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You do such a great job of highlighting the pervasive nature of male physical threat in our culture, demonstrating how clearly this message is received by young women even if they don't have direct experience of violence or aggression. I think this piece will be a great conversation starter in mixed gender discussions, it will validate and affirm readers with similar experiences and enable supportive men to understand just how ingrained the use of their physical size can be without conscious action on their part. Great writing Colleen.

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.