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  •  I've traveled alone a lot. (4+ / 0-)

    When I was in college I took the train all across Europe.  I was 18 or 19 years old and all by myself.  No one seemed to think this was in any way dangerous, although many people found it odd.  They had a hard time believing anyone could possibly want to travel alone.  

    Anyway, being male means you get to do things like go most places by yourself without people thinking you're risking your life.  I can well imagine how patronizing it feels when people ask women why they're alone.  As if a woman has some sort of obligation to keep male company at all times.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:33:47 PM PST

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