On three separate occasions on DREWspective, I made it known (but not necessarily clear!) what I think of using silent treatment towards others: that it’s cowardly, childish and bordering on evil, with the same being said about anybody who uses it as a first resort, or hides behind it when things get uncomfortable. Men as well as women.
Well Ken Savage, over on his far more popular site, gives a good explanation on why silent treatment is bad. Just the cartoon near the top of the page is a good example!
And for those of you who still advocate silent treatment as a first resort: I’d like you to explain why. (Yes, that is a criticism-based question.)