A hearty YES to all of this, although I’d also like to add that many men do not actually like it when women are sexually forward or assertive, perhaps because they have been so indoctrinated into the belief that they should be the pursuer and the women some kind of prey. Moving towards a world where people can show interest in each other and treat each other with maturity and respect would be better for everyone.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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