I’ve been very lucky to know a lot of women who never hesitated to call me on my sexist bullshit.
I remember, many years ago now, when an ex called me crying because a total stranger had slapped her ass and I shit you not the first thing I asked was what she was wearing. Thank god, she did not stand for it one bit.
That conversation was the beginning of a long process of change. It sucked to realize that I had all this toxic nonsense lurking in my mind, that I’d hurt someone I loved with thoughtless sexist garbage. But meaningful change and growth aren’t usually as fun as people make them out to be.
So, here’s a big thank you to all the strong ladies in my life who took the time to tell me when I was wrong.