I am this nervous around every person who enters the elevator with me. It doesn’t matter what your ethnicity and race is. I don’t trust anyone with my life. Does this make me a bad person?
No, so am I. I am also this nervous around people who are walking behind me, people whom I pass on the street, or people who wait at the bus stop with me.
I get what the gifset is trying to say: that black men are not going to savagely attack you, and I get that, but as a woman I have literally grown up with horror stories about being alone with a man.
It’s today’s society that dictates that a woman should be afraid of being alone with a man. That’s any man, I’m pretty sure the woman’s reaction in the gif set would be the same if a white man had stepped into the lift instead.
I was thinking the same thing.
It’s not because he is black.
It’s because he is a man and I am alone.
I was raised to fear the uncontrollable lustful men and try to never be alone with them. That was my responsibility and my duty as a woman.
I don’t cluth my purse to me because I might get robbed, but because the purse is another layer of imaginary protection between him and me.
Horror stories? We don’t need horror stories to make us do this. We have true stories. We have friends and relatives and our own selves who know exactly how this scenario can go.
Dude, maybe it’s just because you’re a guy. Or maybe it really is because you’re a black guy, horrors, maybe she is racist. She’s still not a stupid bitch, because either way your reaction to her being scared of you isn’t to leave her alone, it’s to fantasise about viciously assaulting her and then make fun of her.
Yeah, that’s going to make her change the way she thinks of you, sure.
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ANIME GEORGE CLOONEY THO
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The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.
I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.
Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.
Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.
If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:
Become a feminist.
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