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Placido Domingo accusations highlight transatlantic #MeToo split

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Metoo has turned Americans into 18th century prudes.

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I don't quite understand why women who speak out against sexual harassment are accused of being prudish.

The fact that I don't like men to comment on my body, touch me, try to hug me, or get overly familiar before I even know them doesn't make me a prude.

It seems people equate "having personal boundaries" and "being a prude."

Then in the next breath we get shamed for wearing a skirt above the knee. eye roll Make up your gd minds, guys.

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Burning BushToday 07:17 am JST

Metoo has turned Americans into 18th century prudes.

A guy I had one brief date with called me a prude to my friend behind my back because I didn't sleep with him on that brief first date.

Another guy on a dating site called me a prude because I told him "no" when he wanted a nude pic.

Yet another guy told me I was a prude because I refused to take him to a BDSM club. I was a member and he needed me to get in. When he thought I would take him, I was a hot babe. When I said "no" I suddenly became a prude. A prude who belongs to a BDSM club?

Hmmmm.....

It's almost as if any woman who claims her right to sexual autonomy is labeled a "prude."

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The divergent reactions underscore a split between the U.S. and Europe over the #MeToo movement, highlighting their longstanding cultural debate on how a society should or should not celebrate the art of individuals despite lurid testimonies concerning their actions.

Old Europe has always been more sexually permissive than the anglo-world (not saying it was/is necessarily a good thing).

Very, very different approach re desire, seduction, passion, nudity, love, age of consent, what's ok or not etc.

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The fact that I don't like men to comment on my body, touch me, try to hug me, or get overly familiar

So basically it's wrong for a guy to express any romantic interest at all.

Right... Got it.

No wonder a record number of women in the west are unmarried.

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Burning BushToday 02:15 pm JST

It's pretty laughable that I say "I don't like men to comment on my body, touch me, try to hug me, or get overly familiar."

And you equate that with

So basically it's wrong for a guy to express any romantic interest at all.

If men don't know the difference between those two things, then yeah...

No wonder a record number of women in the west are unmarried.

It's no wonder at all.

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I don't quite understand why women who speak out against sexual harassment are accused of being prudish.

I don't think they are tbh.

Pbm is 'some' women (mostly, some men too) act prudish & holier than thou yet chase blokes like Domingo, hit pick-up joints every w-e, are on tinder/other hookup platforms etc (nothing wrong with that obviously). The hypocrisy/faux feminism & outrage is what gets me.

Reckon most men & women would agree with you though when you say that "men shouldn't comment on your body, touch you etc" in a 'normal' setting, at work, on the train, in a bar etc.

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It's almost as if any woman who claims her right to sexual autonomy is labeled a "prude."

@girl_in_tokyo In all your postings here you have not said a single sex or relationship positive thing. If everything you say is sex or relationship negative, full of words like "don't", "doesn't", "refused", and "no" well what basis is there to think of anything other than prudishness? Your bare insistence you are not a prude is not going to cut that ice.

Make up your gd minds, guys.

And pinning that on guys and painting us all with the same brush certainly does not help. It has long seemed to me its women doing the most shaming, including women shaming themselves with zero prompting from anyone.

The day women ban together to own their sexuality with bold declarations of sexual positivity is the day words like "prude" and "slut" become rare terms and largely ineffective. But as women generally insist on hiding their sexuality and sexual enjoyment and arousal as if its something dirty and unspeakable that does not some very likely to ever happen. Its like running from the sight of dogs and hoping they don't chase you; its just not going to work.

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