I really hate how ~social norms~ dictate that:
- Just because you find someone attractive, it entitles you the right to make flirtatious or sexual advances on them, & that
- When someone unsolicitedly comes onto you, you should accept it as a “compliment” and go along with it.
This really has resulted in nothing more than degrading individuals to be objects of attraction a whimsy.
In my case, it pisses me the fuck off that dudes who often times have never spoken to me before, and can plainly see that I am in a relationship think that they can say things like “Where do you live? You’re beautiful, I want to visit you.”
“Anything on earth that a woman does, is, or is capable of doing, is womanly. It is impossible for a woman to be unwomanly because a woman is a woman. Therefore, anything a woman does is womanly by default. Fighting is womanly. Winning fights is womanly. Bruises are womanly. Savagery is womanly. Unwholesomeness is womanly. Athleticism is womanly.”Lindy West.
Engraving by Max Ernst, 18th century
Judith Holding the Head of Holofernes Jacopo de’ Barbari 1501-03
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