1. We’re socialized not to say no. We’re socialized to let men walk all over us. Plenty of women don’t unlearn this behavior and I would say most women still have some degree of hesitation when it comes to not catering to men whether they notice or not.
2. Even if we have unlearned that socialization, women know that men can be dangerous. We know that if we say no we can be harassed, followed, stalked, assaulted, or killed. That shit is very real.
I personally just don’t want to be bothered with any bullshit if I’m coming home from work or at the library. I really don’t. I deserve to be able to exist without being imposed upon by strange men.