“Of course, the ‘itch’ exists; it happens in every marriage.
What sets each couple apart is whether or not they’re willing to rise up to the occasion and scratch in response,” says Rajat, matter-of-factly as he digs into a serving of dragon chicken.
To further illustrate the whole scenario, and to adequately display how uncomfortable the conversation had become, we passed her phone over the bar so he could read their entire awkward text conversation for himself.
A look of horror passed his eyes as he saw their latest correspondence.
If I'm 'spotted' hanging with a guy at a party—even if I'm just saying hi for a quick second—it immediately becomes a negative headline about how many guys I'm dating or how I'm getting into a new relationship. The headline the next day is 'Khloé's Getting Married! A guy could assume I'm dating someone and not approach me, when I'm actually single.
I remember my (male) grade six teacher for Sex Ed explaining to our class why girls were treated differently than boys: girls could get pregnant.
Sitting at the BC Civil Liberties Association booth at the last Vancouver Car Free Day, I watched a man pass by with his two young daughters in tow. Even the most liberal of fathers seem to fall into the role of protector when it comes to their daughters, although by protecting their daughters’ innocence (read: virginity), they often fail to take into account how that perpetuates tired old sexist narratives.
There was nothing unusual about this father, save for the fact that he wore his bias openly for the world to see, rather than in the furtive manner by which men slightly more educated in feminism tend to hold their uncomfortability about their daughters dating.
On this night in particular, we were discussing a much older patron (who was also a regular).
He had insisted on taking my sister's number the night before. So, with pinot noir and giggles on deck, we relayed the entire story to our bartender friend (otherwise known as our trusted advisor).My grandmother often tells the story of how he picked her up at the airport shortly after I was born, and prattled on and on during the ride back to the hospital about how he had a daughter, his little princess, and he wasn’t going to allow her to date until she was at least forty.