When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.
Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism.
Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia
When a man says no in this culture, it’s the end of the discussion. When a woman says no, it’s the beginning of a negotiation.
Gavin De Becker (via dandyions)
Remember what Oprah said, everyone. “No is a complete sentence.”