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“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” Agree/Disagree?

Dar 2011/08/09 14:19:07
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  • Paige 2011/08/09 14:36:40
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    Paige
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    I think that pretty much sums it up. Even after all this time, it's surprising how things don't change much.

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  • Sew 2011/08/10 18:02:39
    Men...thoughts.
    Sew
    +1
    Men are also taught to earn respect, women to simply demand it.
  • Dar Sew 2011/08/11 09:27:14
    Dar
    Speaking as a woman, I earn people's respect through my actions. As it should be.
  • METALheadMom 2011/08/09 21:37:58
    Women...thoughts.
    METALheadMom
    +1
    Neither are TAUGHT to do this - it usually becomes necessary at some point to apologize. It's easier sometimes to just apologize instead of trying to defend or explain yourself.
  • keefer 2011/08/09 20:47:30
    Men...thoughts.
    keefer
    +1
    hmmm i dont know what you mean by that, but i guess it could be because im young, but in my family the guys and the girls are taught the same but the guys do more chores than the girls do
  • Thomas Olson 2011/08/09 20:21:40
    Undecided
    Thomas Olson
    +1
    While this statement was very true when I was a kid back in the 1970s it is safe to say that "The times they are a-changin'" because these days it seems like anyone who is any any way exceptional is taught to apologize for their strengths while those who are below average are taught to celebrate theirs.
  • Dar Thomas ... 2011/08/10 07:51:26
    Dar
    Great comment Thomas.
  • rand 2011/08/09 18:06:44
    Undecided
    rand
    +1
    As we become more and more educated, this is becoming less and less true.
  • john doe 2011/08/09 17:43:44 (edited)
  • METALhe... john doe 2011/08/09 21:43:48
    METALheadMom
    +1
    I find myself saying I'm sorry for my strengths quite frequently. Without knowing what those are, you can't say some of us women don't apologize for them. People can't handle women with certain traits - - for instance - knowing what's wrong with a vehicle just by listening to it. Men don't take that well at all. Yes, I have said I'm sorry about that.
  • Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2011/08/09 17:18:25
    Women...thoughts.
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    +1
    Maybe sometimes but more often than not I see men apologizing for both and women for neither.
    As for myself, I always have to apologize for both.
  • Letha Dixon 2011/08/09 17:18:11
    Women...thoughts.
    Letha Dixon
    +1
    I'M STRONG WITH GOOD STRENGTH
  • CharlesG BN-0 2011/08/09 15:02:49
    Men...thoughts.
    CharlesG BN-0
    +1
    Men are taught to apologize, end of discussion.
  • Letha D... Charles... 2011/08/09 17:21:36
    Letha Dixon
    YEA TRUE BUT NOT ALL MENS APOLOGIZE B/C THERES SOME OUT THERE WHO IS NOT RIGHT! --CHRISTY**CIAO
  • Texan 2011/08/09 14:58:03
    Men...thoughts.
    Texan
    +1
    Not in Amazonia, they don't.
    Seriously, that double standard is bad and incredibly wrong...and I never taught my daughter to do that.
    She is intelligent, confident, capable and talented.
  • Dar Texan 2011/08/09 15:19:49
    Dar
    +1
    Yes she is...you taught her well honey.
  • holdenferall 2011/08/09 14:43:38
    Undecided
    holdenferall
    +1
    On a very stereotypical line, yes, I agree.
  • AK 2011/08/09 14:41:09
    Undecided
    AK
    +2
    Should never have to apologize for who you are
  • Dar AK 2011/08/09 14:42:55
    Dar
    +3
    I couldn't agree more.
  • METALhe... AK 2011/08/09 21:50:58
    METALheadMom
    +1
    "should" and "never" doesn't work. No human being I know of is above it all or flawless. To be that pompous and arrogant is a weakness.
  • Paige 2011/08/09 14:36:40
    Women...thoughts.
    Paige
    +3
    I think that pretty much sums it up. Even after all this time, it's surprising how things don't change much.
  • Dar Paige 2011/08/09 14:56:04
    Dar
    +1
    I agree...it is unfortunate. Nevertheless, these attitudes are still prevalent in today's society.
  • Paige Dar 2011/08/09 14:59:08
    Paige
    +1
    They are!
  • john doe Paige 2011/08/09 17:47:40
    john doe
    let's hear some strengths you had to apologize for, be honest.
  • Paige john doe 2011/08/09 17:54:23
    Paige
    +1
    Being more intelligent than my brothers, better at sports than they were, and the only one who was willing to step up and take care of my dying mother. No one else would do it. Those are just family issues. I haven't talked about being in charge at work or being harassed for being a female in a man's occupation.
    It isn't necessarily an apology outright as it is unsaid, but we know it..
    Curious why you picked my post, john doe?
  • john doe Paige 2011/08/09 21:45:28
    john doe
    did you feel sorry you were more athletic and intelligent? As to why I picked your comment I just wanted to know what women would have to feel sorry about cause I have no idea, "strong" women don't offend me I guess.
  • Paige john doe 2011/08/09 21:47:44
    Paige
    +1
    No, but I think my parents were a bit embarrassed about it. Strong women offend alot of people. I'm glad you aren't one..
    :)
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/08/09 14:32:13
  • Dar I NEED ... 2011/08/09 14:36:15
    Dar
    +2
    Indeed.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2011/08/09 14:22:28
    Men...thoughts.
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +3
    I was taught to apologize when I have done something wrong. I think most men do their best to hide their weaknesses, if they have even identified them.
  • Dar Will Ad... 2011/08/09 14:36:06
    Dar
    +3
    Well said. I must say Kimmel, you always strike me as intelligent and insightful.
  • Will Ad... Dar 2011/08/09 14:40:05
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +2
    Well thank you, Dar!!!
  • Dar Will Ad... 2011/08/09 14:42:18
    Dar
    +2
    You are welcome. ~)

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