Thanks for your brilliant article! You make a great deal of good points and I wholeheartedly support a movement that strives to make the world a safer place for woman.
If we seek gender equality however, why is it OK for a woman to assume the man is sexually or romantically interested in her during a conversation? I’ve been in many situations when a woman did place her hand on me and it definitely wasn’t wanted. Is it too much to ask that a lady (if in fact she is one) also asks “do you mind if I move closer to you?”, “would you mind if I put my hand on your leg?”.
Many men like myself don’t see women as sex objects and if we are enjoying an intellectually stimulating conversation I don’t think it’s appropriate for women to believe they have no obligation to respect a man’s personal space and boundaries.