When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
“Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
That’s it. That’s it right there.
The fact that we think this and don’t even question it….my god!
That’s always my worst fear when starting a new relationship.
I’m always scared that I might end up another victim on a spree I didn’t even know was going on.
Or that he might try and force himself on me, things might escalate, and I might not be strong enough to actually fight him off and get away to safety.
These are fears ever-present in my mind, even with lovers I’ve established a basis of trust with. It’s always in the back of my mind “What if he snaps one day? What if he’s working to hide a dark side I don’t even know about?”
This is shit I think about everyday in the presence of men. Especially being one of the only two females in my work center and often being paired up to work alone with men I barely know let alone trust.