I used to think that women complaining that creepy men are “hitting on” them was in reference to men outright propositioning them in an (albeit) indirect fashion. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that that expression can be more broadly defined than that, which means that such men may have been called “creepy” for reasons other than propositioning them. But now I feel unmoored because my previous belief about how women react to men propositioning them was based on a language mistranslation. So what is the real scoop then? I am as romantic as any other creature but if society permitted me to walk up to a woman literally on the street to ask for sex I certainly would -but that isn’t what I am exactly asking about. Please don’t respond with the “women aren’t all the same” response- it is just too cliche, doesn’t really help to clarify a complex issue, and it assumes that just because I don’t know the basics about one thing that I don’t know the basics about other things. I hope you can answer this over email or on your video advice column. Thank you.
Unmoored, Location unknown
- 20 seconds: My experience with a creeper just the other day – tune in to find out who he was and why I thought he was acting like a creep.
2:00: Why and where do women unfairly, often times, label men as creeps?
- 2:35: The 3 scenarios when a mad does or doesn’t get labeled a creep at a bar.
3:00: My advice to the man who wrote me re: the creep label.
- 3:40: What/who the reader should focus on instead of being labeled a creep.