Can we please stop with the sexism, it demeans the supposedly open, safe, inclusive nature of metafilter.
I have to call out EmpressCallipyos in this thread
. I know this will be unpopular, but if you all can just take a deep breath, and read the following quotes to understand what, as a fellow community member, I am getting at, I would greatly appreciate it.
Hell, if the men ain't listening to US, then maybe they'll listen to another guy.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:44 PM on October 23 [14 favorites +] [!]
It is a common problem for women on EARTH.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:48 PM on October 23 [72 favorites +] [Flagged]
And if you were to do them for me, I would be able to tell that you are being altruistic about it. Many women can tell the difference between altruism and ulterior motive.
If your motives are indeed pure altruism, this article isn't talking to you. Don't worry. You're fine.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:20 PM on October 23 [4 favorites+] [Flagged]
Please don't generalize your experiences to all women. I'm a woman who has been approached by strangers in a very scary and threatening way, and I can report that I didn't like it when it happened and wouldn't have gone out with someone who didn't seem to notice he was scaring the shit out of me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:15 PM on October 23 [4 favorites +] [Flagged]
The problem with the analogy in the article is that - as one woman pointed out in the comments -- that it doesn't address the fact that some of the people who try to hit on you get angry and threatening when they get turned down.
Them may be the breaks, but they sure as fuck SHOULDN'T be, and god damn you for suggesting I should just suck that up.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:58 PM on October 23 [5 favorites +] [!]
Now, please, imagine, if you replace the various pronouns from she to he, her to his, empress to emperor, etc. such quotes would be labeled flame bait, would not be constructive to conversation, would be flagged, and, in my opinion, be removed.