Wrong! 😆 Most of the guys who tell me I’m wrong don’t have anything to back it up other than their say so. I always support all of my assertions thoroughly, and nearly always the person (man) telling me I’m wrong is someone who has no supports, data, research, etc. It’s so bad that I had to write a story about it.

“I understand that for many people, being presented with research or data that counters what they believe does not change their mind; it merely drives them into cognitive dissonance. But even so, why bother to respond to something that you can’t actually support in any way. Is the cognitive dissonance so overwhelming that you’ve lost all tether on reality and believe that you look intelligent by claiming that something that has been asserted isn’t correct simply because you say so? I don’t understand this in the least — and yet I encounter it nearly every day.”

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Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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