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“I’m not asking if you would sleep with Song Joong-ki,” I explain for the third time. “I’m asking if you want him to throw you over the kitchen counter and do nasty things to you!”
I have been sexually harassed more times than I would like to remember. I have also let men objectify me in order to get my way.
While I’m not proud of the latter, I mention this apparent contradiction in the same breath because sexual harassment is inseparable from the kind of power that women get from being objectified. Basically, you can’t have one without the other.