This is Paranoid Delusion

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Title This is Paranoid Delusion
Author ANIKAHirsch
Upvotes 141
Comments 42
Date 27 June 2019 07:06 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 28 points29 points  (0 children) | Copy

Ironically, they seem to understand this. The top comment sums it up perfectly:

“Every time I've tried to explain this to a guy their reaction was ‘wow it's sad that that's where your mind goes’, like I am a poor jaded weirdo who's forgotten how to take it easy.”

[–]my_name_jeff231 points32 points  (12 children) | Copy

If I’m behind a lady I’ll tend to fall way back, or cross the road. Anything to make her feel safe basically.

Goddamn the fucking soy

[–]Redgoldfishy20 points21 points  (4 children) | Copy

The only reason I would do that is to avoid having the cops called.

[–]my_name_jeff27 points8 points  (3 children) | Copy

And what can they do? "You're under arrest for walking behind a woman"?

[–]Redgoldfishy13 points14 points  (1 child) | Copy

Nothing, I just dont want the hassle, cause in today's clown world I would almost definitely have to go to court

[–]my_name_jeff23 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]GOD-OF-A-NEW-WORLD3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

These days this could probably be classified as sexual harassment 🤷🏻‍♂️

[–]markrod420-2 points-1 points  (4 children) | Copy

I have backed off or changed direction in a few cases where i noticed that i would likely feel uncomfortable in her shoes. But its usually some literaly dark street with just us type shit.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Why should the woman feel uncomfortable walking by you? Do you pose a threat to her?

[–]markrod4200 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Im significantly stronger than her. It is a natural reaction to be slightly uncomfortable in a dark isolated situation with a person against who you would stand no reasonable chance physically. Its not like ive ever gone out of my way inconveniencing myself for this reason. Just made a slight adjustment to give her a little distance.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

So you admit that you do pose a threat to her?

I don't feel uncomfortable with someone who outmatches me physically, unless I believe he has the intention to take advantage of that.

[–]markrod420-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

I pose no threat to her. As a physically weaker person in an isolated situation its entirely reasonable for her to feel slight discomfort. I would argue that your comfort in situationa like this is a result of ignorance. You put too much faith in random people and attribute too much of your decency to them. Not everyone has good intentions. Stop playing games trying to insinuate things about me that you know are untrue. I pose no threat to her and have no intention of harming her. That doesnt mean its entirely irrational of her to have momentary concern over being in an isolated situation with a person who is significantly stronger than her. Especially as our society falls more and more into degeneracy and we import more and more third world trash, whose rape rate makes ours look like a pittance.

[–]Muh-So-Gin-Knee16 points17 points  (1 child) | Copy

God, feminists are fucking obsessed with rape.

[–]jack938857 points8 points  (2 children) | Copy

I kinda feel the same way sometimes, like if I'm walking the same way as some girl and we've matched pace for a while then I'll just stop and roll a fag

[–]Year_zer0_2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

That's terrible. How far do you roll him and does he not mind being rolled down the street?

[–]jack938851 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]markrod4205 points6 points  (4 children) | Copy

I mean the art clearly acknowledges that the woman is paranoid.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

At first I thought it was an anti-feminist comic. Now, I’m not sure what he punchline is supposed to be. It just strikes me as sad; I know some women think this way.

[–]markrod4202 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I think thats all it is. A sad commentary on our society.

[–]sticks19842 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

I did the same thing, I regret sticking my head into that sub thinking I’d find some dank memes, what a cancerous cesspool

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

It’s basically the meme subreddit for TwoX.

I agree; they heavily restrict any opinions which don’t fit a Radical Feminist narrative.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

All third wave feminists seem to live with this line of thought. I can't imagine having this kind of unhealthy, constantly paranoid mindset.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

It really is unhealthy. It’s completely disempowering to view yourself as a constant potential victim. Moreover, it could make her less prepared in an actually dangerous situation. Imagine countless scenarios in which you play the part of the helpless victim, well then, you just might play that out when confronted with the reality.

