a zoo of dogs dressed up as other animals
So many men have internalized the lie that they have uncontrollable sex drives, and no way to control their anger. They aren’t ashamed of their abusive behavior because they see it as a something natural to them and maybe even central to their masculinity. It’s scary as hell.
I learned not to trust people;
I learned not to believe what they
say but to watch what they do;
I learned to suspect that anyone
and everyone is capable of ‘living a lie’.
I came to believe that other people—even when you think you know them well—are ultimately unknowable."