Please Kathryn look at the other comments I have made and replied to on this issue. Not every response to a piece like this are deserving of scorn or ridicule. Many of us truly believe in and fight for the cause of gender equality everyday. It does nothing to advance that discussion when the default reaction is to accuse the person commenting of “mansplaining” or some other horrible sexist motivation. As I have said to others the fact that I have a Ph.D. has no relevance to this topic. I have made no claims or even implied that it does I hope. My comments only reflect my own experiences as a human being. My intelligence, lack thereof, education, or experience have almost no bearing on my opinions in this area. And they are only my opinions. Obviously they are biased and circumscribed by my own life situation. My only motivation for responding as I did was to try and add an alternate perspective. I only ask that you read the other things I have said about this particular piece. If you still want to accuse me of “mansplaining” I can not stop you. However I will never agree that you are correct.

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