And Other Life Stories

When I was twenty a man trailed me for blocks in Paris, and when I shook my head no at his offer of a stick of butter to sleep with him he narrowed his eyes with real hatred and muttered Salope! Slut.
- Katha Pollitt, Learning To Drive

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At 12:11, Blogger Golden Silence said...

Horrible. That's a word I'm grateful I never learned in French class. Why do these men think they have the right to degrade and intimidate women the way they do?


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