I mean I WAS RAPED and I don’t mistrust men because I think they’ll rape me. Sometimes it crosses my mind, but the main reason I dislike a lot of men is because of general disrespect. It’s awful to say I am a survivor, and that that isn’t the main reason I am angry.(via forever-kitten)
My mistrust [of men] is not, as one might expect, primarily a result of the violent acts done on my body, nor the vicious humiliations done to my dignity. It is, instead, born of the multitude of mundane betrayals that mark my every relationship with a man—the casual rape joke, the use of a female slur, the careless demonization of the feminine in everyday conversation, the accusations of overreaction, the eye rolling and exasperated sighs in response to polite requests to please not use misogynist epithets in my presence.