Wednesday, November 13, 2013


I've long had an issue with the word "crazy," particularly as it's sometimes applied to women. Beyond my own experiences, however, I was never quite sure why it bothered me. This article says so many things about calling women crazy that I agree with and didn't even know how to articulate.

From "On Labeling Women 'Crazy'":
The trend of labeling women "crazy" is part of the culture that socializes women to go along to get along. When women are told over and over again that they're not allowed to feel the way they feel and that they're being "unreasonable" or "oversensitive," they're conditioned to not trust their own emotions. Their behavior -- being assertive, even demanding or standing up for how they feel -- becomes an "inconvenience" to men and they're taught not to give offense and to consider the feelings of others before their own.
Read it here.

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