Five Star Mixtape 388: Two Great Blog Posts and a Michael Lewis Quote
This week's Five Star Mixtape great blog roundup is brought to you by a well-loved man, the toll of men's anger, and Michael Lewis:
"At Peace With Lou" by Brenda Keesal at Burns the Fire:
Lou is dead.
The poetry hound and witty, Jewish mystic I love to write about. My bestie Naomi’s 98 year-old Dad.
I thought you’d want to know.
"Men Dump Their Anger Into Women" by Emma Lindsay at Medium:
In my personal life, I remember a man telling me that women should reject men’s sexual advances in a way that won’t hurt the man’s feelings. And, that sounds reasonable on first glance. However, unfortunately, honest communication of the feelings “I am not sexually attracted to you” is considered hurtful to most men. So, women are forced to not communicate their honest feelings in order to protect the man from feeling anything bad.
For me, this need to protect men from the truth of my reality if it will hurt them has extended so deeply that I have laughed off sexual assault so that I would not hurt the feelings of the man who assaulted me. At great personal cost, I should add.
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