We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.
The whole article sadly hits very close to home.
If I were to tell you of every incident where I was polite on the outside but screaming, or enraged, or just plain fucking terrified on the inside, we would be here for hours.
If you are a strange man who is in my space or making rude comments or just being sexist as fuck, let me tell you this and let me make it clear: I’m not being nice because I like you, I’m being nice because I don’t want to die today.
new aesthetic: halloweenpunk
- the faint smell of candy in the air
- spooky lawn decorations
- fog machines
- orange/purple/black color scheme
- jack o lanterns
- monsters and other various creatures of the night
- fake blood
- skeleton gifs
- music ranging from ghostbusters to monster mash to thriller
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