Re: “Boehner needs to man up” (letter, 1-10).
My hackles raise whenever I hear the stupid phrase, “Man up.” What does it mean, other than something disparaging to women? Or is it possible for females to “man up”?
We never hear “woman up.” Is “man up” strictly a male, testosterone, warrior, hero thing, allowed only to the “superior” gender? You know, the gender that has done such a fine job wrecking this planet.
Yes, behind the phrase is a not too subtle belittlement of the little lady – the poor, weak, feminine, emotional, discombobulated, easily flustered and wholly cowardly female …