“Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another man more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.”—
The Sociological Cinema
There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)
Because men respect another man’s property (and that’s how they see us) than a woman’s autonomy.
It makes me really sad to know that my state and some of the states surrounding it have taken such a proactive approach towards limiting the rights of any sort of individual. This country is founded on the idea of individual liberties, the right of the individual, not the right of the masses to inhibit what a person can or cannot do.
Now, we have places like Arizona that make it legal for businesses to discriminate against their clientele based on their sexual orientation, something which has nothing to do with whether or not they should be able to buy your shitty merchandise, or your chick fil a chicken sandwich.
It really breaks my heart to know that there are businesses out there that will take advantage of this new found power to stop other people from shopping in their stores.
The only way to stop things like this from happening in the future is for those individuals the youth of this country to vote out those terrible people who keep making these laws. Those people who want to stand in the way of progress. Those people who want to stay in the way of having a free country with equal rights for everyone, not just the few.