By David Futrelle
A quick question for all of you.
When you see a woman wearing artfully distressed jeans with holes in them, what’s the first thing that pops into your head?
- “Those are cute. I wonder where she got them?”
- “It’s weird how long ripped jeans have managed to stay in fashion.”
- “I hope her knees aren’t cold!”
- Something horrible about rape.
This dude posting on the Men Going Their Own way subreddit not only chose #4; he also, for some reason, felt obliged to share his reaction with his fellow MGTOWs.
To be fair, it’s not clear to me if Mr. Jerseymayan thinks that ripped-clothes-wearing women actually want to be raped, for real, or if they simply fantasize about it, as many people of assorted genders do. What does seem certain to me is if your first reaction to seeing a woman with holes in her pants is to think about her being raped, there is something very wrong with you.