Just not that into you

Something occurred to me today, and though it is slight, I think it is yet another in a long list of societal language tricks that add a crack to the gender divide. For years, in films, books, TV, and life, the two most common things I've heard levelled at people when there's a lack of romantic interest of one gender in another, are:

He's just not that into you.


You/she must be a lesbian.

Why is it that lack of interest from men gets an easy out, but lack of interest from a woman gets an accusatory insult?

Sometimes, guys, she's just not that into you. If your egos are that tender that you must insult a woman for her lack of interest, then I don't think it's women who are the overly emotional ones.

2015 07 08 - 01:00

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