1. notleia says:

    But DOES swearing make your anger worse? I don’t think it’s the swearing that makes it bad. IDK if it’s actually any better if someone commits violence or dehumanization even tho they don’t swear. You can swear to vent your feelings and frustrations about situations and still not apply it to people to dehumanize them.

    One theory about girls reading more than boys is that girls are taught to empathize with people who are not like themselves and can therefore get into stories about many different kinds of characters, while boys…I hesitate to say “emotionally stunted” but sometimes that feels accurate. Let us phrase it as saying that they don’t see the value in learning to sympathize with characters that they already don’t relate to.

  2. notleia says:

    ‘scuse me, I messed up my HTML tags

    *learning to sympathize with characters that they already don’t relate to.

What say you?