I lifted my wrist, the bandage just dangling from the area now, not covering or protecting a thing. I never realized how intimidating he was when he wanted to be.” ― Cambria Hebert, “To seek the praise of men as our motivation is to abandon truly great things, for more often than not truly great things elicit the ire of men far more than they garner their praises.” ― Craig D. I wasn’t going to reply, but his eyes narrowed and I knew he would eventually make me tell him. Weariness floated over me at the thought of enduring yet another one of their hours-long interrogations. Doesn’t like to throw his position around.” I made a sound of agreement as he applied something to my wrist that made my entire body jerk. He said a few more words to the men standing around him and then he left them, coming to stand over poor Bryant.
Holt stiffened and he turned, looking at me over his shoulder.The fact that men cannot look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating.” ― Miya Yamanouchi, “Tell me what happened.” “He was here,” I said, hoarse. “Obviously, I avoided the shelf.” “Did you get a look at his face? I was going to reassure him that I was okay, but the police rushed inside, followed closely behind by a medic with a first aid kit. I felt Holt’s stare and I glanced up, giving him a fake smile. In addition to being strong and stupid, we were also thought of as dangerous.“He lit the can on fire and took the extinguisher nearby. “She needs medical attention,” Holt barked, authority ringing through his tone. I’ll be fine.” That seemed to calm him a little, and he got to work. He rolled his eyes and turned back to one of the officers. It might have been an old story to Patrick and the others, but I got a kick out of being mistaken as volatile."But each side should treat the other with mutual respect and professionalism.This is the fourteenth of 16 blogs discussing the patterns of tactics from my power and control wheel — Symbolic Aggression.Drawing from research with men who have used symbolic aggression, and women who have been subjected to it, this blog illustrates just some of the tactics — these include the ways the perpetrator uses his body to intimidate, stalking behaviours, destroying, hiding or misusing the woman’s property, using physical items to intimidate such as driving recklessly, threats to kill or harm her, her friends, family, new partner or pets.
After a woman breaks-up from a controlling partner, he may send her gifts, such as jewellery and flowers, with a card saying, “Sorry, I love you.” To someone who has lived with ongoing coercive control by this man, the gift and the message means something threatening to her, for example, the unwelcome gift and message may mean he will try every tactic possible to manipulate his way back in; or he knows my every move; or there is no escape; or I am unsafe.
tags: complex, creative, different, difficulties, distinction, envy, genius, genius-distinction, independent, independent-thought, inferiority, inferiority-complex, intimidating, misunderstanding, odd, privacy, self-sufficiency, simplicity, superiority “She's a mystery, a cipher, something nearly extinct these days: a person not controlled by ambition or greed or a crass need for attention, but by a desire to experience life completely and to make life a little easier for the people around her” ― Rebecca Miller, “As for those who spite you, and seemingly just because, it's only evident that they're learning from you. Thompson, “Don't tell me I'm "too tall" just because my height happens to threaten your rather fragile sense of masculinity. It was soft and rough at the same time—the perfect balance. He stared at my delicately injured skin (some of it had gotten torn in the struggle and was slick with some sort of puss… With the women it didn't matter, but I enjoyed subtly intimidating the guys with bad backs who thought they were helping out by telling us how to pack the truck.
Maybe you taste bad - kind of like medicine, kind of like truth - and to them, you're thought unsafe. Humans have always had a hard time digesting foreign things.” ― Criss Jami, tags: chewed-up, criticism, development, digestion, disagreeable, encouragement, fear, flattery, foreigner, haters, intimidating, learning, medicine, misunderstood, motivation, process, ridicule, spite, truth “His resonating stare fluttered through my memory, and I shivered. I only saw intensity, and, I hated to admit it, but he was beyond intimidating. The fact that men cannot physically look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating.” ― Miya Yamanouchi, tags: appearance, beauty, beauty-contructs, beauty-standards, body, body-shaming, body-shape, feminism, feminist, feminist-perspective, fragile, gender, intimidating, intimidation, manhood, masculine, masculinity, men, short-girls, short-women, size, stereotypes, tall, tall-girls, tall-women “Don't tell me I'm "too tall" just because my height happens to threaten your rather fragile sense of masculinity. “Yeah, I do.” “Good to know,” he said, taking my hand, linking our fingers together, and then his face grew serious again. “I tried, but he kicked me.” His eyes went murderous. Eww, gross), and I kind of thought the top of his head might explode. “Arkain’s the Wilmington Fire Chief.” My eyes jerked back to Holt where he stood talking to the police force and the firefighters that responded to the call. The thinking was that because we were furniture movers, we obviously weren't too bright.
"You can say whatever the fuck you want to say about me, but don't mention my motherfucking family," Cousins said.
The Kings released a statement on Thursday about Cousins' attempt at media intimidation.
It is important for the victim of symbolic aggression to trust their gut instinct about what they view the tactics to mean, and to do whatever it takes to keep themselves, and their children if they have any, safe.