Greg (gmalivuk) wrote,

a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Brilliant article someone recently brought up for discussion on the xkcd forum, so I thought I'd also link to it here.

When you approach me in public, you are Schrödinger’s Rapist. You may or may not be a man who would commit rape. I won’t know for sure unless you start sexually assaulting me. I can’t see inside your head, and I don’t know your intentions. If you expect me to trust you—to accept you at face value as a nice sort of guy—you are not only failing to respect my reasonable caution, you are being cavalier about my personal safety.
I'd like to think one could link to this article any time some guy gets pissy about how irrational women keep brushing him off when all he wants is some innocent chitchat, but unfortunately people on the forum have already proved it'll just go over their heads...
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