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Friday, October 16, 2015

“Lot of patients to get to, honey,” we heard, again and again, when we begged for stronger painkillers. “Don’t cry.”      How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously
GS [Gloria Steinem]: We try to stay in control too long and then burst out. Instead of saying what we’re angry about in a reasonable way, suddenly we just explode. A woman who was an executive told me once that she got angry in work situations where she needed to get angry, cried, and just kept talking through it. She had mostly men working for her, so it wasn’t so easy to be understood. And she would just say to them, “I am crying because I’m angry. You may think I’m sad. I am not sad. This is the way I get angry.” And I’ve always wanted to do that. It’s still my goal.      Lena Dunham interviews Gloria Steinem
I wonder sometimes if the tipping points for emotional response are not as gender-specific as generally thought. Women seem to react emotionally more often than men, but there are times when I've reached my own tipping point that I wonder, if my brothers were at this point of frustration and anger, wouldn't they react similarly? I've started to think that the tipping point isn't more easily reached by women, but that I as a woman reach it more often than my brothers.

Meet an Immigrant.

Sister trips.


Oh my goodness.

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