A question to women. One of the issues discussed is what is know in MRA circles as “The Empathy Gap”, that is, humans a pre-programmed to attend to women’s needs, but to ignore men’s needs. A woman weeping evokes sympathy and is seen as a call to action to help her; a man crying is seen as someone who should shunned and avoided. Men’s pain is only ignored as a means to avoid personal discomfort.
Tell me, from your point of view, what techniques would be most effective in eliciting the response of empathy, compassion and fundamental human caring to the woman who may not have a son’s well being to appeal to?
I look forward to your thoughtful responses.