@meguey I definitely hear that thank u for articulating it. I come from a strong matriarchal cultural background so this (often Protestant?) behavior is unusual to me and I think I misinterpret it a lot as the person being annoyed at me
@seagazelle I hear that, yeah. And the defensiveness can put ww on hyper alert for things that no reasonable person would find rude, etc, so it becomes oddly self-reinforcing in the ww's head. I've seen this in my own family and still fight against it as a "natural" reaction.
@seagazelle The whole thing played out on the national stage last week; it doesn't matter what a woman experienced - excuse me, *thinks* she experienced - what matters is that the white man not be made uncomfortable by being held to the same standards as a mere woman.
Yeah, I'm still pretty PO'd about that.
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