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Annie Murphy of Schitt's Creek gives advice on men, dating, and #MeToo


Annie Murphy, who plays ONTD fave Alexis on Schitt's Creek, recently partnered with Flare.com to bring a new column where she will answer your sex and relationship questions every month and it's cleverly called #AskAnnieThing.

Q: I’m casually dating, and the conversations on my most of dates frequently turn to #MeToo. Some dudes say super problematic things like “not all guys are like that” and “men are being attacked.” Explaining why these views are offensive and wrong is exhausting. What should I do? I feel like giving up dating.

Annie's partial response: “DO NOT GIVE UP DATING, PAL! Think about all of the interesting people, and weird family stories, and good (and bad) kisses, and potential trips to the aquarium you’ll miss out on if you do. No giving up. There are fish to be seen. I do, however, totally understand your frustration with statements from guys like, “men are being attacked.” It’s hard to hear things like that and not have the impulse to break down a wall with your face. Or rest your face in your soup. Or at least face-palm your face. I get it, because I too have face-palmed my face into my soup.”

• Annie adds, “This incredible social shift is a new experience for women AND men, and with new experiences come new thoughts and feelings and emotions, and yes, a lot of the time, some very short-sighted questions.”

• Before signing off she finally adds: “It should not be up to women to educate men on all things #MeToo. It should be up to everybody to educate themselves. That said, much education comes from discussion. Some of those discussions happen in schools, or in the workplace, or on the internet. And fortunately/unfortunately, some of them happen on a date, when you’d rather be talking about that time your cousin choked on a hotdog at the Westminster Dog Show.”

• Read her full advice at the source.




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Tags: #metoo, actor / actress, canadian celebrities, feminism / social issues, schitts creek (cbc)
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