The greatest compliment I’ve ever received on a first date wasn’t that I was attractive, funny, or interesting, but that I made them feel safe.
This isn’t me bragging as if I’m incredibly enlightened. This isn’t me pretending that anything I did or do is special. Listening to women and respecting their boundaries is basic human decency. And yet, as much as I care about these issues and do my best to be sure that the women around me feel safe, I know I have been part of the problem.
So if you find yourself thinking, even for a moment, that our culture doesn’t need feminism, please go educate yourself. For a good list of stories that relate to the event that inspired today’s comic, see the #YesAllWomen hashtag on twitter.