Robin's Promise to Men

Robin then asked to have the floor: "I have something to report. I have something to say to all of you, as a matter of fact." Howard laughed nervously: "Uh oh. It's usually not good when you get that lecturing [tone]." Robin knew what he meant: "That is indicative of why I have something to say to you. You immediately think you're in trouble." To that end, Robin explained how she has taken a vow: "I took an oath this weekend that I would never emasculate any man ever again...I want you to keep me honest." Robin said she'd spent the weekend in Boston at Allison Armstong's "Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women" workshop: "What I learned this weekend was that I've been emasculating men--especially the men I love. All of you!--most of my life. Probably all of my life. [I'm] probably like the expert of emasculating men. And I want to apologize to all of you. I'm treating you as if you need to be controlled." Howard hoped for the best: "I'm not getting involved in this latest thing because it will only backfire."