“A guy throws rocks at a girl’s window in the middle of the night. He won’t take no for an answer—he must date her! He serenades her, shows up at her classes, waits at her car. These could be scenes from a burgeoning romance or a stalker gone mad—American culture doesn’t differentiate, really.
If a woman does those things, however, she’s always a stalker. A crazy ex-girlfriend. A psycho. Shit, women are called stalkers for even daring to call a guy a couple of times! Never mind that the majority of stalking is done by men, and the majority of victims are women. When it comes to romance, women are the stalkers and men are just… romantic.”—
Jessica Valenti, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (via obsessionful)
Anyone see that Virgin Mobile advert with a woman in a tree outside a man’s house after their first date? Yeah. Cue my rage.