Treisman said that while she was not looking for a story that touched on topical issues of sexual agency specifically, when this piece came in, she did hope to get it into the magazine “sooner rather than later.”The piece—which you can read here if you haven’t already and save yourself both spoilers and holiday-party alienation—follows a 20-year-old college student named Margot as she goes on a date with an older man, Robert, then breaks things off with him.And while it’s fiction, for many women, it felt a little too real.After ignoring it repeatedly, Tweten finally wrote back, “No.” His response: “WHY THE FUCK NOT?If you weren’t interested, you shouldn’t have fucking replied at all! ” , my friend.)No sooner has Margot imagined one day having a partner who would laugh and sympathize with her about the misbegotten Robert date than she thinks “no such boy existed, and never would.” It is remarkably difficult for women to talk to our romantic partners about what, exactly, it’s like for us out there.And we need to talk about all of the nuances of consent in order to fix our broken culture. olivia newton-john) (@brosandprose) December 9, 2017Treisman said she hopes the piece might make people, “stop and consider what’s driving them in any given encounter of a romantic kind ...I think the fact that it’s generated this conversation has been a healthy thing.”After the fact, Margot puts off rejecting the man by saying she’s busy.Or, perhaps, in this #Me Too moment, it went expectedly viral, by revealing the lengths women go to in order to manage men’s feelings, and the shaming they often suffer nonetheless.
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