We have to deal with all those juxtapositions every day, but I’m glad you’re finally experiencing it as a white male.
I was 17 when I wrote that, that’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.
When I was traveling across Massachusetts, I would tell all the little girls I’d meet the same thing. We would pinky swear, and I’d tell them: ‘I’m Elizabeth Warren and I’m running for the United States Senate, because that’s what girls do.’