I got wished a happy mother’s day on Sunday. Listen, unless I have children actively hanging off of me, just don't.
Yeah - I think this paragraph in particular:
I’m the same age as the Columbine shooters (a year or two younger?). My little brother was in elementary school when it happened. To me at the time it felt like a “high school” problem, and not something little kids would even register. Years later, he told me that not only had it registered, it scared the shit out of…
Thank you. I got a very “you’re still not doing enough” vibe.
This article is offensive for a variety of reasons.
It can definitely be that much, and more so at the younger grade levels.
silly. mom’s aren’t women! /s/
Either it’s a society without women, or a society in which women are rare (the mother character). Either way, hard pass.
It’s on the long side, but here’s an interesting study about empathy response to seeing pain reactions from men and women - and also subdivided into more attractive men, less attractive men, more attractive women and less attractive women. Less attractive men and more attractive women ranked the highest in evincing …
Yep. And if you’re fat or obese, then *really* forget it, because whatever it is was caused by your fatness and so all you really need to do is starve yourself into the acceptable range... then we *may* treat you. May. (Fuck no I’m not bitter!)
I used to pass out from pain from my period and my mom used to just say it was ok and normal and nothing needed to be done about it.
A tv program did an experiment where the hooked men up to this machine that would contract their muscles so they could experience the pains of childbirth.
This is entirely anecdotal but when I was a gymnastics coach I noticed a strong trend where the boys were super loud when they were uncomfortable or in pain where the girls stayed relatively quiet and just grimaced through it. It was in direct opposition to everything I’ve heard about the stoicism of boys vs girls so…
And if you’re a female POC, forget it. You’re supposed to march on your two broken legs with your head held high, inspiring all us white women or whatever.
I remember years ago when there was a report on the evening news that doctors (presumably male) had concluded that pain from menstrual cramps was real. My mother and I looked at each other in disbelief. Apparently they thought that all these women, separately, individually, and across tens of thousands of years in all…
Man, this is tough to read because I definitely see it in my own parenting though maybe in a different (still problematic) way. I have a boy and girl. My daughter had heart surgery right after she was born. She went through a lot and defied odds. And as a girl I want to raise her to be tough as nails and take no shit.…
This is a scientific study. You’re citing an anecdote.
The belief that boys are “tougher” and usually “walk it off” is what plays into the practice of taking girls’ pain less seriously.
I’ve been taking care of my wife while she’s sick. She has a cold, but the way she’s behaving you’d think she was on her death bed.
And just imagine if we compared “Samantha” with “Zendaya”!