This topic that really annoyed me today. And after a bit of a vent to my friends, I thought I’d carry on the rant further to you guys.
I’m not going to talk about the glass ceiling, or any gender stereotypes in that sense. Because i’ll probably be here all day…plus I have a BA in Public Relations, trust me I’ve heard them all! I just want to talk about sexism when it comes to relationships and the opposite sex.
So it all started when I was enjoying a few drinks on Saturday night, and happened to bump into someone I considered an old friend. After a quick “Hi, how are you?” I headed back to where I was sat, and carried on with the night. Next thing, I received a few questionable messages over Facebook, and then politely told him I didn’t think of him like that. What come next was nasty messages… However, I just let the whole thing fly over my head. I’d had a few drinks and at the end of the day, I didn’t want to let it spoil my night.
However, something similar happened today. I kept receiving a lot of Facebook messages/snapchats of someone I really didn’t see anything going any where with. I didn’t really know the person that well. And I can count him how many times I’ve met him on one hand, as I knew him through a friend. Also nothing at all had happened, not even holding hands! I just didn’t see him like that…When you know, you know right? So after subtly ghosting him for a while, I decided to just man up and tell him I didn’t see him as anything more than a friend. What happened next was nothing but ridiculous…
I basically received a lot of vile comments, and nasty insult after nasty insult. I just really don’t think this is acceptable behavior in 2016 at all!
Just because a male happens to like a female, does not mean the women happens to instantly fantasize about her engagement ring, kids names and the size of her future bloody kitchen! It’s not the 1950s! We should be allowed to say thank you, but no thank you, without receiving nasty unwanted comments.
I’m not saying all men are like this, far from it! I spoke to one of my good lad friends about all this, and his response was “Where do you even meet these losers?”. And I think he hit the nail on the head.
Because if you’re willing to speak to a female like this, you really are nothing but a ‘loser’.
Has anyone else experienced something like this? How did you handle it? Let me know in the comments!