Double Standard

By , 2009-07-23 20:51

I’m sure this has been discussed many times before, but I feel I need to mention it.

Why are women allowed to be more generous with emotional words and expressions? Why can’t I close my e-mails with “Love, Matthieu” without implying something more than friendship? This double standard leaves us men with a serious shortage of words to describe our level of “liking” for other people. I mean, really, “like” is such an overused word. I like strawberries. I also like my job, and some of my professors, and all my friends and family. So how do I differentiate? Someone I share experiences and interests with and feel a connection with is definitely on a different level of “liking” than my discrete math professor…

Just a thought.

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