Saturday, June 27, 2009

On Contempt

"Contempt is closely related to disgust, and what disgust and contempt are about is completely rejecting and excluding someone from the community. The big gender difference with negative emotions is that women are more critical, and men are more likely to stonewall. We find that women start talking about a problem, the men get irritated and turn away, and the women get more critical, and it becomes a circle. But there isn't any gender difference when it comes to contempt. Not at all." Contempt is special. If you can measure contempt, then all of a sudden you don't need to know every detail of [a person's life].

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yesterday while on the internet I found out some bad news .I was always told that My mother was killed in a car crash well thats not the truth.The truth is that she was Murdered in vancouver in 1978 in april and it is a unsolved case.Well now that I know that It's going to be solved .I will do the best to find out what happen to her and I will let her finally rest in peace . To my two anuties Edith Henderson Min USa nov 1978 and Sarah Mason in thunderbay feb 1992 that were murder too. Of all Missing and Murdered solved and unsolved Native Women My heart goes out to all there families .