Deb, I read you story and so many others, and I’m left scratching my head, over and over again. How is it, with all the progress we’ve made with civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights that people still don’t have basic self- control?
I don’t want to make excuses for anyone, but I imagine some of the people you ran into on the street had legitimate mental illness. But editors? Teachers? Educated people? WTF???
To me, there’s no better feeling in the world than mutual affection. Flirting can be great fun, but not when it isn’t reciprocal and obviously not where there’s an imbalance in the power dynamic. Teacher-Student? Doctor-Patient? Editor-Writer? Director-Actor? What part of this don’t people understand? Is it all about conquest? Power over others?
#MeToo is important, but will it reach the minds of those who perpetrate and perpetuate shame and hurt? This is a deep open wound in our society, in our world.
I’m still scratching my head.