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  •  Three little words (6+ / 0-)

    so essential to any meaningful human-rights discourse, and yet so easily lost:

    Listening is essential
    Hate to say it, but conventional male socialization mitigates against a man's thoughtful listening to anyone unlike him, and whom he doesn't seek to resemble. This shortcoming of even well-intentioned men, is colloquially acknowledged in the expression, "mansplain." As if a man worth his salt could ALWAYS explain anything. As if he was always the authority.

    Thanks for the diary. Enthusiastically tipped and recommended.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:10:53 PM PDT

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