Real Women

Cynthia (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 11:14:27 -0700

Rob Harris Cen-IT wrote:

> > And without hesitation he
> > told me that "You don't count". It was an enlightening experience, and I
> > am afraid that most people don't consider me to be a 'real' woman.
> Don't take it as an insult. Men in general will not admit it in public,


> especially, I predict, American men, but women are on the whole perceived as
> annoyingly superficial with a one-track "social probe" masquerading as a
> mind.

My theory is based on the fact that 4 year old girls are very good liars. Most girls have it figured out by that age that if they look cute and say the right things, that they will be rewarded. And they develop the ability to tune into what "everybody knows", instead of the ability to think for themselves (which can get them into trouble). And they learn that as long as they have good intentions, they can get away with anything. So at a very early age they develop strategies that are very successful, and this causes them to experience arrested intellectual development.

> The guy that said "you don't count" was probably referring to the fact
> that you seem more intelligent and insightful than women usually are.

I was a lot more intelligent than he was!!! But their seems to be a common belief that if you have a brain, that you can't have feelings too. I.E. if you have a brain, you can't possibly be a 'real' women.

Well, I may hide my feelings, or express them in poetry. Instead of using them to get my way, like so many female types do. But I definitely have feelings, emotions, a maternal instinct, and a sex drive.