The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

I hate that I have to deal with this and my Wee One. I have to protect her from it, to the extent that I’m able, teach her about it, help her name it, help her learn, see her deal with in. I hate it.

Drifting Through

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There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Aren’t there more important things to worry about? Is this really that big of a deal? Aren’t you being overly sensitive? Are you sure you’re being rational about this?

Every. Single. Time.

And every single time I get frustrated. Why don’t they get it?

I think I’ve figured out why.

They don’t know.

They don’t know about de-escalation. Minimizing. Quietly acquiescing.

Hell, even though women live it, we are not always aware of it. But we have all done it.

We have all learned, either by instinct or by trial and error, how to minimize a situation that makes us uncomfortable. How to avoid angering a man or endangering ourselves. We have all, on many occasions, ignored an offensive comment. We’ve all…

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2 thoughts on “The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

  1. It Goes Both Ways. I Understand it; but What about the so Called Females; that also Prey on Men; for Equal or Much More ??? You See it on the News; In the Newspapers/Magazines; in Stores & on Social Networks. Just Go to a Club; Bars; Restaurants/Cafes; Hotel Bars; Back Stage; at Games or Concerts & Casinos & even @ the Supermarkets. It’s; Give Me; More Times than You Truly Want to Believe.

    • Men live in daily perpetual fear of this behavior and know that there is little to nothing they can do about it? Men know they are physically/financially/socially disadvantaged compared to the the group you’re talking about?

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