There is this guy that I went to school with in middle school, and tonight we were serving at this Valentines Dance and Dinner thing, for services hours.
He was joking around and starts throwing punches really close to my friend’s face. So I told her to smack him. He said in return “If a girl smacks me I’ll retaliate with twice the force.”
And too me that didn’t sound right.
Then he goes on to tell this story.
He was at school, and saw this girl wearing “too much make up” so he decides that its ok to walk up to her and start wiping it off her face. She smacks him and pushes him away, and he back hands her across the face.
Now I’m just standing there with my friends (who are all girls) just staring at him like he is the grossest thing I have ever seen.
I wanted to leave right then and there. I didn’t care about the service hours that I needed to get Confirmed, I just wanted to get out of there. So the whole night while busing and serving tables, I tried to avoid him.
This is why I need feminism.
Women shouldn’t be scared of men.
Women shouldn’t have to walk this fine line just so we don’t get back handed across the face.
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