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About the "me too."

Women have taken to posting "me too" on social media to highlight just how ubiquitous sexual harassment and assault are, and it's making news. Which it should. I think most people are genuinely shocked and dismayed by how prevalent it is.

But it does leave me feeling puzzled. I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted in my life. And of course I am extremely grateful for that fact. I do not wish to experience the disgust and fear and anger that comes from such behavior. But it does start to make me feel like some kind of alien. I've lived in a big city for my entire adult life. I walk everywhere. One would think I would have encountered it at some point. So what keeps me safe when others aren't? Do I look like I could kick someone's ass (hint, I probably can't)? Do I give off some vibe that keeps me safe? Am I so hideous that not even the trolliest of the trolls will comment? What is the formula?
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