Depends. Is the dog trained? Because if the dog is trained, dangle that meat all you want, the dog won’t touch the meat without permission. So clearly, a trained dog understands permission better than the fellow who wrote the comment.

Also, most men who use this kind of example have no trouble not raping their mothers or their sisters when they show flesh. They have no trouble not jumping on random women at the mall or the bus stop in the summer when all that tempting steak is exposed in shorts and halter tops.

So it’s not about steak. It’s about entitlement. Seems the commenter has some idea about when a man is and is not entitled. He’s wrong, of course. There’s is only one answer to when a man is entitled. With permission. End of story.

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