A man assumes that a woman’s refusal is just part of a game. Or, at any rate, a lot of men assume that. When a man says no, it’s no. When a woman says no, it’s yes, or at least maybe. There is even a joke to that effect. And little by little, women begin to believe in this view of themselves.

Eric Jong
Erica Jong (b. 1942) American writer, poet
Fear of Flying, ch. 16 (1973)

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