When she suggested getting drinks, you thought, why not? You take a sip of your drink and fake a smile.
You tell her you have to go to the washroom, stand up, and head for the door, walking quickly just in case. One of the biggest turnoffs for women today is a straight man who hates women, and whose anger towards them is palpable.
Over the past few years, between the MeToo movement and various other technologically mediated cultural shifts around gender roles and relations, the reality of male physical, sexual and emotional violence towards women has gone from being an open secret to an ongoing headline-making discussion — and the role of male anger towards women as the root of that has come to the forefront. We live in an era where men can no longer misbehave and expect to get away with it. That is thankfully no longer the case.
Today, women take to social media when men harass them; the popularity of Instagram s like Bye Felipe and Twitter s like SheRatesDogs is a that broadly speaking, women are conscious of the extent male cruelty and callousness like never before. You think your date is going well, but then you start trash-talking a female pop star, deriding particular women as sluts, or saying someone deserved to be harassed because of something they did or said.
Step two might be a bit more complex.
You could also be dealing with trauma from a difficult relationship with a female sibling, a bad breakup with an ex or a series of rejections or humiliations that left you distrustful of women in general. What you should absolutely do is to start listening to women.
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Whether that means reading books written by women or watching movies made by women, following women on Twitter or listening to female-led podcasts, make a ificant space for female voices and opinions in your life. So many men who experience a deep frustration with or anger towards women deal with the problem by increasingly turning away from meaningful interactions with them.
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