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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stop apologizing!

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Oh, I'm sorry. Is that headline too demanding? Well, I'm sorry: I meant it.

From Politics Daily:

"I'm sorry." Two little words that have come to mean . . . almost nothing.

It was a good week for demonstrating just how vapid the apology has become. First, Ginni Thomas called Anita Hill and left a voice mail asking her to apologize for saying that Ginni's husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sexually harassed her nearly two decades ago. Then the Wall Street Journal wrote about the cultural significance of the apology: We apologize more to strangers than we do to loved ones or family, according to new research from the University of Waterloo (in Ontario).

To make matters worse, the Canadian research team has put into words what most of us probably suspected: Women apologize more than men do. It's official. We are so sorry!

Read the rest of this article, by Alison Fairbrother, here.

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