April 13 2012, 8:48 am PT | Posted in: Other
Dr. Rassman / Dr. Pak,
Oops… faux pas! Why is it considered socially acceptable for women to openly discuss a man’s balding pate, often at some length and in excruciating detail, but should a man happen to discreetly mention to a woman, ‘Your butt looks a bit big in that dress’, he can confidently expect to be crucified?!
Good humour might not be the panacea but surely it’s a constituent.
Redesigned NHI website is excellent!
I’m not going to claim to completely comprehend why some topics are more socially acceptable to talk about than others. Perhaps men are expected to be less sensitive and able to take criticism of their appearance. Any sociology majors out there have a theory to add?
Your observation about men and women is noted. And thanks for your kind words about our redesigned site.