February 23, 2005

Estrogen Week: Hysteria

So, listen, I want to know something: Are you being hysterical if, after someone's asked you the same dumb question several times, ignoring the answer every time, you finally lose it on that person? As in--


Person 1: Where're my keys?

Person 2: On the key holder in the hallway.

*

Person 1: Have you seen my keys?

Person 2: Yeah, they're on the key holder in the hallway.

*

Person 1: I can't find my keys. Do you have them?

Person 2: No. They're on the key holder, in the hallway.

*

Person 1: I just do not know what I've done with my keys.

Person 2: You put them on the key holder, in the hallway. That's where they are right now, in fact.

*

Person 1: You know, I'm looking for my keys here, and--

Person 2: FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE, YOU MORON, YOUR DAMN KEYS ARE IN THE HALLWAY, ON THE KEY HOLDER, WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN THIS ENTIRE TIME, JUST LIKE I'VE BEEN TELLING YOU FOR THE LAST HALF-HOUR!


Because if that sort of outburst qualifies as hysteria, then yes, I would agree that many of the women commenters to this post are getting a little hysterical.

I wonder why?

Oh: Right.

Posted by Ilyka at February 23, 2005 03:14 AM in estrogen week
Comments

Hmmm, should I defend myself? Only to this extent: the reason I suggested that women are turned off by the "fundamental viciousness" of blogging and opinion writing is because many women have told me this (and have told me the same thing in non-blogging contexts as well). Men are so routinely dismissive of women and so fundamentally dedicated to playground dominance games that many women decide they just don't want to play.

But hey click the links and decide for yourself. My critics certainly make a spirited if anecdotal case for the proposition that women have no problem being as nasty as men.

Um...what? Talk about a meaningless slam. "My theory is based on what many women told me. My many critics telling me something else is just anecdotal."

Jerk.

But to answer your question - yes, it's hysteria. The moon pulling on your womb or something like that, if I remember my science correctly.

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2005 10:48 AM

Voltaire claimed that he had to hate women because they always knew where everything was.

Posted by: Kateland at February 23, 2005 10:22 PM

There is a full moon right now.

Posted by: Juliette at February 24, 2005 11:11 PM

There is a full moon right now.

I would go howl at it, but I always thought that was more of a guy thing.

Posted by: ilyka at February 25, 2005 07:41 AM