I’m glad to be ending this discussion on a slightly lighter note, although I don’t need a lecture on what strength is. That blade has been forged in fire, and just because I didn’t spell out the details doesn’t mean it’s not the truth. Nor do I need your approval. I stand firm on topics that I’m passionate about because I’ve thought them through, researched them, investigated my own soul around them, and been informed by my own lived experiences, etc. I have no issue at all admitting where I’ve been wrong or gotten in my own way. I have a really strong muscle around that, because I work with my shadow side on a regular basis and I’m not afraid of appearing vulnerable.

And on that note, I will leave you with a concession: as apt as the term mansplaining is to certain situations, it’s true that it probably does not foster much bridge-building, and that is my general preference. *That being said, if you were to bring that up using your sense of humor rather than your sense of righteous indignation, you might get further and not have to deal with the likes of me for the rest of the afternoon. 😉

*And don’t worry, I’m making a note to self on that very same thing

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