Ditto to what Signme Uplease said. It’s starts at about 10 or 11 for most girls and to some extend the fear never ends. And what #MeToo revealed is that it’s all even much, much worse and more pervasive than we even imagined.

It’s impossible to have empathy if you don’t know how to be vulnerable and guys are constantly taught that vulnerability is weakness. This is a big part of the problem.

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