The Bitch Shield is the set of mental defenses women put on in a setting in which they expect to be hit on, such as bars or clubs. This defense exists to deter “creepy” guys from hitting on her, or to turn away said guys.
Common “bitch shield” behaviours
- “Sorry, I have a boyfriend” (The boyfriend objection)
- “Oh, it’s getting late”
- “Do I even know you?”
- “Get lost”
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