Monday, June 26, 2006

Flabbergasted

Yesterday I had a conversation with four intelligent, well-educated men. In the course of that conversation, it became clear that not one of them knew the most basic elements of how the female reproductive cycle works. Seriously???!!! One of the men was even under the impression that a woman "generates" a new egg every month. Like "poof! there's an egg." I found myself explaining the scientific process of the menstrual cycle to four grown men who all happen to be good friends of mine. I never, ever, ever thought I would ever, ever, ever be called upon to do something like that.

9 comments:

Jeanine said...

Did you draw pictures? Drawing pictures always helps.

blakely said...

did anyone see the video in elementary with the pancakes?

Jeanine said...

I can't say that I did, but now...I have to admit that I'm strangely intrigued. Hmmm...

Todd Richards said...

Were these men educated in Texas? If so... some kids are being left behind.

Eye Doctor Justin said...

I have seen this far too many times myself. I think Ben and I could have performed a Biology class for all the uninformed roommates/friends we had at UMHB.

blakely said...

i realize our audience involves mixed company, so i will choose my words carefully.
basically the video involves a mom explaining the "cycle" to her daughter. she makes pancakes in the shape of fallopian tubes to illustrate.
who needs pictures when you've got pancakes?

Jeanine said...

Wow! Breakfast and health class at the same time.

Jonathan said...

That's what y'all were talking about over there? Wow.

Alyssa said...

I've seen that video! How on earth that little girl could eat the pancakes afterwards was always beyond me!