They didn’t have a strong male role model growing up. Just like women deal with slut shame, men deal with predator shame.
It’s the idea that pursuing a woman romantically is somehow wrong.
Dell’s plentiful and painful adulteries were well known in his circle; he was nearly as famed for his extramarital dalliances as his politics.
(Dorothy Day tartly noted that his “love encounters should really take place on the stage of the Hippodrome before a packed house.”) And despite his full-throated defense of equality within marriage, Dell tended to sort the actual women in his life into “girls” (i.e., mistresses) or long-suffering mother hens (i.e., wives), a division that suited—or rather, justified—a cheating heart.
And given that she was aware of my body configuration, I have to think that is a strange comment to make to me on a date.She said: "Though I've worked many years to make marriage more equal, I never expected to take advantage of it myself.I'm happy, surprised and one day will write about it, but for now I hope this proves what feminists have always said, that feminism is about the ability to choose what's right at each time of our lives."Ms Steinem rose to prominence in the Sixties as a journalist in New York.But as if to prove that age has not blunted her radical edge, she chose to be married at the home of a fearsome Cherokee Indian chief named Wilma Mankiller.Ms Steinem married in Oklahoma at the weekend according to Cherokee custom, in which the word "partners" was used instead of "husband and wife".