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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 01:47 PM
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94. Must be why women are so much better at listening
:eyes: :evilgrin:

"She said a constant irritation on the council (and I assume it continued at the county level) was that what she said was rarely followed up. That is, until a MAN said exactly the same thing; THEN it was discussed and acted on or dismissed. She was really irritated but could see no way around it (she was talking in the 80s about events in the 70s and 80s). She was just glad that there was a loud-mouthed man on the council who shared her political views and put the ideas out there."

Yup. The pecking order. Sounds familiar. People don't respond at all when the woman says it and then when the man repeats the Same Thing moments later it gets comments and feedback AS IF NO ONE HAD SAID IT PREVIOUSLY. Which she did. :crazy: It also happens in the pecking order of women (and men) supervised by other women. The underling says it and no one hears it til the "boss" presents it as their idea.

"(He was a good friend and political comrade; she said it was a waste of time to point out the 'discussion dynamics' of the meetings----he just didn't 'get it.')"

And even so, he might have thought it's "all in her head."
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