I keep getting messages on OKC to the tune of "Some men may be intimated by you, but I'm not. I'm better than those guys who would be scared of someone like you."

What. The. Fuck? Seriously dudes? That is not a compliment. Telling me that, just by being my awesome self, I am terrifying to most men, does not endear me to you. It makes me feel like a freak, and that there's something wrong with me. And that you, oh brave woman-trainer, are so ready to take on the wild woman-beast.

I mean, what is it that makes me so scary? That I'm good-looking? Or that I'm smart and independent? Or that I know who I am and what I want? Is it the short hair? Fuck off. I mean seriously—fuck right off. I can't deal with that bullshit.

I'm just so pissed right now, and I don't think I'm articulating exactly what makes me so mad about this. Maybe if because a man had the same qualities, he'd be a catch, but me...oh no...I'm scary and it takes a special man to handle me. I don't know. Someone help me understand why this enrages me so much!