Very interesting article. I too was glad to read it. It's good that he explained but didn't grovel for being male. Somehow men have heard that what they're doing isn't how it should be but haven't had anyone really teach them what to do differently, at least that's my take. Maybe it's because society in general hasn't figured it out.
Yes, Charlotte, women do it too. What I find most disturbing is that it's done to children, both boys and girls, by moms and dads. They're told to suck it up, there's nothing to cry about, etc., then will do the same when they are adults.
I looked up the word hysterical at dictionary.com and found:
Word Origin & History
1610s, from L. hystericus "of the womb," from Gk. hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus. Meaning "very funny"
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The idea that women are less than is very deeply rooted.
Thanks for posting this, Jan.
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