“Candy Girl”, Marihenny Rivera for Cosmopolitan South Africa July 2014
The whole article sadly hits very close to home.
We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.
Day 29: I’ve had an amazing vacation, but tomorrow I get to kiss my dog’s face; and for that, I am more than happy.