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aidrocsid  ·  1483 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Weird How People Correct Me When They Think I'm A Woman

I'd say that men are trusted and respected more than women when it comes to their ability to act on their own, but certainly not when they express that they need help or are in danger or pain. Women's agency is certainly generally less respected, but so is men's vulnerability.

That said, just because we know women's agency is sometimes disregarded doesn't mean that we can carelessly make examples out of situations that don't seem to show that pattern at all. Yes, people are more likely to fail to take women seriously. It does not follow that people only criticized him because they mistook him for a woman.

doommaggot  ·  1483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Actually that's not the case, women are often less trusted then men when they say they are feeling pain. Source

aidrocsid  ·  1483 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's certainly interesting, but you must realize that the scope of your source and the studies it cites are limited to physicians.