I suspect that “men giving unsolicited advice” is a training issue. Men are expected to solve problems.

My manager used to do the same thing. My co-worker said, “You already know all of that stuff! Why do you listen?”

My reply, “No, I know about nine out of ten things. I have to listen to all ten to pick up that one. It costs me nothing and makes him happy.”

It gets iffy whenever you know the advice is flat-out wrong and you can’t ignore it.

Now, for your list of examples near the end:

Obviously, those men’s brains were not connected to their mouth.

It’s too bad that their comments can’t be read back to them like articles in edit mode here.

The first part of my response is based on the title. I didn’t realize that the advice was at such a brainless level when I started reading the article.

Very good points.

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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