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After finishing up my Masters in Social Work, I decided to take a several month trip cross country, via the train. I traveled alone and stayed with couch surfers, thanks to an awesome website recommended by a friend. The trip was incredible, to say the least.  I met literally hundreds of amazing people, and of course, a few sexist men along the way. One of my favorite conversations went a little something like this:

(At a bar)

Him: So you’re really traveling alone?

Me: Yeah, it’s great, wouldn’t do it any other way.

Him: Wow, and you’re staying with couch surfers?  Like strangers you’ve never met before?

Me: Exactly. It’s an amazing way to travel.

Him: I’d never have the balls to do that, I’d be scared some freak would kill me in my sleep.

Me: I’ve generally found people to be trustworthy and kind.  And also, I have the ovaries to do anything, really.

Him: ::Nervous laughter:: Um oh yeah, sorry to be offensive.  I guess I just meant I’m too much of a pussy to do that.

Me: Yeah dude, you better get some ovaries. ::Walk away::

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    I can’t believe this guy is so dumb he thinks calling himself a pussy is less offensive than saying he lacks the balls...
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    I just love that his reaction was to insult the other part of her anatomy.
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