Ah, high school; paragon of learning, budding friendships, and toxic masculinity. We all know that men are taught by society that they have ownership over women's bodies and emotions. Many guys do the work they need to do to begin to look at women as humans who get to make their own choices, but unfortunately, there are still those who have a sense of entitlement and can only relate to women in a sexualized fashion.
This conversation between a high school boy and a girl highlights just this sad fact...
Ah, the good old "fucking bitch" reflex. There's a reason why there's the cliche of the guy who is the self-professed 'good guy' who then hurls epithets at a women when he doesn't get his way.
This woman could sympathize, and an enlightened chimed in to back her up...
We really are wired differently. One of my closest male friends admitted, that all guys will at least entertain the thought of sleeping with their female colleagues, acquaintances and friends. Whereas women are capable of having platonic relationships with the opposite sex.— Ella Lee🌈 (@elee_bella) March 20, 2018
I once lived in a London hostel in rather closer quarters. Of course this meant that various people were hooking up. There was one guy who I became friendly with, who got quite nasty, because he couldn’t understand that I’d slept with another guy, but then wouldn’t sleep with him— Ella Lee🌈 (@elee_bella) March 20, 2018
Some guys cant handle not being "the one"— Paul Taper (@PaulieTaper) March 20, 2018
My first real girlfriend i heavily fell for got with quite a few guys after we split up. We remained friends. I just accepted that friends was where we would remain and i enjoy having her in my life. 3 decades later..still best friends.
And Buzzfeed reporter Kat Angus hit the nail on the head...
Because you don’t have to be a monster to coerce someone into sex, you can just be a guy who thinks no means “no for now” (especially when that girl really likes you and wants your approval).— Kat Angus (@katangus) January 16, 2018
H/T: Bored Panda