A chap has decided to tell the world (via a Craigslist post) how he finds that women walking along the street wearing earbuds and sunglasses appear “unapproachable”, and how this discourages him from telling many many women he finds attractive along the path of his daily commute the happy news that he likes the way they look. Oh, and by the way, he also thinks fewer scowls would “be nice”.
Signal Boost: it’s easy, as an individual, to dismiss interactions with creeps as specific to you/the place you were/the thing you were doing/the thing you were wearing and I call bullshit on that.
Sometimes they work out exactly as the malicious arseholes want them to, grinding people down until they feel the need to stop speaking out. But the technology that gives the bullies a megaphone to amplify their intimidation is a two-edged sword.
*headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*
Reading an old thread about self-proclaimed “nice guys” who refuse to take no for an answer, I realised that we had thrown around the idea of a bingo card in comments.