smile, you bitch: being a woman in 2015
Nora McInerny Purmort

Just reading this post got me all riled up and pissed off about all the time shit like this has happened to me.

And if you try to say something in response to what assholes they are how how demeaning they are? The situation only gets worse.

I’m sorry this happened to you, it should never happen to anybody.

The worst part is, when it actually does happen you’re so taken aback that you don’t know what or how to respond. But in the few instances I’ve been able to get my wits about me in the moment, I’ve found that loudly embarassing them and causing a scene seems to guarantee they won’t do it again… at least any time soon. (Admittedly, not the most desirable of solutions, but I don’t know what else to do.)

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