He was grateful that she had told him before his wife found out, and she told him she never wanted to talk about it again. But to like a post is to ask for attention from its creator. It was a vast and troubling new world of Insta-stalking. On the outside, they were normal dudes in their 30s, 40s, and 50s, running in the park while listening to Gimlet podcasts, picking up dinner ingredients at the Greenmarket, watching John Oliver … and then turning out the light and visiting a magical Instagram fairyland in which they make desperate pleas for attention from orange teenagers in Venice Beach. A Montana judge's recent decision to sentence a teacher to 30 days in custody for raping a teenage student put a national spotlight on this attitude, after the judge cited the girl's maturity and complicity in the situation. Feminist Response to Pop Culture. I started to see these friends differently. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest stories and tell us what's influencing your life. And when I checked out their entire feeds scrolling lightly! Maybe that last point is one place where those of us who take issue with Hall's post and the dangerous double standard we feel exists in society, and those who don't, can find a place to agree -- that we, as parents, can and should do more to empower women, like those girls I saw on the beach a few years ago, and educate men, like Mrs. She obviously loves her kids and is trying to protect them from this sick and out of control nation we have become. He did magic tricks, though! Like a soft version of gaining access to pornographic searches, a close observer could even begin to pick out physical preferences: It is very confusing for some boys," she said. These were dudes who went out with or married age-appropriate women — many of whom are my friends.