If you are now or have ever been a woman, you will immediately understand
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Silvia Killingsworth
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You know, this really reenforces gender roles. Specifically, the idea that women are emotional and neurotic.

There are plenty of women have not, do not, and will not understand where this woman is coming from. Maybe you’re just not friends with them.

If you are compelled to insist that women really are just naturally emotional, I suggest you read Cordelia Fine’s Delusion of Gender. Women are not genetically anything.

P. S. I also had this issue when reading a piece from the Hairpin some years ago about a woman feeling emotional being ignored by her programmer boyfriend. Other commenters complained that women like themselves were programmers and related to the man in the story, and that the piece reenforced gender roles.

This is something you need to work on.

(And, just for the record, I’m not a woman.)

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