Surprised

We learned that even your nice guy friend could climb into your bed in the middle of the night uninvited. But he’s a nice guy right?

We learned that we would be called cockteases for not having sex and sluts for having sex.

We heard about the desperately “excruciating” blue balls and how we were obligated to relieve the pain.

We were chased through campus by guys that thought it was funny to act like they were going to rape us and hid while we heard them searching the dorm bathroom for us because we thought they just might.

We had friends’ dads’ hands linger too long on our hips as they squeezed by us in the kitchen.

We had bosses give us extravagant gifts and confess feelings that we never wanted to hear.

We watched our drinks in parties full of nice people and bars with friends.

As the headlines provide daily revelations about nice decent men who have done indecent abusive things, we are not surprised.

We have seen it our whole lives.

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