59 Yhe Phantom August 8, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair
“…ever notice how beautiful Republican woman are and how well they take care of themselves.”

I always wondered what it was that made those Las Vegas showgirls and Gentlemen’s escorts so appealing and attractive…it was politics.

Who would have thought except you.

60 #57 August 8, 2014 at 5:41 PM

very classy…well, we all know you’re stupid…. and fat.

61 paranoid pablito August 8, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Divisive like her husband, but here with gender instead of race. I think it’s safe to say all men are smarter than Michelle Obama, and so are all women. So there. Hi Phantom. I’m not reading your posts; just saying hi.

62 Yosemite Sam August 8, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Blanket statement. Though hands down women are the best welders out there. Who do you think built a lot of the WW2 planes, ships, etc….?

63 Dr. Worm August 8, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I always wondered what made Womens’ Studies professors and NOW presidents so homely. Except Gloria Steinem, of course. She was a Playboy Bunny before she got married.

64 Freaks August 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

I really think SKS and Smart,Goodlooking need to get a room. Seems like the perfect date.

65 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 6:25 PM

See what I mean?

66 Reality Slap August 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Michelle Who?

67 People like Smart August 8, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Are exactly why I could never be a Republican. They seem to all have this better than the rest of the world kind of attitude. Its sad and psycho all in one.

68 My wife says women August 8, 2014 at 6:42 PM

So ill go with that….

69 Connie Dobbs August 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Fine, lady. Be bossy and fat-shame me. You’re Queen Bee, much more intelligent and let’s face it, a better person than the man you married, whose shorts you launder. You’re better than your father, your brothers, and certainly your sons, just like Sarah Palin is smarter than Barack Obama.

70 WARNING August 8, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Don’t say anything derogatory about republicans on this site. It won’t be posted. Trust me.

71 Silva August 8, 2014 at 6:49 PM

#62, Yes, the hand – eye coordination stuff, for sure, hands down.

72 WARNING August 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

But obviously its ok to constantly see certain people talking &$%@ towards others. Not a very OPEN forum.

73 Thank you Mayor August 8, 2014 at 7:03 PM

You proved me wrong.

74 ICameISawIConcord August 8, 2014 at 7:12 PM

To say ALL wiminz are smarter then men shows just how smart the First Lady is………[eyeroll]

75 Lorrie the Lovely August 8, 2014 at 7:36 PM

‘Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’-Albert Einstein

76 smart isn't always "smartest" August 8, 2014 at 7:46 PM

My hubby is extremely intelligent, but sometimes has a hard time tying his shoes. I am smart and more pragmatic, so it really isn’t a gender-based matter. Oh, and we both excel in math.

Of course, Mooch Oblahblahblah has to have her say, to subtly slam that lying liar Barry. I wonder if he’s gay. I know I’d change teams if I married that horse.

77 Silva August 8, 2014 at 7:58 PM

#6, Thank You.

78 Bob H, August 8, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Between which one of her tax payer paid vacations/fundraisers did she make this
idiotic statement? I don’t think Mr. Muslim- Barack would agree with this !!

79 ClayDen August 8, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Stupid question. Like the “consensus” on anthropogenic global warming. Science is not about consensus, it’s about facts resulting from rigorous analysis.

80 Jesse August 8, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Lorrie the Lovely #75, what a great quote!

Women are smarter, of course. Men are hampered by all that testosterone. It leads them to make really stupid decisions. ;)

81 Pink Undies August 8, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Hate to admit it but, Ladies.

82 nytemuvr August 9, 2014 at 12:18 AM

@ClayDen #79
Good answer ClayDen…..Ma’me, Just the facts….(Joe Friday, Dragnett).

83 nytemuvr August 9, 2014 at 12:20 AM

Ma’ma… not Ma’me

84 Dutch August 9, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Both men and women are smart. One isn’t any smarter than the other. To say differently would be sexist.

85 anonemoose August 9, 2014 at 4:58 AM

A woman would rather have beauty than brains because men can see better than they can think.

86 @79 August 9, 2014 at 7:58 AM

tell us more, mr. science.

87 Barry the illegal from Kenya August 9, 2014 at 8:12 AM

gay? His gate swings both ways. But is he smarter than a woman? Any woman? Well, look who he married.

Is Michelle smarter than a man? Look who she married.

Are women smarter than men or are men smarter than women? Looking at the supposed leader of the free world its a toss up.

One darn scary toss up.

88 Barbie Dahl August 9, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Could you repeat the question?

89 Tranny in Clayton August 9, 2014 at 8:26 AM

With having gender altering surgery and becoming a female I found the worse and most painful part of the procedure was when they drilled the hole in my skull and sucked half my brain out. Have a nice wknd.

90 Silva August 9, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Lorrie the Lovely #75, That really is a wonderful quote! I’ve never heard it before.

91 Michelle August 9, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Barry, anyone named Michelle is smarter than any man.

92 Walnut Creek Resident August 9, 2014 at 5:04 PM

This is a dumb topic. How could anyone believe one sex is smarter or better when you need both sexes to make another child who is the combination of both!! We are all smart.

93 ClayDen August 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

@Walnut Creek Resident

We are not all smart. Half of the population is below average.

94 anon August 10, 2014 at 8:01 PM

what was the context surrounding her comments?

95 Michelle August 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Whose comments anon?

96 OnefortheGirls August 11, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Women are generally smarter. Men have physical strength that is superior to a woman’s physical strength. We have to think about everything, multi task, work, manage the home, take care of the kids (human and furry) and take care of the husband/boyfriend. I have observed that men are easily manipulated by women and sex and that many women are like spiders and too many men are like flys.

In the animal world the female is smarter. Females raise, nurture and protect the young, teach the young how to hunt, find food and survive life. Males impregnate, fight and move on.

97 spice August 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Women are smarter Period.

98 Marissa August 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM

@Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair
oh well, I guess we will never meet.

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