How strange that "prude" (a shortened form of "prudent") has become a derogatory epithet.

And how sad that anybody--male or female--should feel pressured to discount the wisdom of both head and heart to gratify the wishes of someone who is obviously not a friend.

Sister, stand your ground. Persist in making your own decisions. No one deserving of your respect will criticize you for your self-respect.

Retired psychologist, wordsmith, teacher, MFA candidate. Buy me coffee: ko-fi.com/edrobson. ecrobson@gmail.com

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