verb 1. speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way.
“she was still ranting on about the unfairness of it all”
synonyms: fulminate, go on, hold forth, vociferate, sound off, spout, pontificate, bluster, declaim.
Sometimes I like to speak at length in a wild, impassioned way. Sometimes I like to shout. I’ve found it makes people uncomfortable. Passion, unless you are a man, tends to evoke thoughts such as “I wonder if she’s off her meds?” Passionate women, you see, are off their rockers, or so the story goes. I believe this is a phenomenon occurring mostly in the USA. Women here don’t have the freedom to rant without the fear of being marked as nuts. And I hate to say other women, as much as men, avoid passionate women (unless they want to have sex with them).
Relax is a word I heard often growing up. That’s a trigger word for me.
Why is speaking passionately about a subject negative if you are a woman?