My Friend the Monster

Image by Nino Carè from Pixabay

Potential Trigger: Sexual Assault

Boys chase girls. We learned this from older boys and men who we looked up to. We heard it in popular music, saw it in films, and shows, where our heroes did not take No for an answer. It was demonstrated, if we showed interests, a girl owed us a polite response, or she was being a bitch. If we offered unsolicited compliments, she owed us a smile. If we had the courage to ‘put ourselves out…

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