[–]Philletto1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Let men walk in front. What is so hard about that?????????

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

i do like how the woman is worried about making him feel bad

[–]seatbelt-malfunction0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

I like how her heels look like cow hooves ;p lol /s

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[–]xXSandwhichXx0 points1 point  (8 children) | Copy

Here are some situations that come to mind.

I was at the park the other day, I was with my younger brother. I was walking in New York City last month. It was the middle of the day and I was with a friend. I was walking home from school last year, alone.

All these situations strike me as a time where I had this exact same thought process when a man was keeping pace. I am a 5'2, 14 year old female, defiently not athletic enough to dash away from a well built adult male. It's unrealistic and unimaginable that you will be a victim, however, statistics don't come to mind when you are in a situation where you are unsure of your safety.

Feminism works to bring that fear down. So women can walk down the street feeling safe, regardless of whether she is alone or not. So men can walk the streets without some sort of internalized guilt that they appear creepy.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children) | Copy

You should not obsess over negative thoughts. It is harmful to your own outlook. If someone chooses to victimize you, you will not be able to control that. While it is good to take steps to ensure your safety, do not let your thoughts dwell on possibilities.

[–]xXSandwhichXx0 points1 point  (6 children) | Copy

Obsessing over negative thoughts isn't a choice one consciously makes. However, I do agree that would make life much, much easier. A safer society would certainly help reassure those thoughts.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

It is a conscious choice. You control your thoughts; no one else.

Our society is safer today than it has ever been. Your chances of being victimized are very, very low. Your chances of being victimized by a stranger are even lower; almost non-existent.

No amount of state control can obliterate crime. Individuals make their own choices.

[–]xXSandwhichXx0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

Let me compare it to this - you are scared of flying, you get onto a plane, your immediate thoughts, not matter what the situation at hand is. "Oh fuck, I'm going to die a gruesome death at the wings of this airplane". It's not something you can block away, fear is what jumps to the front of your mind to keep you alive. Someone tells you - "but not all planes" or "just sit in the back, you have a better chance of surviving then". Nothing anyone says will help you get "over" the fear, it will not make it any better. It's not a good comparison, as you getting in a plane crash is something that has a much lower chance of happening then say - getting molested/harassed/stalked/raped. However, it will do.

What can help is a more progressive movement in society to help us all feel safer by teaching people not to harass/molest/rape etc.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

You are denying yourself a level of control that you would have if you did not deny it.

People do not need to be taught what is already against the law. Those willing to break the law, will, and those not willing, will not.

[–]xXSandwhichXx0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Let's phrase it this way, if I was in absolutely no way cautious about what I was doing, if I was raped - society would look down on me for being another example of an arrogant, naive, stupid girl who was "asking for it". You are right, however what you are implying is the law directly impacting individual cases. What could be done is - a. A better law system which prevents sex offenders from slipping awat without getting proper treatment/evaluation and jail time. b. More attention and money to invest for male mental health issues and addiction/homelessness to prevent such scenarios and c. A better sex education system which is able to teach skills to have students feel safer or even help someone out in such a situation.

[–]ANIKAHirsch[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

I am not aware of anyone who views victims of rape that way. It seems that rape victims receive a lot of sympathy in our current culture.

I cannot say if those polices would reduce incidences of rape or not. But there is some evidence that self-defense techniques reduce victimization:

[–]xXSandwhichXx0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

If you take a look into many cases, from the most liberal cities to the most non - progressive areas of the world, rape victims are going to be shamed and questioned even if conclusive evidence is provided.

Teaching women self defense is amazing and I believe all woman should be taught it, if this could be incorporated into public school systems that would be amazing. However in my current situaton I am just around 115 pounds and 5'2, I can easily be overpowered especially if I am not in the best condition.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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