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Response to Bonobo (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:46 AM

19. Treat the attractive strange woman as you would any other stranger.

There is a continuum between "good morning" and "hey babe nice tits wanna fuck?". The aborted discussion was specifically about "hitting on women", about propositioning strangers, not about saying hello. My assertion, and I stand by it, is we men should just stop thinking that propositioning strange women in public spaces is acceptable behavior. Of course I then had to qualify public spaces, as again the conversation was not about social situations such as parties and bars where a different set of rules apply.

What I find astounding in these discussions is a professed lack of any awareness at all that many women find random sexual propositions from strangers threatening. Lots of "hey but I'm not a rapist so my behavior can't be threatening" bullshit. Which is why this discussion has to come back to rape, rape statistics, and the experience of being a woman in a society where rape is so fucking prevalent. We should grow the fuck up. Is that too much to ask?

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