AND THEY ARE SURELY NOT SOMETHING I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL FOR.
See, this is kinda what I mean. You’re not really evaluating the context of what Im trying to express and you’re deciding what I believe in for yourself, with inaccurate results. If a dude is honestly attempting to flatter or give you positive attention, even if the means are somewhat crass and crude, its a compliment. Yeah sure its annoying, but you cant really call out “assualt” if the dudes intent isn’t to make you uncomfortable. Its all relative. You don’t HAVE to find it flattering or be grateful, but I personally dont see the point in taking personal offense every time someone makes disparaging remarks. Its an astounding waste of energy.
Fuck you. You’re blinded by your male privilege and fuck your insistence on defending harassment. Intent IS NOT MAGICAL: I’m sure when I was followed home by a guy catcalling me from his truck, he surely wanted to tell me I had a very nice personality.
I called the police.
^ I’m sure the guy who beeped his horn twice before he parked up next to me because I was ignoring him when I was just walking to the bus stop was only trying to genuinely compliment me. Yeah I probably just misunderstood his “alright sexy, wanna get in?”
I full on booted the side of his van, lost control of my anger and told him to get out of “the fucking van NOW you fucking creep”. He drove off. Diddums.
I suppose I just took it the wrong way though, right?