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This was a friend of
There once was a young lady from a friend of mine, not
Stanford... who decided to hit that that helps much.
on a guy by going to his room
one night and using a routine Don't know the guy.
like "It's hot in here, do you
mind if I take my sweater off?"
She had nothing on under the
sweater. He did nothing to
acknowledge that she was sitting
there, topless. She put her
sweater back on and left.
Not the way men are supposed to react, right?
At least not in stories. But in reality,
this is so far away from the way women are
supposed to act (outside of stories) that I
would guess the guy had no idea about what to
do, and probably not even an idea about why
he has none.
(On the other hand, this
*was* a Stanford man.
maybe I'm giving him too
A scene from Delany's _Stars In My Pocket
Like Grains Of Sand_: An elaborate social DELANY
eating ritual involves formal dinners where
everyone offers food to each other on the
end of long ornamental forks. Normally, each
accepts the food by taking a small bite of it.
A group of outsiders decide to snub everyone
by refusing to participate. This isn't something
that anyone inside that culture would do... it
isn't so much taboo as literally unthinkable.
The main character stupidly offers his fork
to them over and over, with no way to break the
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