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Kyeli and I were accosted by a creepy stalker recently, and so we want to talk about politeness, being a “nice girl,” placating, salespeople, creepers, and other folks who violate the social contract.
“Buy this vacuum from me ’cause it’s cheaper,”
Says the salesperson. Now go deeper:
We respond so politely
‘Cause rude is unsightly,
But then you’re polite to a creeper!
- the story of the creeper
- politeness as placating
- rape culture and gender roles
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