[LMB] OT: Validation-seeking and Defensiveness

Aratlithiel Aratlithiel at lightindarkplaces.net
Wed Apr 8 03:08:20 BST 2009


From: "Marna Nightingale"

>> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, kerry weisselberg wrote:
>
> Particularly in the light of recent threads about obesity and about
> unwanted gifts. In my cynical moments I suspect that the whole business
> is a combination of the satisfactions of bossing people around plus a
> sort of semi-conscious view that women are Eternal Children and it is
> ALWAYS appropriate for someone to tell them what to do. And yes women do
> this to each other as well. And if you want my opinion[1], I think we
> should all just stop it.

Thought this might be apropos to that sentiment. 
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174918  (Sorry guys, nothing personal -- as 
Marna points out, women are just as guilty.)  It's a year old, but no less 
pertinent.

:)

Carole 




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