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Why Men Won’t Apologize

They feel entitled to forgiveness in the same way they feel entitled to say and do awful things to women

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images

What is it about powerful men and apologies? Were they out sick that day in kindergarten, or do they really believe that making amends for bad behavior is simply beneath them? Don’t bother responding — we all know…




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