I’m not sure if it’s post-travel edginess or jet lag or the current political climate or what, but I keep finding myself with a chip on my shoulder when I’m driving or in line at the supermarket or at the airport. Any time a dude behind me gets too close or makes some slightly sniveling face, I gird up and feel this internal challenge against him.
Okay, it’s definitely the current political climate and the state of gender dynamics, especially as played out in the media, post-Kavanaugh hearing.
It just feels like certain dudes are looking to bully their way past or pick a fight or something. Like they crave some kind of release.
Maybe it’s their anger I’m picking up on, but hoo boy, this morning a guy behind me in line for coffee got right up close and I could feel his eyes on my back, wanting me to take a step forward or do…. something.
And there was a part of me that kinda hoped he’d push me.
But he didn’t.
So that’s probably good.
Maybe it’ll pass. We’ll see. This upcoming election is gonna be a bruiser.