Dir. Rob Reiner Says Women Are More Evolved Than Men

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You may be familiar award-winning Hollywood director Rob Reiner’s films: ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘A Few Good Men’, ‘When Harry Met Sally’, and ‘This Is Spinal Tap’.

In an interview with Huffpost Live, the Los Angeles native who went to UCLA Film School spoke about his films and the similarity in all of them.

He told host Roy Sekoff that relationships are a common thread, but more than that, the superiority of women. The reason for including the same thread in each film was to reiterate a point he feels strongly about: that men need women. Nice to hear the phrase said that way. It shows how far we have progressed as humans, because there was a time when it was women who were said to be needing men.

It used to be that women needed men for financial stability, for social standing, for marriage, for fulfillment, etc. Now that women have gained much independence not to rely on men for money, success and happiness, it’s rather interesting to hear an older white male admit that it is his own male species that need women.

“Women, the way I see it, are very evolved people. They’re more mature, they’re more aware of their feelings, in touch with their feelings. They’re connected to things that matter more in life. They know what’s important. Men basically run around like idiots until we meet somebody who can show us that those things are important,” he said.

Of course he makes the “idiots” remark in humor, and since we are all about finding equality alongside men rather than in spite of, it’s important to point out that men and women were made to compliment each other, not compete.

Rob goes on to tackle the gender maturity myth and goes one step farther than just saying women mature at a faster rate.

“They always say girls mature faster than boys, but I don’t think that’s true, because I think girls just are more mature than boys,” Reiner said. “We’re always trying to catch up to them.”

The part we love about Rob’s interview is how he acknowledges that emotional maturity is something important, that is is a strength of women which is often misconstrued in society as a form of weakness.

Along with his views of women being more mature than men, he also discussed his political leanings, saying he fully supports a Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign.

“There’s nobody that has ever been more qualified to be president of the United States than Hillary Clinton,” he said. “Now will she run? I hope she does. And if she wants me to help her, I’ll do whatever I can.”

Thank you Rob Reiner for being an advocate of women’s strengths. We’d like to publicly say we don’t believe all men are idiots, but it’s nice to know that there are men in this world who aren’t threatened by any form of female equality or (dare we say it) superiority, even the emotional or maturity kind.

Check out Rob’s interview with Huffpost Live where he talks about women, his films, and Hillary Clinton:

13 Comments

  1. Patronizing women is not the same as standing up for equality….saying women are superior is as silly as the generalization that they aren’t

  2. Its shameful the way we hear so many males bashing their own gender. We don’t need gender bashing. women say they want parity with males then women shouldn’t think they are superior because why would superior people want equality or parity with those they think are inferior?Men should stop helping women to catch up because if women think they are superior why would they need the help of inferior males and history yells at us that there is grave danger whenever people who think they are superior gain the reins of power. Look what happened to people of color when white supremacist gain power on the north American Continent. Red people were exterminated and black people were enslaved.

    Look what happened when back in the 70’s when males excelled in education over girls. Males allied themselves with women and reformed the system which was alleged to be the reason why boys excelled.
    Now some fifty years latter largely as a result of the reforms girls are now excelling over boys. So if women truly want parity with males why aren’t they focusing the nation’s attention on the current gender gap the way they did when boys excelled over girls?They are strangely silent but it is revealing a trend we see happening which is when females are behind women agitate for equality and parity but when boys are behind they stop talking about parity and start focusing on some other area girls are behind. Thus by their silence they reveal that they only talk parity when they are behind and when they are ahead they brag about it.

    A message to men stop helping women because when men help women momentum is created for them which momentum will always carry those that have it above and beyond those that don’t.Until women start focusing on the current gender gap in education with a view towards correcting the numerous advantages
    women have in education and there-by prove they really are interested in parity with males,males should not help them because we must not allow people who think they are superior to gain the reins of power. And we certainly don’t need men like Rob Reiner bashing his own gender in order to get a few cheap laughs at the exspense of his own gender.

    • Dear “Deep Think”,

      I struggled reading your input on this article. Your trailing thoughts and unfinished conclusions don’t really allude to “deep thinking”. Honestly, your poor examples and facts tell me you’re whole conjecture is on bias opinion alone.

      Dr. Rob Reiner was simply saying that women have attributes that are developed and refined in comparison to men. He is not discounting men for their attributes that are more developed and refined in comparison to women. He is merely saying that both men and women have different strengths and weaknesses and to say that women don’t serve a significant and important role is absurd. Men and Women compliment each other. There couldn’t be one without the other.

      I believe he is trying to say that there shouldn’t be a stigma in how people portray a woman’s developed, emotional sense as weak because these attributes play an important role for a man.

      In connection to the nonsense you spat out. It is important for society to not place limitations on women. End of story. There are CURRENT gender gaps and societal labels that shouldn’t exist at all.

