Resting Bitch Face is a Defense Mechanism

I was just talking with my sister on the phone, and we were comparing times we were scared shitless while traveling and escaped it. You know, the kind of scary thing you didn’t tell your family about at the time it happened, because they would be really worried about you? We discussed how men literally do not ever have these concerns. Most men never walk down the street with a constant inner monologue of “Will I be assaulted today? Is that old man going to tell me to smile more?” We had an epiphany: Resting Bitch Face is a Self-Defense Mechanism.

And we’ve both used it as one! My sister and I each had multiples accounts of times that a mad straight face and deaf ear might have saved our lives. I checked your previous content, and their are references of RBF sprinkled throughout many conversations about feminism and the general life of being a woman, but this perspective is unique. Of course there are opportunities to link related MR content Do You Have a Resting Bitch Face? and Feminism and RBF, but this perspective is not “what do you do about RBF” or “RBF is an issue with the way men perceive women” but about the fact that sometimes, when you are on the subway alone, you put on your biggest, baddest bitch face because you don’t want to talk, and you don’t want to hear it. Sometimes that angry frown while to stare blankly in the distance is the only way to get a little fucking security and peace and quiet while going about your day to day life. Bitch face is the ultimate Man Repeller.

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Thank You for Your Continued Support!

WOW I am so amazed with how quickly this blog has taken off. Thank you for continuing to support my content. I had no idea how much fun this would be, and I really had no idea how much I would learn. We are approaching the end of the 5th month of The Wonder Of, and I wanted to share a few favorite posts so far.

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Outdoors:
Tripstagram: The Grand Canyon
Camping 101
The Case for Visiting the Southwest
Clever Beach Hack

Money:
Money Minds and Summer Savings
Weird Savings Strategy
Spring Break Planning: The Wild West!
I Started a Patreon!

Books:
Nature Week Book Club!
Dystopian Novels that Warned You this Was Coming
The Most Relevant Book
Summer Re-Reads

Music:
I Was Invited to a Secret Concert
What You Need to Know about ‘Hamilton’
Pay Attention to these Musicians this Summer
Chicago Jazz String Summit

Food:
Wonderful Ways to Eat Your Greens
Green Chile Green Chili
Huevos at Home
Cold Remedy or Summer Treat?

I Started a Patreon!

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