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chicaloca Donating Member (704 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 05:25 PM
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50. um...
Being called a "bitch" or "whore" is a lot more hurtful to one's self-esteem than somebody yelling "WTF are you doing". I just got into a huge argument with one of my guy friends over this, because he told me that people say nasty things to him when he's doing activist leafletting on the street and he's "learned" to not let it bother him. As far as I'm concerned, anybody who can say "don't worry about it" hasn't faced the number and level of verbal and physical assaults that women face. It's a little different when you're being insulted for how you were born than for what you're doing, and it's really hurtful to hear people who don't know what it's like tell us not to worry about it.
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