Some interesting info: This is very reminiscent of the Baby X experiments, in which it was discovered that people reacted differently to a baby’s behavior depending on whether or not they believed the baby to be male or female. People were asked to watch a video of a baby reacting to a startling image (a Jack-in-the-box popping up), and describe the baby’s emotional state. When people believed the baby to be female, they described the baby as being scared and upset; when they thought the baby was male, they perceived the baby to be angry. This was very telling, as it showed that literally identical behavior could be construed differently based on the perceived gender of the subject.
Now imagine a lifetime of gender specific socialization- male anger is par for the course while the same emotion in a woman is personal weakness. Ha oh sorry don’t have to imagine THAT’S REALITY
“When I wrote Lust For Life, I was jealous of my ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. We had just broken up and she had this new, cool boyfriend and seemed really happy about it. I was like, honestly jealous of it, and was thinking it would be cool if I had a boyfriend too. I would have felt happy. It’s just about loneliness and stuff. I was kinda quoting all the things she had that I didn’t have. It was the things I generally felt at the moment, I don’t like censor myself. With all my songs, I like to say exactly how I’m thinking at that time even if I don’t understand.” - Christopher Owens (Girls Frontman)