You began your initial comment with a kind of vague disparaging remark meant to undermine my thesis without actually speaking to the specifics of it. This is the hallmark of an emotional statement, rather than a rational one.

You profess to be concerned about science being discounted but then neglect to entertain the fact that I cited several scientific studies to support my thesis. You really can’t have it both ways. You seem to be all about science, except for when it points to things that elicit emotion in you.

My emotions are well integrated into my persona. I grapple with them all the time and because I am fluent with them, they don’t run me. I am not often at their mercy, even when I feel them strongly. That doesn’t mean that I take snarky comments lying down. I’m a very straight shooter and I calls ’em as I sees ‘em.

I’ve already spoken to the ways that men are not allowed to own their shame or fear and even said that society does men a great disservice with that. It is widely known, scientifically documented, and hardly my assertion alone that men are coerced by society into suppressing their emotions.

I don’t see any scientific basis for your assertion that women are not as professionally ambitious as men so it’s irrelevant to this conversation.

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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