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This made me so angry - what are your thoughts

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qumquat Fri 04-Jan-13 14:40:59

This was posted by a colleague of mine on FB today. It seems to be to be the most anti-feminist thing masquerading as support and love for women. The man who posted it is a lovely, caring family man and I'm sure he meant it in this way. I also know lots of women who would take it in this way and see it as appreciation. I daren't take issue with it on FB (which in itsself upsets me). What do you think?

"A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said: "When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides." !!!

Hit Like & keep sharing it .."

So, 'we' (men and children) should allow women the odd cry because they are able to cope with SOOO much more suffering (without complaining) than 'we' are. Here's an idea, why not DO something to make women's lives easier instead of putting them on a pedestal as some kind of martyr-goddess. Who knows, maybe you'll surprise yourself by being 'able' to cope with suffering!

grimbletart Fri 04-Jan-13 16:58:05

Like the rest of Facebook, a load of time-wasting tripe.

Pass the sick bag.

usualsuspect Fri 04-Jan-13 17:00:42

Not all FB is time-wasting tripe.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Fri 04-Jan-13 17:05:26

I could have sworn I saw a man cry once. I must have been mistaken hmm

countrykitten Fri 04-Jan-13 17:16:18

Barf. That is unutterably awful.

countrykitten Fri 04-Jan-13 17:17:11

FB is crap.

TiggyD Fri 04-Jan-13 17:17:27

Sickening treacly shit.

JustAHolyFool Fri 04-Jan-13 17:19:30

I am crying but it's only because I care so much.

kim147 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:24:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

grimbletart Fri 04-Jan-13 18:26:36

No ususalsuspect, I concede that I was wrong - not all. Only about 95% grin

Anniegetyourgun Fri 04-Jan-13 23:26:22

And all that shizzle

Natalie555 Tue 08-Jan-13 11:58:15

Bollocks to that! What a load of bullshit.

BunFagFreddie Tue 08-Jan-13 14:39:46

I cry because people keep posting all this inane and trivial shit all over Facebook and it hurts me.

ScrambledSmegs Tue 08-Jan-13 14:52:09



What a load of dangerous shite.

Natalie555 Tue 08-Jan-13 14:53:28

Aww , You need a facebookwipe to dry your tears.

inadreamworld Sun 13-Jan-13 23:20:58

I actually think this is really sweet - especially

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart

and it did make me feel a bit tearful myself, but I am pregnant, a bit hormonal and probably shouldn't be on a feminist chat thread at all {...... inadream runs away before everyone has a go at her}

rosabud Mon 14-Jan-13 00:44:59

I'm glad it points out that the reason I have been shaped from his rib is to protect his heart otherwise I might have misunderstood and accidentally used such a sharp bone to repeatedly and savagely plunge pierce that tender organ.

GunsAndRoses Wed 16-Jan-13 00:31:12

Facebook is full of shite.

SpeckleDust Wed 16-Jan-13 00:39:39

Delete the bastard.

OeufsEnCocotte Wed 16-Jan-13 00:42:15

Facebook should be banned.

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