@sarahgorman I didn't want to hijack your list and comment section, but I'm interested in your point of view and would like to have a discussion.
- •You said something to the effect of: the world would be better if men just generally left women alone.I think I see where you're coming from on this, especially in relation to the Tyga/14yr old girl situation, and probably most social media platforms. But most of us are good guys, with a genuine interest in someone, and don't think we can just treat women like a piece of meat. How would you advise us to approach someone we're interested in, whether in real life or online?
- •I have more questions/discussion points, I just figured I'd start there.I like your lists, I find you to be intelligent and enjoyable to interact with; this is not meant to be an attack on you or your character or anything like that.
- •That was a rash comment I kind of regret and thought about deleting
- •I was frustrated and spoke out. I do think it's not safe for women out there and that it's impossible for us to know who is and isn't a good guy. I often feel like I can't take up space without getting some sort of commentary on it from men. That frustrates me.
- •I am fine with men approaching me to have a conversation, but if you're a celebrity who's talking to a teen on social media, maybe just don't
- •To me, meeting someone through a random conversation isn't a high priority and I think the potential harm that comes to women from unknown men coming into their space outweighs the benefits of maybe meeting a nice guy. I'm not sure what I would suggest to meet women otherwise, and I'm not sure I really care.
- •I guess the end all would be, there are safe spaces for men and women to meet: Dating apps, bars, clubs, places for socializing, etc. If you approach a woman at a bar and she's not immediately game to talk to you, leave her alone. Other public spaces (the bus, Instagram) I think it's safe to leave women alone.
- •Anyway, overall I made a broad generalization over my general frustration. I don't really think that, but I do think we need to teach men how to interact with women better as a whole.
- •Thank you for making this, I'm happy to be part of a dialogue and appreciate your support!!! Conversations like this are important steps