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Jun 11, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Why Street Harassment Matters.
@6 I wish I could experience what the patriarchy is instead of having it seem like the boogey man. Do you think these random people are really part of "the patriarchy" or just out to piss off whomever they can? Women? Queers? Check and check.

Stop believing in things that don't exist.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@88 LOL. Is this your normal method of assessing body language? Through a text-based interface?
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@78 Huh. Wow. Talk about rude.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Kids Shoot the Darndest Things.
I love my guns. I had no idea they were making my life so much more dangerous when stored unloaded in a locked container. Gosh, I should participate in the buy-back and get rid of these nasty things.

Oh wait. I'm not an idiot! I don't keep loaded guns accessible to children laying around or give them unsecured firearms or encourage using real guns as toys. Oh, nevermind.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@76 Lol. I'm sorry my passive observations weren't able to be turned into a good argument. I had a feeling that if I stopped them to ask a question, they may think that I was "like a rapist but with words" probing deeply into their business.

No, this girl definitely appeared to be enjoying the interaction to me. She was touching him, laughing at his stupid jokes, playing with her hair. Sure, she may have been faking it. I didn't follow them. Like others who have posted here before me, I was taught to respect women. Not all women want to be respected all of the time. You can disagree with me, and I am sure you will.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@71 Lol. You make me laugh, T. We should hang out for a beer or coffee and really get to know each other. Would you like that? Oh I'm sorry, my privilege made me assume you would.

Have you ever heard of the "Treat others as you would like to be treated?" No? Imagine my shock, and indeed sadness, when I learned that it doesn't extend to this particular area. I've said in previous posts that *I* like being yelled at saucily on the street, by either gender. You say I'm "doubling down" on the "she wants it". No, I want it and I don't make assumptions about what others want. I wouldn't want my privilege to cloud my judgement.

Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@68 Since you brought up the date situation, I will share why I (and potentially others) have this opinion. I'VE SEEN IT IN ACTION. Handsome guy makes crude and racy comments to the girl about her body, what he wants to do to her. There is NO body language or verbal language indicating that she does not like it.

Guess what? EVERYONE is different. Everyone likes something different, even a day, week or year down the road. The authors created a series of visually ugly characters for this story. We each have snapshots of these people in our minds. We make assumptions to fill in the missing pieces.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@61 Well, people drowning in brackish or salt water may be thirsty as they cannot drink the surrounding water without getting sick. So, yes I would offer these individuals water.
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@62 Huh. Who should I listen to?
Jun 5, 2013 GabrielDiesel commented on Street Harassment.
@60

Hmm. Do you like to make posts that repeat the sentiment expressed originally?

"I could assume that if I want it, everyone does, but that probably wouldn't be accurate."

Of course I know that others don't like to be treated the same way as like to be treated.