It almost never fails, every time a woman stands up and delivers a passionate speech or argument, there is always someone who will reduce her words to “hysterics”.
When women speak up, they are called many things: feisty, bossy, emotional, hormonal, irrational, chatty, ball-buster, hysterical, dramatic, nag, shrew, crazy, over-sensitive, etc.
Women are too often personally attacked instead of arguing the points that they bring up. They are simply being dismissed and silenced.
- House Republican mocks congresswoman’s “hysterics” after she argues against Trumpcare.
- Philip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer apologised by deploying the weapon used by men everywhere: “I didn’t call her hysterical, I urged her not to be hysterical.“
- “Hysterical and angry Clinton shrieks at town hall”
Let’s be smarter and actually argue with ideas and not with name calling.