Reblogging this in support of all women who have experienced any of the scenarios described here (I am sure there will be at least one woman and one scenario; for starters). I am however also high-fiving this author who has stood up and stood out with her clear strong language. She makes me even prouder to be a woman who is more than a piece of property. Something to truly think about as we move through life mostly in a vague world pretending to be black and white.
A guy walks up to a girl in a bar. She’s laughing with her friends, engrossed in conversation. He slides in next to her to introduce himself. Offers her a drink. I’m just here to hang with my friends she says more than once. He proceeds to ask her “get to know you” questions, ignores her icy stare. Oblivious to her friends rolling their eyes. He appears immune to her Not interested‘s and her No thank you‘s. Finally, she sighs, I HAVE A BOYFRIEND. He backs away grudgingly, defensively, hands in the air, It’s cool, it’s cool. I got it.
Her rebuffs weren’t enough. Her refusals were dismissed. It was clear that what she wanted wasn’t of much concern to him. But another man’s woman? That’s a record scratch. A stop sign. A no trespassing sign.
This story isn’t unusual. It’s not even rare. Most women at…
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