So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.
For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.
- From “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (Sorry I’m on a rape tangent today… Been thinking a lot about the importance of informed consent in ALL ways.)
For many who don’t realize the constant threat of being female. 1 in 3 women will be assaulted in her life, and you feel like your guard can’t be let down.
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