That is why you'll see many responses on this sub about how refreshing it is when a woman does something completely unconventional like asking a man out on a date.
We're demanding equal pay and respect from catcallers.
Since when are we the type of women who linger passively on the sidelines and watch as life happens without us?
It wasn't "the norm" for a woman to be able to sleep with whomever she wanted and not feel shame for still wearing a white dress on her wedding day.
However, slowly but surely, women before us started doing all of these things with increasing frequency, and they became more normal.
If we work together once again by changing the norm so that it's OK for women to ask men out, we can give women even choices when it comes to sex, love and relationships.
The worst that could happen if you ask a guy out is he'll say no.
And it's upsetting and limiting to both us and to the dudes who want to date us.
We're afraid of coming off as too assertive, too dominant or (the worst crime a woman can commit) not "mysterious" or "chase-able" enough.
If he says no, know that dudes have been told "no" since the beginning of the establishment of dating social norms and that, like those dudes, you'll be fine! Most importantly, know that a rejection is not about you. If you get rejected, that guy just wants something different, which means you don't want to date him anyway because you'll spend your whole relationship convincing him to want your brand of you. Five out of five of the guys I just asked say they would love if a girl asked them on a date.
If that doesn't convince you, Cosmo cites a survey that determined that 95 percent of guys think it's hot if a girl asks them out. The pressure of asking a girl out is a burden that dudes would be to get rid of.
Plus, if you ask him out, it'll stroke his ego in a way that'll be flattering for him, which will probably lead to a "yes" for you.