Exactly, support women in being assertive, and support men in being active listeners.

There was another article I commented on in which I stated we as a culture and society needed some kind of Affirmative Action for men in the soft areas of life.

Women should not have to be "strong" all the time due to the fact men are dismissive. Also, society would so much benefit if there was a balance of masculinity and femininity (the good stuff) where both genders executed on the positive traits of both.