So I have to rant
Okay, so right now and for the past four months I’ve been living in a dormitory in Jerusalem, taking intensive hebrew classes and generally being surronded by mostly religious people, which means that, even though I am not in the closet, I have chosen not to disclose the fact that I am lesbian to everyone.
So, there is this 30 year old man in my hebrew class, let’s call him Paul. Now Paul acts as if he has never seen a woman before in his life, he is always awkwardly flirting with us and just trying to *touch* us in everyway he can, he reminds me of a 13 year old to be honest.
(He interrupts the class to “flirt”, he says that so and so are really
hot and pretends he is just practicing hebrew, he once stopped the class
because one of the girls was really tired and started giving her a
Before this was evident, I mean before the classes even started, I tried to talk to him and he promptly invited me to his room to *watch* Game of Thrones, to which I said no. I had to decline invitations to Paul’s room for weeks, he even came uninvited to my room a couple of times.
I endend up inviting my gay friend to my room and leaving the door open so Paul could see there was a male in the room and infer that I was *taken*, after this he got a clue and stopped harrasing me. Mind you I still have to see him everyday for five hours, he lives on my floor and likes to smoke hooka in the window by my door.
Well recently, during a trip, Paul found out I was a lesbian and I swear it blew his mind, he started opening and closing his mouth like a fish, it was actually really funny.
But then he started *jokingly* telling me that I just needed to find the right man, he was joking so I rolled my eyes and tried to change the subject but he wouldn’t drop it, a friend of mine had to tell him that he was being insentive (Quote: “Are you seriously telling a lesbian that she needs to find a magical penis?”).
Well a couple of days later, in hebrew class, our teacher was asking us what our favourite season was and he goes: “I love summer because the women look hotter” and he turned to look at me and, I kid you not, he wiggled his eyebrows like a fucking cartoon! as if trying to get me to agree with him!
Sorry Paul, that is not how being a lesbian works, I don’t magically turn into your straight male friend with whom you can talk about girls! I respect women, I am a woman, I know how it feels to be objectified and I would never do it to anyone! I hate the way you treat women, have you forgotten you were doing the same thing to me a month ago? Seriously!!
He also brought the subject of lesbians and women through out the class several times and asking me my opinion, he was trying to out me to a room full of people I am not comfortable being outed to, a lot of them religious and most of them right winged and conservatives, and he just wouldn’t drop it.
I am just tired of his bullshit, and whenever someone else brings Paul up in conversation, everyone just says ohh he is a bit awkward and weird but he has good intentions, or: he is just trying to be funny, don’t take it too seriously, he is a good guy.
Ok, rant over