— Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism (via taintedsenses)
— Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (via bettyrizz)
Yah. Used to super feel that way ‘til I gave it some real thought. Still finding a way past it. Admitting you have a problem is the first step.
Women who have experienced this can recognize that placating these men is a rational choice, a form of self-defense to protect against setting off an aggressor. But to male bystanders, it often looks like a warm welcome, and that helps to shift blame in the public eye from the harasser and onto his target, who’s failed to respond with the type of masculine bravado that men more easily recognize."