At this point in my life, I have experienced rejection in nearly every form. In stand-up comedy, I learned quickly that not everyone is going to like me. In writing for the internet, I've learned this much more ( much, much more). I now react to people telling me on Twitter that I'm a cunt the same way I react to seeing a fly in my drink—annoying, sure, but it's not going to ruin my day. So why is it that I can't handle romantic rejection?
Lately, not a day goes by that a new story doesn’t pop up about a man being outed for his years of sexual harassment against women (or men, or both). It’s not just famous men who do this, but men you might know personally, even ones in your circle of friends. Left and right, accounts are surfacing of bad men doing bad things — everything from sending unsolicited dick pics to repeated physical violence — and it’s turning the world upside-down. A guy really can’t catch a break in 2017, can he?
One of the many consequences of being so public about my love life is the high amount of unsolicited dating advice I get from friends, acquaintances, strangers, and even some men who've been inside me. Some of the advice is downright infuriating, like when people urge me to "settle" for someone I clearly have no chemistry with simply because they like me. However, the piece of advice that's offered the most is that I should just stop trying.
Calling all trolls and MRAs who hate my feminist guts! I’m giving you the opportunity to insult & berate me as you wish for the low price of $50. This $50 ensures I’ll read your insults and not immediately delete the message. Venmo @alison-stevenson-2 and we can go from there :)
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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