      Women are excelling in school in their own right. There is no reason to discount a woman’s intelligence. Also, in an evolutionary perspective it makes sense that women would be more developed in this aspect because women are in general less active and spend time thinking and figuring things out which was important to be able to take care of others. While men were more of an active role as a protectors and would learn skills and trades to provide for the family. Which is why women do not have as developed, muscular structures as men. As far as your comment on how males excelled in school in the 70’s is simply not true. Since women have come into the school systems they generally had higher scores than men, in all subjects. Although, they weren’t going to college to get degrees because of the whole “get married and have babies” thing.

      Anyway, that bothered me enough to debunk your opinion for future readers who stumble upon this article. You sound like you have a sloped forehead.

      • Huh, excelling in school =/= being intelligent. Women learn by heart. BTW, check your white western privilege.

  3. I wonder why you don’t disclose your name so I will have tor refer to you as silly women in picture above..You said “As far as your comment on how males excelled in school in the 70’s is simply not true. Since women have come into the school systems they generally had higher scores than men, in all subjects. Although, they weren’t going to college to get degrees because of the whole “get married and have babies” thing.”

    If what you say is true Why is the the word Reverse found in the title of the blog “The Reverse Gender Gap | College of Education
    https://coe.lehigh.edu/content/reverse-gender-gap
    Lehigh University.

    Apparently somebody besides me thought there was a gender gap back in the 70’s.the tittle “the reverse Gender Gap” implies that boys were at that time excelling in education. I am seventy three years old and am aware that the women’s movement back at that time correctly focused the nation’s attention on the gender gap in education so much so that they made it a crisis. The women’s movement ignited the paternal instinct of the nation’s fathers to aid the women’s movement in rescuing their daughters from what the women charged was an old boy’s net work in the school system that was responsible for why girls were lagging behind boys. the women’s movement framed the issue brilliantly when they said “If one gender out performed the other in education that gender would out compete for the best paying jobs and that would relegate girls to second class citizenship.”

    Interestingly back at that time no one blamed the girls for being behind.It was the system that was blamed in mark contrast to the current gender gap that sees girls as a result of the reforms that were made excelling over boys. Now its not the system it is the boys who are to blame. My contention is that there is not enough difference in the intelligence between the female and male brain to account for either gender out performing the other in education. Just as there were things wrong with the educational system back in the 70’s so to are there things wrong with the current educational system that is the root cause of the reason girls are excelling over boys.

    But if women truly are interested in gaining parity with males why aren’t they now organizing to close the existing gender gap that sees girls excelling over boys the way they did when boys were excelling over girls?Why aren’t women today saying “If one gender out performs the other in education that gender will out compete for best paying jobs and that will relegate our son’s to second class citizenship the way they did when girls were lagging behind? the answer is obvious. girls think they are superior to males and really don’t want parity with inferior males.

    when girls are behind it sexism and discrimination but when girls are on top its the cream rising to the top.
    Notice that women are silent about the gender gap in education but are now focusing the nation’s attention on the wage gap and with male help that gap will soon beclosed as malineal girls having out performed boys in education are now on average out earning malineal males and are on pace to continue in doing so. In the not too distant future women on average will be earning more money than men because of the current gender gap in education. You can bet your bottom dollar when women make more money than men they will not be trying to close that gender gap. Already women are asking men to help them close the leadership gender gap as they always need help from men.But women never show any gratitude for the help men give them.

    Rob’s blog does bash males. what if Rob had written “”Men , the way I see it, are very evolved people. They’re more mature, they’re more aware of their feelings, in touch with their feelings. They’re connected to things that matter more in life. They know what’s important. Women basically run around like idiots until they meet somebody who can show them that those things are important,” he said.”You know you would have been offended if he wrote that.

    You wrote:”He is merely saying that both men and women have different strengths and weaknesses and to say that women don’t serve a significant and important role is absurd. Men and Women compliment each other. There couldn’t be one without the other.” Please show me where in rob’s writing does he say anything positive about men’s attributes? to the contrary Rob wrote ““We’re always trying to catch up to them.”that doesn’t sound as if Rob thinks that men and women have different strengths that complement each other.

    Rob states that it is men that need women. He doesn’t say women and men need each other as You are trying to make Rob’s views consistant with what your views are. In fact today I have read on the internet that malineal women are asking with increased frequency “Why do we need men any more” I am sounding the alarm! when one gender begins to ask why do we need the other gender red flags should be waving there is grave danger here. when one gender thinks it no longer needs the other gender something wicked this way comes.

    P.s. Please when you critique some one’s writing show examples to back up what you say. For example you wrote: “In connection to the nonsense you spat out. It is important for society to not place limitations on women” Show some examples from what I wrote that reveals I am putting limitations on women and when you insult other people the way you did me when you wrote “Anyway, that bothered me enough to debunk your opinion for future readers who stumble upon this article. You sound like you have a sloped forehead.”

    Deep Think

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