"Have you ever been reading or watching a report about a conservative man who said something so incredibly backwards that you swore he was living in the Dark Ages? Well, you’re not so very far from wrong. The Dark Ages were dark partly because education was discouraged and science was suspect, leading to some astoundingly silly things being taken for fact. Like, for example, that the heart was the seat of intelligence. Or that frogs spontaneously generated from mud. As fun as those sort of ideas are to explore, this article will be dealing with beliefs about that strange and inscrutable being: Woman."
~ T. STEELMAN AUGUST 8, 2013 3:08 PM
Some men and women continue to believe long ago disproved myths about women and their bodies. They don't even seem to be ashamed of revealing their ignorance.
sound all too familiar and reminds me of this book http://www.amazon.com/Pope-Joan-Donna-Woolfolk-Cross/dp/0307452360 . Have you read it?
I agree with Chris: it does indeed sound all too familiar ... and all too ignorant.
Robert Wuhl, in his HBO piece, "Assume the Position," stated repeatedly that when the legend was more popular than the facts, "PRINT THE LEGEND!" Sadly, here the myth is more popular because it supports a male-centric and patriarchal position. That it's also chauvinistic in the extreme appears to have escaped their notice. How many times have I said this:
A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
-- Paul Simon, "The Boxer"