In many of my conversations with men - whether in contexts of romantic, platonic, professional, or social - it has not been unusual for a conversation to contain some of the following responses from them to suspicious behaviour I, or another woman, has picked up on from another person.
Go on a date in the 21st Century, whether initiated online or in person, and it is a bloody minefield. Many of you will know this. I’ve always joked about writing a book about it. Frankly, I don’t really have the desire to give some of these cretins book space. Article space, on the other hand…too tempting to resist. Here’s a handful of some of my most spectacularly bad experiences; on dates and in relationships at best for laughs and at worst, to know you are not alone and we are in this madness together, people.
Three years after the ‘Me Too’ movement rocked headlines, former A&R director - Drew Dixon recounts her battle with the male gaze in the music industry and the apprehension of telling her story.
Today, I was too opinionated on the things that matter to me. I spoke up. I held my corner. I didn’t get ‘persuaded’ by the other point of view. As a result, I was spoken over, cut short, and told to stop being so hot-headed about it.