xkcd's woman issues

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Title: It Might Be Cool
Title text: ‘And ovaries. Man, ovaries, huh?’ [awkward pause] ‘… faithfully.’
Yes, Randall, we all know about your autogynephilia… okay, actually, we didn’t know about it until this comic came out. But now we do!

Title: It Might Be Cool

Title text: ‘And ovaries. Man, ovaries, huh?’ [awkward pause] ‘… faithfully.’

Yes, Randall, we all know about your autogynephilia… okay, actually, we didn’t know about it until this comic came out. But now we do!


Title: Experimentation
Title text: I understand large sample sizes are key to a low standard error of the mean, but the entire sophomore class?
In this comic, Randall’s love of scientific rigor clashes with society’s widespread message that female sexuality is dirty, that a woman should only sleep with one man in her entire life (her husband), and that she should only do so for the purpose of procreating and/or pleasing her man. And yet… science! Was the sophomore class even a large-enough sample size?
No, but seriously, this woman slept with maybe hundreds of people (depending on how large her school was) and eventually settled for Randall? This is how you know this is fiction.

Title: Experimentation

Title text: I understand large sample sizes are key to a low standard error of the mean, but the entire sophomore class?

In this comic, Randall’s love of scientific rigor clashes with society’s widespread message that female sexuality is dirty, that a woman should only sleep with one man in her entire life (her husband), and that she should only do so for the purpose of procreating and/or pleasing her man. And yet… science! Was the sophomore class even a large-enough sample size?

No, but seriously, this woman slept with maybe hundreds of people (depending on how large her school was) and eventually settled for Randall? This is how you know this is fiction.


Title: I am Not a Ninja
Title text: ‘The sad thing is I just wanted to talk to you about your poor smoke-bomb techniques.’
Every relationship Randall has ever been in has ended in this manner.

Title: I am Not a Ninja

Title text: ‘The sad thing is I just wanted to talk to you about your poor smoke-bomb techniques.’

Every relationship Randall has ever been in has ended in this manner.


Title: Frustration
Title text: ‘Don’t worry, I can do it in under a minute.’ ‘Yes, I’ve noticed.’
Seriously? It’s three or four little hooks, it’s less complicated than a belt. What is this issue so many men have with bras? We can put them on and take them off behind our backs without even looking.

Title: Frustration

Title text: ‘Don’t worry, I can do it in under a minute.’ ‘Yes, I’ve noticed.’

Seriously? It’s three or four little hooks, it’s less complicated than a belt. What is this issue so many men have with bras? We can put them on and take them off behind our backs without even looking.


Jan 29
Title: Things Fall Apart
Title text: ‘I’m nothing without you’ is a fucked-up sentiment.
Is Randall really mocking this sort of mindset? Because in other comics, it sure seems like he embraces it. I am confused.

Title: Things Fall Apart

Title text: ‘I’m nothing without you’ is a fucked-up sentiment.

Is Randall really mocking this sort of mindset? Because in other comics, it sure seems like he embraces it. I am confused.


Title: Know Your Vines
Title text: Friggin’ modern tents don’t have a single piece of rope.
No one needs to know about your sexual fantasies, Randall.

Title: Know Your Vines

Title text: Friggin’ modern tents don’t have a single piece of rope.

No one needs to know about your sexual fantasies, Randall.


Title: Delivery
Title text: Ma’am, I admit that wasn’t in the best taste, but you have to admire my delivery! Ha ha! Oh God, don’t throw those syringes! Your baby’s fine!
In which we get a glimpse into Randall’s rather disturbing obsession with something wacky happening during childbirth.

Title: Delivery

Title text: Ma’am, I admit that wasn’t in the best taste, but you have to admire my delivery! Ha ha! Oh God, don’t throw those syringes! Your baby’s fine!

In which we get a glimpse into Randall’s rather disturbing obsession with something wacky happening during childbirth.


Title: Venting
Alt text: P.P.S. I can kill you with my brian.
In which we get our first glimpse into Randall’s quite frankly disturbing obsession with Summer Glau.

Title: Venting

Alt text: P.P.S. I can kill you with my brian.

In which we get our first glimpse into Randall’s quite frankly disturbing obsession with Summer Glau.


Title: Jealousy
Alt text: Oh, huh, so you didn’t know that story?
But he’s not bitter or anything.

Title: Jealousy

Alt text: Oh, huh, so you didn’t know that story?

But he’s not bitter or anything.


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