A quote from The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
…his chest expands, his voice assumes more and more the sprightliness and jocularity of youth. It occurs to me he is showing off. He is showing off, to them, and they understand that they are decorous enough, they keep their hands to themselves, but they review my breasts, my legs, as if there’s no reason why they shouldn’t. But also he is showing off to me, his mastery of the world.
Atwood goes on to say that he has reached the state where he believes he is indispensable and can do anything he feels like doing. This is a warning of a near future we all should heed because this story is set in America.
This is also a fabulous book I can’t recommend highly enough.