The burden shouldn’t fall on women to reduce the prevalence of rape culture and subtle sexism.It’s up to our society to teach our young men better.

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I had heard horror stories about dating apps, but I’d also witnessed long lasting relationships grow from them.

Her positivity and excitement convinced me to press “Install,” and I waited for the app to download onto my screen.

Apparently, he would know—his football star friend was once accused of sexual assault.

On another date that admittedly had already began to head south, the topic of sexual assault came up yet again.

He asked what I did and I told him I write articles about women’s issues, especially sexual assault.

“Did you know that 1 in 4 college women will become a victim of sexual assault? Apparently, I’m not the only woman to endure such sexism while dating.It was like shitty treatment of women was normal to them.On a date with a guy from New Jersey, he revealed to me that most women who accuse men of sexual assault just regret having sex or just want attention.I realized it’s not just a creepy Twitter troll in his mom’s basement holding us back.Rape culture exists in the college professor who touches his female student’s leg ever-so-slightly.We spoke about our hometowns, our “favorites,” and our family. “Is that because dating such a woman is too much for your fragile male ego? “It’s my preference,” he said coolly, like we were debating whether he preferred women who are athletic to women who are into the arts, not a dating choice that screamed I like my women subordinate.