Recently, Jekandhyd was asked a question on Formspring, and I was struck by how different my reaction to the question would have been from his. Click to read:
The question asks him what he would do if he was on a plane and the woman next to him just reached over and began massaging his groin. Jekandhyd states that he would ask for a blanket to cover them up, and enjoy what was happening.
My reaction to the question? In what world would that even be welcomed and okay? If some man in a seat next to me reached over and began massaging my crotch, I’d be out of my seat so fast and reporting him for sexual assault.
How many women would have my reaction? How many women would have his? How many men would have my reaction? How many men would have his?
But now I want to ask something else. Those of you that had the same reaction as jekandhyd, remove yourself from the fantasy of it and put yourself on that plane. Would you REALLY have that reaction if a stranger reached over and began fondling you? Would you really sit back and let it happen? Or would you feel completely violated, caught off guard, and non-consenting?
Tell me, what’s YOUR reaction?