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Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

"We do have to create awareness of how important it is to assert our rights and expectations as women in our society". Others, being really dismissive about "Grace" and her experience.

On Babe, a sassy website aimed at women 18 to 24, Grace described a date that started out with wine at Ansari's home, a pleasant dinner at a restaurant aboard a schooner in the Hudson, then an aggressive seduction that left her feeling abused. While we have slowly been gaining languages and terminology for certain feelings and experiences-the discussion of the experiences themselves is not new. "[The New York Times] op-ed presented the idea that being a "real" feminist means being vocal in sexual encounters, suggesting that Grace's behavior is disempowering to the feminist movement as a whole". They argued that the burden of consent lies with the person who is having doubts, that, within the context of heterosexual relationships, it is up to the woman to learn to communicate more clearly, more forcefully. Be that as it may, when you're simply becoming more acquainted with somebody, you have no clue what a man will resemble when only you're. #MeToo and other feminist initiatives are about deciding to be an agent in how you are treated by others - men and women alike - whenever humanly possible.

According to the woman, she was repeatedly "pressured" by Ansari to have intercourse, which they didn't, and to perform oral sex, which she says they did.

The discourse on gender equality has often on harped upon a number of necessary steps to be taken. Finally, that women need to be more vocal about voicing displeasure.

The thrust of the #MeToo movement is not the ability to say, "men fucked up" whenever they do something women don't like.

Then the Babe article dropped.

"You can not tell those women that one is supposed to feel worse than the other".

Men DO know how to read social cues. I felt a deep innate familiarity and empathy for what the 23-year-old woman went through that night. He told the woman that for him, it seemed like everything was okay at the time and acknowledged his faults. However, despite the criticism, most everyone seems to be on the same page: we agree sexual assault and harassment is bad. But this focus is misguided, partially because even if the answer to that question, in a legal sense, is "no", Grace says she feels violated, and the reasons why are worth discussing and fixing.

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If men can't even (and more so aren't expected to) tell when a woman they are consensually engaging in sex with is having an orgasm, how they are going to be taught to understand all of the other signs? You can't claim ignorance about a sexual encounter and also claim to support a movement that seeks to cure that same ignorance. When a woman says let's slow things down don't put your fingers in her mouth.

His statement went on: "I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said".

As West says in her article, we have been talking about the issues of rape and consent for decades upon decades.

Are we really supposed to walk through life expecting men to not listen to us when we freeze up or don't respond enthusiastically to them? A lot of people are asking questions like, "Why does it always have to be on the man to make sure they're getting consent?"

In fact, much of "Master of None" is about Ansari's character, Dev, realizing that a woman's walk through the world is different from and more risky than a man's.

"You had a bad date", Banfield said.

Aziz Ansari, in his bestselling book "Modern Romance: An Investigation", had written: "Beyond flakiness, as far as dating goes, I've observed many men who, while hopefully decent human beings in person, become sexually aggressive "douche monsters" when hiding behind the texts on their phone". Ansari may not have raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster (reference to Brock Turner), but not all sexual assault is polarized in such a way. We can talk about assault and bad sex, but where the line is blurry, it might be good to talk about the blurriness of the line and why that is, and how to combat these situations from happening again. Why didn't she verbally say no?", we need to be saying, "Pointing to your penis and asking for a blow job after someone says they don't want anymore sexual contact is not OK. There was likely a power dynamic at play. As a fan of Ansari, I was deeply disappointed by the accusations, but as a feminist and an ally of those who have been abused, I can not, in good conscious, dismiss the testimony.


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