One of the side-effects of writing dating advice for men is that I hear a lot of complaints about women – specifically about how women are “doing it all wrong” and not “making it easier” on guys.
Every time I answer a woman’s question about dealing with somebody who’s being creepy, there are the inevitable apologists. Case in point: at my Kotaku column, a woman wrote in about a Nice Guy who wouldn’t leave her alone at a party. Naturally, as soon as the post went up, the apologists where there with their favorite questions and complaints. “Why didn’t she just tell him to fuck off?” “How was he being creepy?” “He clearly wasn’t a threat, he was just socially awkward.”
Of course, when people explained that she might have concerns for her physical safety, we got the second most common response:
Right, how like a woman to exaggerate. Those drama queens will say anything right bro? Women being assaulted for turning down dates only happens in movies with names like Mother, May I Go To Second Base With Peril. This sort of thing just doesn’t happen in the real world…