One of my contributions focused on sexism in academia, particularly the way in which distinguished women academics face increased scrutiny of their appearance. On multiple occasions not only my colleagues, but my students have felt it appropriate to discuss how I look. The entitlement that men feel to comment on my appearance goes beyond the pale of simple “compliments”.
If someone messes up because you didn’t tell them what you wanted, you can only blame yourself.
Are you the target of a collector? Read on for the warning signs.
This is what they had to tell us.
What’s wrong with a strapping, straight dude not minding being hugged from behind while lying in bed?
4. You will hook up with one of them.
Then one day we wake up to your morning text, and we breathe a sigh of relief. And there is even a smiley face. You must still like us!
So, how do we actually clarify our wants? How many wants should there be? Which ones are the most important? What if I have a list of a hundred different wants? How do I make them not sound like a list of demands? And… what if he says “no” to my wants?
How many men have you slept with? When did you last sleep with someone? Who, exactly, have you had sex with? Why did you sleep with him? How did it happen? It’s such a current and popular conversation topic between women.
These men look totally miserable.