Not that intimidating
It all started with my father who, trying his hardest to console a weepy teenager who didn’t have a date to prom, told me that it wasn’t my fault that men didn’t want to date me. He totally meant it as a compliment — he’d raised a strong, outspoken young woman, and he knew it — so I tried to take it as such.
But as I got older, and the men I’d date started calling me intimidating as a way to weasel out of the situation we were in, I realized that the opposite sex didn’t always see intimidation as a positive thing.
And in talking to my queer friends, I found that this phenomenon seems to mainly occur in heterosexual relationships.
The queer men and women I spoke to had never been given the excuse of intimidation as the reason why they weren’t finding dates (though, admittedly, my findings are 100% anecdotal).
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I’m independent — I live alone, I support myself, and I don’t need anyone to help me change a lightbulb.
(Yes, this is one of the things certain men found intimidating.) And I like these parts of myself a lot.
If I disagreed with him on anything, I’d avoid even a friendly debate, and smile tightly and change the subject.Employers must comply with wage and hour laws, like the Fair Labor Standards Act, that dictate how long an employee can work and how much he or she must be paid. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act ensures that employees are granted time off to welcome a new baby, or deal with illness.Other employment law issues involve workplace conditions.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for example, requires employers to provide a safe workplace by adhering to national safety standards.Failing to do so can lead to fines and civil liability.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for me a few years ago.