Both standpoints can be justified. A man’s ‘yea’ being ‘yea’ is the archetype of silent strength, whereas women, proficient at multitasking, can effortlessly mend, clean, organise and set the nation to rights, additionally complaining about male monocular vision which of course is no longer necessary for food provision.
Thank God we can navigate better than they can.
From “Personal Helicon” by Seamus Heaney:
To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some spring
Is beneath all adult dignity. I rhyme
To see myself, to set the darkness echoing.
Marvellously wordless, after all….
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