Microaggressions

“Yeah, I just don’t know what’s up with them, they’re all crazy. All these women are just getting married or engaged, most of the girls in my office too… What’s up with that? I mean, they’re, like, 20 or something. Slow down, girls, no need to make yourselves look bad!”
Said on a bus, by two men behind me, about 25-30-years-old, both with business suits on. I am a 16-year-old girl. I felt angry, humiliated, ashamed, invisible. Those women’s life choices [and their respective partners'] had nothing to do with those men. I felt like I couldn’t do anything right, and that no matter my achievements or my choices, there would always be men to look down on me and criticise me and I wouldn’t have a voice to speak out with.




February 1st, 2013 | Comments (1)

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  1. Donny D.:

    Sounds like someone is unhappy that the age group of women he thinks he’s entitled to aren’t obliging him by staying available. Arrogant jerks.

    But it took me a few days after reading these remarks to realize that. If I had been a member of the group they had been marginalizing and I had been there hearing it in realtime as the OP did, I’d be feeling angry and humiliated, too.

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    When is ANYONE ELSE going to start commenting? This site used to have such good commenters! Where did you all go???

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