The general gist can be summed up by one of my favorite SlutWalk signs that reads “Control your desires, not your women.” The idea that I’m somehow responsible for your inability to control yourself is offensive and insulting….to you! Slut-shamers and victim-blamers like to use words like “irresistible” and phrases like “I couldn’t help myself” to justify their bad behavior. The vast majority of men (and women, I might add) are quite capable of being attracted to someone and not making a rude comment to share their desire. Lust/desire/attraction…this stuff is natural. Cat-calling/harassment/assault…this stuff is not.
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