It is very difficult for me to understand why if a woman requests to be treated professionally, and needs assistance to make that happen, she is later condemned as though she was the perpetrator.
Hmm. Yes. Why is that? What would be the cause and the mechanism that would a.) make a man think that he didn’t have to treat his female colleague professionally? b.) make a woman feel like she couldn’t get the man to take seriously her objections to his treatment of her without a more powerful man to back her up? and c.) then later make her feel as if she is to blame for the man’s poor behavior towards her? What would that be called?
And why has there been no massive, centuries-long struggle to fix it?
I just don’t know.
Maybe it would have some clever name that would let you know it was about helping a girl. Girly-ism? Female-ism? Lady-ism? Dame-ism?
Something along those lines.
And there could be, in this “dame-ist” movement, this idea that a woman should have control over what happens to her body and that it shouldn’t be up to (other) legislators to decide what happens to her.
Well, maybe some day.