Hi all, about 20 years ago I was very sad about a breakup with an asshole bf. A religious friend of mine would try to make me feel better and told me “God counts the tears of women”. So today I was on Twitter and I saw this tweet about a video on YouTube with half a million views that’s basically the sounds of women crying and men leaving very hateful misogynist comments. So I remembered this phrase my friend told me but I don’t know where it came from, I googled and it’s supposed to come from the Talmud? I couldn’t verify it and I don’t trust whatever results google gave me. it’s as follows:
“Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.”
Does this actually come from Jewish literature?
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