Shad Thames, London
The site was recommended to me by someone who had apparently heard from someone else that they were a decent tshirt printer. I had intended to use them to print out my Sailor Mew shirts: (preview below)
My shirts arrived almost a week late, so I was unable to sell them at Anime Boston. But…
When I asked a male friend of mine what he thought about Hard To Get, he told me: “Well, you know, there is a right and a wrong way to play Hard To Get.”
“It’s fine if she’s all Oh, I don’t know…I’ve been hurt before…let’s take it slow. But I hate when she lays it on too thick. Not just ‘hard’ to get—impossible to get!”
“You mean, when she’s really saying No?”
“Yeah! It really pisses me off. I’m a nice guy, so why does she have to be such a bitch?”
My friend played by the rules, fought hard for a woman’s attention, and thus felt entitled to his “prize.” His reaction to being “cheated” was to label the woman who refused her consent a “bitch.” Were he to say this to her directly, it would be a verbal assault. Were he to forcefully push on to get what he felt he had “earned,” it would be rape.
dear anyone who talks about the friend zone, thinks it exists, or thinks that they are stuck in it:
No means No.
#HE SAID IT #HE SAID THE THING