This must be, like, seventeenth-wave feminism.
November 12, 2011 8:13 AM Subscribe
Women of AskMe, what does pinching a man's ass mean and/or how should one react to such an event?
posted by anonymous to society & culture (43 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I, a not-particularly-attractive man, have had the experience over the last few years of having what I believe to be women pinching my buttocks. As much as this is enjoyable to me, I am completely at a loss to understand what this means and what subsequent actions I should take. I'll admit up-front that I'm not exactly the smoothest or most confident individual, and besides the fact that I'm quite tall, I don't really have much of an attractive visual appeal. Yet, it has happened, several times in college and several times since (including tonight) that women or groups of women have taken it upon themselves to pinch my buttocks in an apparent expression of interest in me. My problem is that I am awful at talking to people in general, and particularly at schmoozing with strangers of the opposite sex. Hypothetically, if you were to pinch the buttocks of a man, what actions would you potentially expect the pinchee to take and what would be preferable?
I await your response.