This is a demand that men say to women. More specifically, it’s something a man says to a woman he sees as a subordinate. Usually, someone he finds attractive.
My daughter recently brought it up. It really bums her out. It got me thinking. If I had a penny for all the times I been given the “smile” command from a man, I’d have a sizable savings.
I’ve been really thinking about the way men view woman lately. It seems, and even at a very young age, boys and men view girls and women beneath them.
It might start with sports. Coach yells, “Ladies! Let’s go!” As though it’s the biggest insult in the world to be called a lady. That offends me. Why do male coaches do that?
Lately, I can’t get past how many woman I know who, if not sexual abused as a child, have been raped as an adult. Some of them raped by a man they trusted. Who she thought loved her.
For this woman, for any woman, how is she suppose to address this demand?