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What scares me is the big bully TIM would probably think he could put his hand on MY neck too, because it would be "woman on woman" -- men in dresses are scarier to me than regular men.

When I see a regular man, I assume he watches a lot of brutal porn and wouldn't care if I got run over by a truck because I'm not "young, beautiful, and fertile" nor am I his mom. But I don't assume he deeply hates me because I'm a woman. I also don't assume he would physically assault me if I called him a name. He'd probably just call me something vulgar and walk away.

When I see an "It's Ma'am," I know 100% he HATES me because I'm a woman. And he would freak out and start kicking things over if I called him a name.

[–] pennygadget 12 points (+12|-0)

What scares me is the big bully TIM would probably think he could put his hand on MY neck too, because it would be "woman on woman" -- men in dresses are scarier to me than regular men.

And this is why the Tur/Shapiro incident is a lot scarier than people think. Shapiro actually tried to press charges after the assault (he detailed the aftermath of the assault here). When the cameras stopped rolling, Tur continued threatening him and even said he'd follow Shapiro to his car.

Shapiro eventually had to give up on pursuing legal action against Tur because he knew a TIM would never get in trouble in Los Angeles despite the assault being broadcast on live TV. Shapiro, despite being a Harvard educated lawyer with enough fame and money to fight back, eventually gave up on pressing charges because he knew he'd never win.

Now, if someone with all of Ben Shapiro's privileges felt helpless to fight back legally when a TIM assaulted him over pronouns, what are the odds someone like you or me could fight back if Tur did something like this to us?