28 March 2012

The Manly Attitude

Is it testosterone that makes so many men aggressive in conversation, feeling they must cancel or obliterate statements they don't agree with?  At intermission, I say "That last scene made no sense to me at all" and Manly Man will say "It's not about making sense. It's about..." Could he not have made his point with "Oh, I understood exactly what the playwright was saying.  It made sense to me"?

I post an Adrienne Rich quote on the wall of one of my FB groups --
“When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.” RIP Adrienne Rich
and Mr. Man comments:

"And not just when a woman tells the truth...." as preface to posting a quote by a male film critic. 

I feel for you guys -- and also, would you please cut it out!!