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Old 05-10-2019, 02:11 AM
Kimstu is offline
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Originally Posted by clairobscur View Post
You can see this adversarial view of gender relations in action for instance in the current thread about touching coworkers, where a certain number of posters immediately assume that the only reason a man could have to touch a woman would be asserting control and power on this woman. They don't just suspect that the man could have nefarious intentions, they assume this as default).
Just correcting this misinterpretation of the concurrent thread: No, it's not that all men are immediately assumed to have "nefarious intentions" about deliberately trying to "assert control and power" over women. It's that in a traditionally and persistently sexist society, human beings are always immersed in cultural expectations about men being entitled to assert control and power over women, and human behavior is bound to reflect that.