I can agree that people don't have to act on their attraction to every person they deem as such. However, I think male privilege can also get in the way and can prevent men and women from being in truly platonic relationships because men generally feel that they are entitled to sex whenever they want, without any regard for the woman's needs or feelings. I also think it mainly explains why women have an easier time being friends with men they aren't necessarily attracted to, since we aren't supposed to have sexual needs.
Originally Posted by LadyV69
That just proves that women can't be friends with entitled male d**chebags, not that men and women can't be friends. There are some men that can't be friends with people of the opposite sex, and some women too. They tend to be folks that don't see people of the opposite sex as PEOPLE, but as plot points or means to some end.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.