THE INSENSITIVITY OF WOMEN

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


If women were really sensitive to their men, they would realize that as it is often currently promoted, sensitivity is NOT wanted by many males."Why should I be sensitive? Who wants to feel hurt? OK, she says that I'm insensitive, I'll see what I can do to play along and put up a good show of sensitivity." Instead, it would more effective to promote that a man needs to regain his sensitivity (1)to feel complete, (2)to get out of anger traps, (3)to feel good, (4)to avoid emotional crippling, (5)to improve his relationship with a woman, (6)to rid himself of addictions or (7)to reduce stress.


Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. It calls for gigantic courage and strength..... Virginia Wolff

Women also tend to be insensitive to men in areas where women apparently have received significant trauma. In our society this translates to sexuality (see Chapter 15), competitiveness (see Chapter 14) and anger (see Chapter 9). In these three areas, some women often show a complete lack of sensitivity to men's issues. They also tend to judge harshly the differences between the sexes, judgments which often, I believe, blame the wrong sex for the difficulties. Of course, men too frequently misjudge women's views in men's areas of significant trauma and diminished capabilities - sensitivity, caring, empathy and communication (see Chapter 9).

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The Great Question... which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?... Sigmund Freud

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   THE HOUSEWORK BATTLEFIELD
   FRIENDS BETTER KNOW THEIR ROLES
   SUPPORT MAY BE DANGEROUS TO RELATIONSHIPS
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   FEMINISTS ARE A DIVERSE GROUP


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