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If I disagreed with him on anything, I’d avoid even a friendly debate, and smile tightly and change the subject.
I tried to make myself appear smaller so I wouldn’t overshadow the man I was out with. A string of egocentric assholes who wanted to me small so that they felt bigger.
(It’s still live, so you can feel free to add in your two cents!The answers I found were actually super enraging — especially on one particular Reddit post I’d stumbled across.Some answered, “If she’s better looking than me,” while others brought up words like “smarter,” “stronger,” “funnier,” and “outspoken.” Women who made more money than their male counterparts, or had a better job or seemed more successful in general, were also penalized.Instead, I decided to just be myself — loud mouth and all.I embraced my independence, my outspoken nature, my wit, my smarts, and, also, the flaws that make me me.