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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 01:35 PM Sep 2016

“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. [View all]

This Margaret Atwood quote can’t be repeated enough. “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

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Are men actually afraid women (or anyone) will laugh at them though? Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #1
Deeply so Warpy Sep 2016 #10
Are you sure about that? Seems like you hear of more girls who commit suicide from being laughed at Akicita Sep 2016 #46
Men are more likely to kill someone who laughs at them, not themselves. nt tblue37 Oct 2016 #56
I stopped caring when I was 17 or so. nt Francis Booth Sep 2016 #16
+1 deathrind Sep 2016 #51
Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors. guillaumeb Sep 2016 #2
she has long been one of my favouriites. niyad Sep 2016 #3
It is a somewhat older article. guillaumeb Sep 2016 #5
What you need is a man to explain to you why that's wrong. Orrex Sep 2016 #4
ah, yes, of course. if only. . . . niyad Sep 2016 #6
K&R for a classic. Brickbat Sep 2016 #7
K & R SunSeeker Sep 2016 #8
Great Quote. sheshe2 Sep 2016 #9
Was Atwood refering to a Middle Eastern culture? The men and women I know don't typically go through Akicita Sep 2016 #11
there is plenty of dmoestic abuse in this country and all over the world Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #12
That's *different* though ck4829 Sep 2016 #18
was hoping that was sarcasm Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #27
True. But if you asked typical men and women to list the top ten things they fear I think being Akicita Sep 2016 #20
That's so cute! REP Sep 2016 #31
Thank you so much. Akicita Sep 2016 #47
The statement is "archetypal", and you somehow confused that descriptive word with "atypical". Mc Mike Sep 2016 #42
Obvious we are not on the same page. Akicita Sep 2016 #44
It's fair to say we're not on the same page. Mc Mike Sep 2016 #49
Nice try trying to put words in my mouth. Nowhere did I state that people think they are more likely Akicita Sep 2016 #50
No. I wasn't trying to put words in your mouth. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #53
"I know what she went through" annabanana Oct 2016 #55
Sandra Fluke, not Sandra Bland. Bland died for failing to show sufficient submission tblue37 Oct 2016 #57
Thank you, tblue. Corrected. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #58
Or a sign that shows there are so many outrages and abuses that it gets hard to tblue37 Oct 2016 #62
When Alton Sterling and Philando Castile got murdered, I had to write Mc Mike Oct 2016 #63
Excellent post. annabanana Oct 2016 #54
Thanks, & you're welcome, anna. nt. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #64
+1000 smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #59
Thanks, nt. Mc Mike Oct 2016 #65
A young lady I was steady with when we were 16-21 ended up marrying a Middle Eastern man. Francis Booth Sep 2016 #17
I have a similar story, though as probability would indicate, the husband was a white, Christian mal LanternWaste Sep 2016 #22
Bastards come in all flavors, I guess. Francis Booth Sep 2016 #25
I too pretend to know what the men and women I know are thinking as well. LanternWaste Sep 2016 #21
You and the op apparently Egnever Sep 2016 #24
The OP is not Margaret Atwood. The OP quoted Margaret Atwood. REP Sep 2016 #32
Are you directing that comment at me or the person who pretends to know that women fear being killed Akicita Sep 2016 #48
It is not the fears that are logical or expressed. smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #61
"Perhaps both should stop living in fear." Shandris Sep 2016 #13
For women, that's not really a safe approach to life Patiod Sep 2016 #41
As a woman, I see the truth in this quote. mountain grammy Sep 2016 #14
+1 Betty88 Sep 2016 #19
I am a man and I get it 100%. JanMichael Sep 2016 #26
so does my husband mountain grammy Sep 2016 #33
So do I. To be honest, men terrify me. I don't want to think this way, smirkymonkey Sep 2016 #45
After hearing this, a man tried to Ilsa Sep 2016 #15
correct Skittles Sep 2016 #23
witness some of the replies in this thread alone. niyad Sep 2016 #28
. . . niyad Sep 2016 #29
More than anything, ronnie624 Sep 2016 #30
I was always the anti-male, which earned me quite a bit of bullying Francis Booth Sep 2016 #43
Sorry to hear that. I don't think this hyper-masculine culture is good for smirkymonkey Oct 2016 #60
Thanks - funnily enough, my son turned out exactly as I was; shy, Francis Booth Oct 2016 #66
nearly every woman will tell you that they dont like to go out alone at night. mopinko Sep 2016 #34
and yet, we have people on this thread alone denying the reality of women's existence. niyad Sep 2016 #35
i know. mopinko Sep 2016 #36
I do understand!! niyad Sep 2016 #37
"fight back"--holly near niyad Sep 2016 #38
we need that post like button. mopinko Sep 2016 #39
you are most welcome niyad Sep 2016 #40
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