“Did you know that 1 in 4 college women will become a victim of sexual assault? Apparently, I’m not the only woman to endure such sexism while dating.
I asked my Facebook friends if they had any sexist date stories like mine, and within 45 minutes my post garnered more than 10 responses.
He made reservations at an upscale BBQ restaurant (I live in NYC, so that’s a thing) and upon meeting him I immediately decided he was cute, nice, and a good conversationalist.
Which is not easy to do with first-date jitters and the anticipation of really good mac and cheese.
On another date that admittedly had already began to head south, the topic of sexual assault came up yet again.
He asked what I did and I told him I write articles about women’s issues, especially sexual assault.
Police said the 35-year-old suspect met the victim through an online dating website and believe there may be other possible victims.
The burden shouldn’t fall on women to reduce the prevalence of rape culture and subtle sexism.
Police received 911 reports of a disturbance at an apartment in the 18100 block of NE 95th Street shortly after 11 a.m. “Officers arrived and contacted an adult female in the parking lot who indicated she had been visiting two adult men inside the apartment.
The female told officers the men sexually assaulted her and stole property from her while inside the apartment,” a police news release said.
It’s up to our society to teach our young men better.
It’s up to men to educate themselves better and open their eyes.
Of course, my limited experiences and the experiences of a dozen women on my Facebook page can’t show the full extent to which this problem actually exists in society, but the dates I went on showed me a pretty accurate scale of the rape culture we’re up against.