Why I don’t write about women

So, I was talking to Mom the other day and she asked me why I didn’t write about women who have mentored me.  She then went on to explain about how many women I would have to write about.  Her, My other mom (there’s a story), Rachel, Shirley (Mother in Law), my 3 sisters, etc.

Also, it just doesn’t process for me that way.  I have learned AT LEAST as much, if not more, from women as I have from men.  But the word ‘mentor’ brings men to my mind.  I suppose I think of it as specific to men and gender.

This is what my dictionary thing on my computer says:

mentor |ˈmenˌtôr; -tər|
noun
an experienced and trusted adviser : he was her friend and mentor until his death in 1915.
• an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.
verb [ trans. ]
to advise or train (someone, esp. a younger colleague).
DERIVATIVES
mentorship |-ˌ sh ip| noun
ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: via French and Latin from Greek Mentōr, the name of the adviser of the young Telemachus in Homer’s Odyssey.

mentor |ˈmenˌtôr; -tər|nounan experienced and trusted adviser : he was her friend and mentor until his death in 1915.• an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.verb [ trans. ]to advise or train (someone, esp. a younger colleague).DERIVATIVESmentorship |-ˌ sh ip| nounORIGIN mid 18th cent.: via French and Latin from Greek Mentōr, the name of the adviser of the young Telemachus in Homer’s Odyssey.

I wish my name were Telemachus.  It would be sad to have two cool names though.  Blazer is so good already…  Anyway, that is why I don’t write about women!

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