Anonymous said: I wanna ask about the previous image, you mentioned the "world being a better place if people with low IQ's couldn't reproduce" and evolution and creationism both being taught in school as reasons as to why you wouldn't date someone. That seems pretty shitty of you, i mean like, objectively the human race would be better off if eugenics was in place, it's a fact, it's an awful thing to do but you can't deny that the human race would be better off with it. They're not saying they support it.
No, actually, the world wouldn’t be a better place. I’d love to see one iota of fact based research, as every attempt at eugenics in society has been a massacre of human rights and personal liberty. But, no, please tell me how “it’s a fact.” I would love to see your data. Having a high IQ doesn’t make you a better person, it just means you have a higher IQ. Anecdata ahead, I would guess everyone reading this knows shitty people who have high IQs and great people who have lower IQs. Did you know that poverty has been shown to reduce your IQ by an average of 13 points?
The modern pro-eugenics movement, starting in the early 19th century in the US has a history of being tied to racist thinking, as a movement primarily linked to anti-immigration, classist, and anti minority thinking. The laws in thirty US states held the sterilization of lower class women to a different standard than women from wealthy families. 61 percent of the 62,162 total eugenic sterilizations in the United States were performed on women. None of these happened on women who were in the middle class or above; all were on women who were poor. Most of them were inflicted on women of color.
Also, there a negative effects to having a higher IQ. Those with higher IQs tend to stay up later at night. Did you know that people who stay up late are three times more likely to suffer from depression and have a higher risk for heart disease? People with IQs above 125 also have a higher rate of alcohol dependency than their lower IQed counterparts.
Which of course, brings us to the question, what is the cut off? Anything above average? Average usually falls around 90, though some scales put it at 85. Or are we only letting kind of bright people reproduce? So is 110 a good cut off? Most of the above average scales start at 110, or maybe we should go with the Stanford-Binet scale fifth edition that starts at 111. I mean, really, what’s 1 more IQ point going to hurt? Or should it be 125-130, which is generally considered very bright, but not genius levels? Or should only geniuses be allowed to have children? Maybe we should just arbitrarily cut it off at wherever this Anon commenter fell when they took an IQ test in third grade. Or maybe just one more point above that?
The human race would be better off without racism, sexism, classism, and elitism. People who believe otherwise are not people I am interested in dating. Because they’re shitty.
My least favorite thing is straight men who come into lush and act like it’s a direct attack on their manhood coming up to me like “I’m in here for my girlfriend” ok thanks for confirming your heterosexuality everyone who likes soap is usually gay