I did this to a friend of mine, only her husband got it, looked at it for a while, shrugged, then put it on to go greet his wife.
Congratulations! It is big, but it's *yours*. And I think the best way to figure stuff out is by stumbling through, trying things on, building what you can. I think it's supposed to look daunting and incomprehensible, but the really hard part is behind you. So many high fives.
You know what would be great though? If harassment of women was treated seriously enough that there was significant funding for actual research with actual data that we could cite.
No, no, I'm with you there. I think context and degree are important. Like, if you set aside time to spend together, doing something *together*, withdrawing from that without any kind of communication is gonna be hurtful. But if you live together or almost live together and *every time* you try to engage in an activity that doesn't directly involve your partner that partner paws at you like a puppy? That is...no. No. That is a child. Do not date children.
It was described as...I dunno, as almost an entitlement? To your attention, and to being the center of...attention, *at all times*? Which is what struck me as childish, and is also what made my patriarchy sense go all tingly.
Guys, the book thing. Does this...does this happen often, with men? I don't know if I have been particularly lucky with the women I've been involved with or if this is yet another Male Horror of which I've remained blissfully ignorant or what, but Jesus Bugfuck Christ it is infantile.
For real, I will buy a lock picking set and send it to you.
Never change, goths, never change. Comedy couldn't take the loss.
Wait, so "universal donor" is a lie? Grump grump grump. The Red Cross won't take my blood anymore anyway, because I lived in the UK for too long during the Mad Cow Times, but still.
Also, you'd think they could make exceptions for the generally reasonable rules about compensation for crazy rare blood types, but what do I know. (I know everything. Quick, make me benevolent dictator.)
I love this so much. When did it start? Like, was there a time when Sting had to explain to all of his friends that he wanted to be known as Sting? Was he roundly mocked? How is this not just a teenage goth moment that simply never ended?