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Courtney!!! Milan 🦖 @courtneymilan
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A fun game is to take a man who thinks men are more rational than women, and take his argument apart bit by bit until he cries and asks why you’re being so mean to him.
There are rational men! There are irrational women! There are non-binary people who don’t like logic! Anyone who thinks that one gender has the lion’s share of rationality is too invested in feelings of superiority to notice reality.
But as a general rule, most of the thing men think are “irrational” are in fact entirely rational responses to a world that they don’t have to navigate.
Like, King of “Women are Irrational” writing, Robert Jordan. He writes women exactly how he perceives them—as changing their mind any time they wish, without having a reason, because he sees women as fickle.
And there are fickle women.

There are also a LOT of women who try to let men down as gently as possible so you don’t track us down and murder us, which is actually super-rational behavior.
Women talk about “feelings” more than men. This isn’t because we’re less logical. (a) It’s because toxic masculinity tells men they have to give reasons, so they don’t talk about feelings despite having them. Mislabeling a thing doesn’t make it more rational, sorry.
(b) We often get talked over by men. The exact comment by a woman, said by a man, gets more praise. Putting our foot down and saying “I just feel this way” is a rational method of making people pay attention when we know we’re right.
(c) Having feelings doesn’t make you irrational. We are all bags of chemicals and electrical impulses. Your neurotransmitters are not inherently logical in a way mine are not. We ALL have weird shit going on in our brains. Embrace it.
It’s pretty clear that a certain kind of man has been trained not to see women as rational and so he won’t, no matter what she says or how good her point is, and then when she gets mad because he’s not listening, he calls her emotional.
That’s your blind spot, and a truly rational being would recognize that this is the case and work to resolve it.
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