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The Word That Can Get You Killed

If you’re a woman, that is

Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash

I have a distinct memory from back when I was in college and hadn’t yet perfected my stony resting face.

I boarded a bus with the full intent of minding my own business. As I sat there, the male bus driver started chatting with me. I politely responded to him but kept my answers short. Truth be told, I didn’t really want to talk to…

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