Thanks for the link and it’s very unfortunate that this is still true. And it’s also a reason that I’m not going to sit quietly here on Medium, in particular. It’s a safe place for me to do that and so I’m in some sense standing up on behalf of not just me, but other women who aren’t in a situation where it’s safe for them.

In fact, I find myself doing this kind of push back a lot more often for other women than for myself (although I do that too). It just really upsets me to see a woman being bullied and noone calling the guy on it. It may be that woman has chosen to take the high road and ignore him or it may be that she feels unwilling to respond for some other reason. And, I just don’t like to let that shit go unchallenged. If someone else has already spoken up, chances are I won’t.

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