"Let me make this abundantly clear, to you and to the other men reading this: when you comment on a woman’s appearance, you are not doing it for her. You are doing it for you. It’s not some great way to make a woman feel sexy and appreciated. It’s not flattery, even if you mean for it to be. The only thing it is, is a great way for you to create a shitty power dynamic, by which you have announced yourself as the arbiter of her value. You’ve deemed her fuckable, and she is supposed to be happy or impressed by that."
-27-year-old Minneapolis woman, in a craigslist “missed connection”