Cheyanne's Campsite ...Where The Money Meets The Rubber of The Spirited Road in America Today !!: Margaret Atwood has that great line, “Men are afraid women will laugh at them. Women are afraid men will kill them,” which is as acerbic as it is true. Men don’t like rejection — no one does — and women have learned that there’s a reduced risk of harassment and violence if the friend-zone route is taken. But it’s a road we should turn our back on because it takes us in circles.