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Featured Gynophobia.

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Roy pryer, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Roy pryer

    Roy pryer Active Member

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    47 ain't old.
     
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    It's double my age! :/
     
  3. Beguiling Orbit

    Beguiling Orbit Neurotribe Champion V.I.P Member

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    The life expectancy for U.S. females is 78.74 years. At age 47, this woman is only 59.7% of the way there. How is that old?
     
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    I guess perspective can't be factored in. . .
     
  5. Roy pryer

    Roy pryer Active Member

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    And half hers!
     
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    Beguiling Orbit Neurotribe Champion V.I.P Member

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    Here's an interesting quote from an article in the New Yorker titled "Why Ageism Never Gets Old":

    Like the racist and the sexist, the ageist rejects an Other based on a perceived difference. But ageism is singular, because it’s directed at a group that at one point wasn’t the Other—and at a group that the ageist will one day, if all goes well, join. The ageist thus insults his own future self. Karma’s a *itch: the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging reports, “Those holding more negative age stereotypes earlier in life had significantly steeper hippocampal volume loss and significantly greater accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles and amyloid plaques.” Ageists become the senescent figures they once abhorred.

    But I digress. Back to gynophobia...
     
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  7. GrownupGirl

    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    Ohhh yeah, women are scary, amiright?
    I'm a woman, by the way.:D
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    Like men, women can be scary on a case-by-case basis. :eek:
     
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    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    Wiki has some information on gynophobia, but none on anthrophobia, which is the fear of men. Strange.
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    "Anthropo-" usually means "human," where "andro-" is used for (male-type) "men." (FYI, it is the root of the name Andrew.)
     
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    "Love shyness!" Every time I log into this forum I learn something new that helps explain me. This fitted me to a T before I turned 26. I had an opportunity that broke me out of this cycle, but it still has an impact on me even now. That explains a lot of what was going on in my life...