I posted this article to my facebook and the ex was on the phone within 3 minutes - "that was directed at me, wasn't it?". Had a good long chat about it, apparently his most recent ex has raised it with him as well.
ToughLove, I don't think the point was that women have no one listen to them or sympathise. I think it is more that sometimes the most important people we need to be able to express ourselves to, our partners, bosses, parents etc use this method of shutting down our feelings because they (all of us) are conditioned to make that jump - 'women are "always" irrational and over-emotional, therefore that must be what you are doing and it's not my fault.'
I think you do have a point that there is often a similar issue for men who are not "supposed" to be emotional or express their feelings. That doesn't make this particular issue any less important or worthy of discussion though.