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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 02:17 PM

56. I think a hug from a family member or good friend

is a wonderful thing. A compassionate touch on the hand from a doctor or nurse is a welcome display of humanity. And by all means a teacher ought to be able to comfort a small child. Where I draw the line, however, is unsolicited touching from someone I don't know well. I would not want a man other than my husband sniffing or running his hands through my hair, nor would I want him kissing the top of my head, putting his arms around me, or engaging in any overly familiar displays of affection. It has nothing to do with me being inhuman or a robot. It has everything to do with expecting others to respect my personal space as I respect theirs. I'm glad Biden is rethinking his touchy feely ways. Consent is the key. An "Is it ok if I give you a hug?" takes only a second and assures that both parties remain in their comfort zone.

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