The purpose of "mild" sexually inappropriate behavior is to humiliate women and to show us that we are powerless. Surely that is not a secret?
I am not talking about someone who misreads the cues and leans in for a kiss... Although saying "I feel like kissing you," would give men the answer.
Common acts of abuse of power as sexual misconduct:
+ Boys used to snap girls' bra straps when I was in HS. Back in the dark ages.
+ Boys used to "dunk" girls at the pool until I really thought that they were going to miscalculate and drown us. No they did not respond to fighting back nor to reason and logic.
+ Boys in science classes at Janesville Craig High School made very inappropriate comments in science classes during group projects such as dissections.
The teacher told us that since he didn't hear it, he couldn't do anything about it.
Why didn't I also call their parents? Why didn't he just make a blanket announcement:
"Hey. Stop making sexually inappropriate comments in class. All sexual comments are inappropriate in class."
+ A boy at Craig was making a disgusting sexual play on words using a certain girl's name. She insisted that I not contact him, his parents, or the school. I told her she that had one day to stop it or I would stop it. She found an acceptable way to address it - through a friend.
Compared to gang rapes during war - and other extreme violence - this is very mild.
Yet, each of these event enraged me. They made me very aware of how small I was - and, I was.
That I was fundamentally helpless.
And, that was the goal: To show girls that boys are big and strong and we are helpless against them.
What if women went around grabbing me by the crotch? Do not tell me that any man would like being randomly grabbed.
What if we stuck our hands down men's pants or grabbed them by the balls, or rammed our tongues down their throats, or rammed broom sticks up their a$$es. If you find that inappropriate conversation...?
No! Adults & other teens do not help. Teachers did not help.
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