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Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:48 PM

 

"Hysterical"

1610s, from L. hystericus "of the womb," from Gk. hysterikos "of the womb, suffering in the womb," from hystera "womb" (see uterus). Originally defined as a neurotic condition peculiar to women and thought to be caused by a dysfunction of the uterus.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hysterical

These shit attitudes are embedded in the very language we speak and hear every day. It is beyond insidious.

Long road behind. Long road ahead.



You are not alone.

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WilliamPitt Jul 2014 OP
Hekate Jul 2014 #1
m-lekktor Jul 2014 #2
spanone Jul 2014 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #4
Cracklin Charlie Jul 2014 #15
kickitup Jul 2014 #5
redqueen Jul 2014 #6
Duval Jul 2014 #7
cali Jul 2014 #8
dgibby Jul 2014 #9
nolabear Jul 2014 #10
Comrade Grumpy Jul 2014 #11
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #12
uppityperson Jul 2014 #23
LynneSin Jul 2014 #13
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #14
LynneSin Jul 2014 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #17
IronLionZion Jul 2014 #18
redqueen Jul 2014 #22
LeftyMom Jul 2014 #32
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2014 #16
toby jo Jul 2014 #19
SleeplessinSoCal Jul 2014 #30
ReRe Jul 2014 #20
littlemissmartypants Jul 2014 #21
uppityperson Jul 2014 #24
redwitch Jul 2014 #25
dilby Jul 2014 #26
Louisiana1976 Jul 2014 #27
Enthusiast Jul 2014 #28
LiberalLoner Jul 2014 #29
angstlessk Jul 2014 #31
LineLineNew Reply .
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #33
smirkymonkey Jul 2014 #35
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #36
WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #37
Autumn Jul 2014 #38

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:50 PM

1. Will Pitt

You are on a roll now as far as me recc'ing your posts. You be good.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:52 PM

2. yup. recommend. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 02:55 PM

3. k&r...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:07 PM

4. It's very good to have you on our side, my dear Will...

Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:23 PM

15. Will Pitt!

He's a real boy!

Thanks for always understanding the stakes, Will!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:32 PM

5. Thank you.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:36 PM

6. Word police! Freedom of speech! First amendment!



K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:36 PM

7. Love you, WRP.

 

Thank you for standing with us gals on this, yet another travesty of justice. Keep fighting the good fight, and know that YOU are not alone, either.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:36 PM

8. spot on

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:41 PM

9. Thanks, Will.

You're the best!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 03:52 PM

10. I'm so glad you're on the human side.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:00 PM

11. I think the word has its uses, but do we have any less offensive equivalents?

 

Shrill?

Over-wrought?

Unwarranted?

Hair-on-fire?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:10 PM

12. Well, one cound defer to the original definition:

 

"Wrong"

Like I said, it's in the language. Hysterical = wrong...Woman = wrong.

Insidious. You and your stupid ovaries.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:32 PM

23. "overly upset" might work

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:17 PM

13. There use to be a medical conditional called Female Hysteria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria

Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for many hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical literature of the 19th century. Women considered to be suffering from it exhibited a wide array of symptoms, including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in the abdomen, muscle spasm, shortness of breath, irritability, loss of appetite for food or sex, and "a tendency to cause trouble".[1] In extreme cases, the woman would be forced into the asylum and undergo surgical hysterectomy.


There was a great movie that came out a few years ago about Female Hysteria. ALthough it was a fictional movie it was based on much of the history of Female Hysteria and how men treated the sympton (and also the development of the very first female vibrator).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hysteria_(2011_film)

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:19 PM

14. "a tendency to cause trouble"

 

You are officially diagnosed.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:49 PM

34. I suspect the GOP would diagnose most of us progressive women...

With female hysteria.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:31 PM

17. Here's the link to imdb.com about this movie:

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:01 PM

18. If that was how vibrators came about,


then I wonder how many women claimed to have hysteria just so they could get one?

It would be bad if it was forced on the unwilling of course.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:30 PM

22. Considering the historical pathologization of female sexuality,

in addition to the demonization of women for even having a sex drive at all, I'm sure it wasn't exactly pleasant for most women, who were treated to the experience at the hands of male doctors.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:44 PM

32. The treatment was to go to your doctor and get treated to "hysterical paroxysm" with a vibrator.

No fooling.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 04:31 PM

16. Not all Christian teaching believe in the Virgin Birth of their Savior

An Episcopal confirmation class taught me that the Virgin Birth is not taught in their liturgy. Their Savior needn't have been born by a miraculous, "immaculate" conception. But the Catholic Church for some reason insisted it be taught as though it was. And then decide priests can't marry, nor can women become priests.

The deck has been stacked ever since. The only woman the church truly admires is a fabrication of their own demented thinking.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:02 PM

19. Sacred energy, you see, descends, first to the penis, where it divulges its' secrets.

 

Then it moves within the soul, mind, and spirit.

That penis seems to be the pivot point.

You gotta love these guys. Who needs comedians when we have the church?

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Response to toby jo (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:34 PM

30. Nope. I think He was just touched in the head.

(but even that has a double entrendre. Maybe triple.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:25 PM

20. I love learning where our words come from...

... and this is a good one. Have several books on the shelf on the topic and pull them down and enjoy now and then.

Right now, as we sit here morphing in front of our computers, there's some serious hysteria stewing inside of us women, and it isn't our libidos. Especially when we learn that HL pays for vasectomies & Viagra/Cialis for men. I bet you we see an up-tic in tubal ligations in the last 6 months of this year, not to mention legal abortions. And let's not forget those botched abortions.

K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:26 PM

21. We have to hope

Your baby girl will know a better world. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and provocative posts. They make me think and I enjoy thinking.
Love, Peace and Shelter. littlemissmartypants

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:33 PM

24. k&r

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:45 PM

25. Lola Jane has quite the advocate for a daddy.

Maybe by the time she is grown we can finally put this shit behind us?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 05:58 PM

26. Cool story, thanks for going back 400 years to find that.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:08 PM

27. K&R

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 06:36 PM

28. Kicked and recommended!

Thank you, WilliamPitt.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:02 PM

29. Thank you

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:42 PM

31. I agree...'Madam President" or "Madam" prostitute manager

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #31)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 07:45 PM

33. .

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 09:37 PM

35. Yes. Quite sick of the word actually.

Thanks.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:45 PM

36. Up

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:36 AM

37. Up

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:44 AM

38. Thanks Will.

Recommended.

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