18. How many of us have encountered creepy men, from being groped, sometimes even before puberty hits you, and stalked to having to strike a delicate balance while turning down a complete Internet stranger cuz you’re borderline paranoid now. 19. Yeah random street harassment/cat calling is awful but it’s the growing list of places you can’t go because a certain employee is a creep that’s most disturbing. I’m trying to buy some toilet paper and coffee can you please not make this weird? Could you hand me my change without brushing my hand and looking at me like an expectant puppy? I’m like 4 Dollar Generals deep at this point. 20. That there a lot of times you don’t feel safe. Parking lots, bars, etc. Avoiding assault – sexual or otherwise, is in the back of every woman’s mind. Especially when you are alone in an unfamiliar place. 21. I was going out for the evening with my SO, but before leaving the house, we took our dogs for a walk. He fell behind because the dog he was walking has issues, so I went ahead with our other dog. A guy in a truck sat at a stop sign for a solid 2 minutes staring at me, not moving. It was that feeling in your stomach where fight or flight is right around the corner. When my SO came and walked up to me and started talking to me, I was shaking. The guy in the truck peeled out and sped off all because he saw that I wasn’t alone and the fact that it was a man with me. If I had another woman with me, I don’t think the guy would have left and I don’t know what would have happened. That shit is terrifying. 22. How often, in professional meetings, a woman expresses an opinion or states a fact, to have it ignored or negated, then later the identical thing said by a man is offered full validation. It is utterly dehumanizing, which I think is the intent. I am a subspecialty surgeon with 30 years experience.
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