7 Tips to Identify and Avoid Misogyny in Dating – Your Tango

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 11.04.07 PMAre you dating a misogynist? If you’re unsure, check out my list of 7 signs your date is anything but a gentleman and what you can do to escape the situation. You deserve to be treated with respect so make sure you value yourself enough to know that.

The #YesAllWomen campaign gives voice to how many women experience men’s unwanted advances, demeaning messages (conscious or not), and violence. All stemming from disrespect for women. Misogynistic attitudes disregard women, and can sometimes be tough to spot quickly. To the misogynist, women are not whole, soul-centered, individuals, they are instead objectified as flesh with curves, sexual objects to be used, and all too often by force. Not all men are misogynists. Most honor women and treat them with respect. However, there will always be men who harbor ill motives, and identifying them effectively is critical in dating. More to the point, we need to be cognizant of the fact that we can only change ourselves, not others. Given this reality, here are some tips women can use to take control of their own lives, reducing their fears about misogyny, and prioritizing safety in dating. 

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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD

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