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I’d expect this kind of mentality from a Twitter troll, but not from a seemingly cultured adult man. Yet here I was, feeling like a had just stepped on a bomb in Minecraft.
He asked what I did and I told him I write articles about women’s issues, especially sexual assault.
“Did you know that 1 in 4 college women will become a victim of sexual assault? On another date that admittedly had already began to head south, the topic of sexual assault came up yet again.
I’m a tad bit of a traditionalist, so when he suggested we have dinner and not just drinks, I had hope.
He made reservations at an upscale BBQ restaurant (I live in NYC, so that’s a thing) and upon meeting him I immediately decided he was cute, nice, and a good conversationalist.
If I can’t even make it through a simple meal without an harmfully archaic view of women, it’s no wonder women face such momentous obstacles in every facet of life—from not getting that raise despite having the qualifications to having our bodies seen as public space to not being believed when we report our sexual assaults.pretty accurate scale of the rape culture we’re up against." data-reactid="50"Of course, my limited experiences and the experiences of a dozen women on my Facebook page can’t show the full extent to which this problem actually exists in society, but the dates I went on showed me a pretty accurate scale of the rape culture we’re up against.
Rape culture exists in the college professor who touches his female student’s leg ever-so-slightly.
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We didn’t message each other for too long before agreeing to meet up for a date, and I traded in my usual pre-screening for the thrill of spontaneity.
Which is not easy to do with first-date jitters and the anticipation of really good mac and cheese. We didn’t message each other for too long before agreeing to meet up for a date, and I traded in my usual pre-screening for the thrill of spontaneity.