"Not every man is like that."
This is how some men respond to the stories women tell of harassment from men.
The statement is true. Not every man is like that.
The problem is, which the statement also makes abundantly clear, is that there ARE men who are like that.
The stories are legion, about how women have to deal with men making unwanted advances towards them whether in an office, on the street, in an elevator, or any number of other places.
Guys also say women should not judge all men based on this since "not all men are like that."
But how can women tell who is and who is not like that?
It is not really clear until the guy opens his mouth and makes some kind of statement.
It would be easier if there were signs. Like scarlet letters. Right on the guy's forehead for the whole world to see. Of course, some guys are so offensive, they would run out of forehead space for all the signs they need.
I have never felt the urge to call out to a women I saw walking down the street, never had the need to whistle at her, never desired to grab some stranger and hold onto her.
Here are more things that not all men are like:
I don't see any men following those adjectives with the phrase "not all men are like that."