[LMB] Rabid Foaming Weasels OT:

Andrew Lambdin-Abraham andrew at firehead.org
Thu, 7 Feb 2002 18:50:52 -0600

On Thursday, February 7, 2002, at 11:38 AM, Marna Nightingale wrote:

> And eventually, asking nicely turns into 'nagging' (a verb I have been 
> known to
> cynically define as 'a reasonable request made for the second or 
> subsequent time
> to a man who has previously acknowledged its reasonableness but prefers 
> to
> ignore it'.)

I will not forward this to my mother, for fear she will appropriate 
it. :-)

> Should they be more aggressive? Maybe. That seems to be the usual 
> conclusion.
> But consider this: if almost every woman in the room knows what's up 
> and he
> isn't getting it, maybe, just maybe, a LITTLE more perceptiveness on 
> his part?

> I mean, it's a skill. Just like being assertive is a skill. This can be 
> learned.
> It's not some weird mystical female endowment.

Well, given that all the women in the room get it and none of the guys 
do, maybe it is...