After getting her name from a mutual friend, he tracked her down on Facebook and proceeded to attempt to woo her… After reading him the riot act, the worker put his conversation up online to equal parts applause for telling off a creepy guy with stalker-ish tendencies and prompting many others to excoriate her for – wait for it – not giving him a chance because he’s just a little awkward.After all, it’s not like she didn’t tell him to doesn’t respond until the next day, 2/18 …
All too often, we hear that someone who’s socially awkward should get a pass because, hey, he doesn’t know that he’s doing something wrong! Sure, he stands too close, ignores signs that people don’t want to talk to him, keeps trying to give women massages and says incredibly inappropriate things to women at the drop of a hat… He just doesn’t know any better,” or “Hey, he’s a nice guy! Let’s run down just what makes someone creepy again: That second one is incredibly important and forms a critical distinction: creepers and predators will frequently push against people’s boundaries in order to see what they can get away with.
When they get caught, they’ll often claim to be “socially awkward” as a way of deflecting responsibility for their actions and – more importantly – putting pressure on their target to Someone who is socially awkward, on the other hand, is someone who has issues with basic social skills.
They may have acute anxiety or nervousness in social settings.
It’s that time of year again: convention season gets started, students go on Spring Break and we brace ourselves for a new round of stories about creepers, predators and generally shitty dating behavior.
It’s Creep Week 2014: like Shark Week, except during Shark Week everyone is actually rooting for the And today, I’m going to piss a lot of you off.
I’m going to piss a lot of you off and I’m going to do it deliberately. More often than not the problem isn’t about being socially awkward, it’s about pushing boundaries; claiming that being socially awkward – or defending someone on the grounds that they’re just awkward – means that we shouldn’t be so hard on them becomes about excusing their behavior and helping them put pressure on women to tolerate that behavior.Because today I’m going to take a whack at one of the greatest sacred cows on the Internet: the Socially Awkward Exception. But even when someone Being socially awkward is often held up as a defense against being labeled “creepy”; it’s another variation of “it’s only creepy if you’re ugly”, but with the vague hints of ableism or social justice for flavor.They may not be used to social norms, have a hard time keeping the conversation flowing naturally, or get nervous and say the wrong thing at the worst possible time.More often than not, someone who is socially awkward has poor social calibration; they may make people uncomfortable because their behavior feels it might be that they’re dangerous or there’s a hazard the rest of us haven’t noticed, but that “off” behavior is going to make us instinctively look for a threat.But being anxious or socially clumsy or inexperienced A socially awkward person frequently realizes that they fucked up almost as soon as the words are out of their mouth and will often freeze up or try to verbally backpedal; a creeper who is using “socially awkward” as an excuse on the other hand, will wield their supposed infraction against the other person as proof that they didn’t do anything wrong… In fact, we have an excellent example of this behavior. The Hot Topic Clerk” hit the popular image sharing site Imgur and rocketed across blogs and tumblrs into Internet legend.Let’s examine a recent bout of internet infamy for “awkward vs. To sum up the situation: a guy developed a crush on a clerk he saw while shopping at a Hot Topic.