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If anything, especially when you're young, not being 'conventionally attractive' can mean you're treated as if you should be grateful for the attention.
I know it makes some women feel safer if they attack other's choices - thinking someone made a 'bad' choice means you choose differently and avoid assault.
But that's not how any of this works. Your choices don't lead to assault, the abuser's choices do.”
There's a satisfaction in knowing you weren't imagining it all, but it's a pretty dark feeling nonetheless.”
Women are afraid, for good reason, every day. So I don't care even a little if men are feeling uncomfortable or scared right now.
Better men are afraid than women are hurt. Deal with it.
Honestly, I think part of the problem is for too long men haven't been afraid enough.
In short: Make Men Afraid Again”
It's both that a sexist culture won't let this many men be held accountable & that hopelessness is going to start to set in.
When it's SO MANY men, the response is going to be - this is just how it is. There's no changing it.
As stories come out that are more nuanced and not what immediately comes to mind when we think of harassment, people will start to throw their hands up.
Most people are only comfortable with these stories when there's a neat narrative and an obvious punishment (firing, jail, etc)
If the solution is more complicated 'change the culture,' (and that IS the solution) most people are going to lose interest & the media will follow.
I hope I'm totally wrong. But in case I'm not - seriously, think about sharing your story while people are still paying attention.”
The tone shifts. Women start informally policing the newsroom to protect each other. It's exhausting work & it's a waste of their talent.”
And this culture makes you think you have to be grateful for shitty treatment from fuckboys because that’s all you deserve.”
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