There are very few things in this world that irritate me as much as the following scenario:
You’ve been on a few dates with a great guy and it feels like you’ve finally found the perfect match after the sea of losers you dated in the past. You text back and forth constantly when you’re not physically together and you laugh at each other’s stupid jokes. You both even have the same weird obsession with Bob’s Burgers. Then one day he stops replying to your texts.
Ask just about anyone in the Western world to point to Turkmenistan on a world map and watch them instantly become baffled. Little do they know, however, that the little hermit state of Turkmenistan has some of the worst human rights abuses in the world. World Press Freedom Index ranked the Central Asian nation at just one spot above North Korea, and one spot below Syria in its 2015 report.
As a younger, inquisitive college student I slowly but surely educated myself on the topic of modern-day sexism, until one day in recent years I came to an alarming realization: younger me was a sexist.