Why is it that the last reserve of online jerks, when they have nothing to argue with, is to refer to a woman’s state in regards to her hormonal balance?
Is it considered somehow shameful, in male mind, to have periodic bleeding come out of one’s nether regions?
I once witnessed conversation of two men discussing relative physical preparedness of male and female swimmer athletes; one of them offered as a crowning argument that women must have train less due to their inevitable 3 days of absence, “or you can just imagine the bloody trail in the water!” – and they both laughed uproariously.
Is referring to women’ physiology makes men feel superior?
At least there was a connection to the topic in this case, however strained. More often there is none.
I had men [online] accusing me (yes, that’s the right verb) of having PMS – as explanation of my views on some theoretical subject. Some, alternatively, do not hesitate to inquire if I am post menopausal. There was one case, when both options were suggested simultaneously.
Do they consider it an equivalent of labeling an opponent crazy? Out of one’s mind? And yet, if a woman reciprocate with same device, f.i. telling a man in the course of, say, discussion on computer hardware, “you say that because your prostate gland malfunctioned” – what would be the reaction? I can just hear the cries of “ad hominem!” Among accusations of “woman’s logic”, possibly.
Do they think ability/ inability to be equipped with capacity of conceiving a child correlates with woman’s preparedness to debate any topic?