RUSH: I want to go back to this Claire Shipman sound bite with Megyn Kelly last night on the Fox News Channel. Claire Shipman has a new book called “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance — What Women Should Know.” And Megyn Kelly said, “We,” speaking for the sisterhood, “We need confidence, but we don’t have it.” Now, Megyn has it. She’s speaking of sisterhood there. She’s accepting the premise of Shipman’s book that there’s a confidence gap. There’s a confidence gap between men and women, something Obama’s going to have to address, by the way. And most people don’t have confidence, and Kelly asked Claire Shipman why.
SHIPMAN: A lot of reasons. Some of them, we were surprised to find, biological. Yes, it’s controversial, but we did find that there are some differences in the way men and women think.
SHIPMAN: Testosterone matters because —
SHIPMAN: — testosterone really drives risk-taking.
SHIPMAN: We’re built differently. There are a lot of great things —
SHIPMAN: — that women bring to the table. There’s a reason why women help the bottom line of companies when we’re there, but we need to get better at risk-taking. We need to get better at failure, and this is what we found.
RUSH: I am constantly amazed, I guess I shouldn’t be, but I’m constantly amazed that liberals are amazed when they find out that men and women are different. Because what must you think before that? If you discover that men and women are different, what must you believe? That we’re the same? And if you believe that, why do you believe that? Who in the world would believe that men and women are the same? Hello, feminism. Hello, militant feminism. Hello, liberalism. Hello, this effort that the left is making that everybody’s the same and that everybody’s equal, and that we can devise command-and-control central policies that will treat and affect everybody the same.
And that is the hubris and the arrogance of liberalism. Essentially they don’t believe in individuality, and they certainly don’t believe in rugged individualism and individuality. Everybody is the same. And then they come along and they discover, like TIME Magazine, you’ve heard this riff, TIME Magazine in 1995 did a cover story on their discovery that boys and girls are born different. And so here now is Claire Shipman discovering that we were surprised to find biological differences. Why in the world would you be surprised at biological differences in men and women?
Seriously, folks, when digging deep to understand these people, which I have done, there’s some things that just boggle the mind. And then (imitating Shipman), “Yes, it’s controversial to believe that men and women are different. But we found there are some differences in the way men and women think, and we know it’s controversial to say that.” Why is it controversial to say that men and women think differently? Everybody who’s ever been in a relationship knows it.