Does Dominance Feel Like Superiority?

I am walking alone down the street at my usual brisk pace and began to walk more quickly when I notice a group of men approaching me further along the sidewalk. I know they are straight because of how they are dressed (baggy shorts, plain t-shirts), carrying themselves (stiffly erected and widely swaying with arms not touching torsos), and interacting (loud and brazenly). I start walking more quickly because I am wearing pink lipstick, and have learned to anticipate interaction (e.g., jeers, taunts, stares) with groups of straight men whenever I wear makeup in public. I tighten my core as…



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