I have a wonderful woman in my life who reports in at least a dozen times a day on her condition: I'm sleepy, hungry, freezing, starving, exhausted. It's hot in here, noisy, stifling. I feel full, lazy, like vegging out. I'm bored, scared, pissed, really furious.

It suddenly occurred to me that I, who have all of the feelings described above, almost never report them. Just doesn't cross my mind to do so.

It makes me wonder: Is this a gender specific thing? Do women report in on what they're feeling on an hourly basis, while men don't? And if so, why? Is there a difference in the way boys and girls are raised that encourages spilling one's guts or keeping mum?

Anyone out there who has knowledge, scientific or otherwise, on this subject, please enlighten me.


At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's true, as boys grow up they get the "be a man, don't cry, or show your emotions... ect". If you're a girl growing up its most likely "Aww honey tell mommy what's wrong". To think that doesn't have a effect on your future life would be kind of turning a blind eye.


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