acting “stupid”/ditzy/airheaded around dudes as a means of subverting the performance of (“logical” white man) “smartness”/intellectualism, eliminating the possibility of “deep and meaningful” pseudo-philosophical conversations (because it’s not that you don’t give a shit about what he thinks foucault meant, it’s that you’re just a simple lady! with a simple lady mind!), and just generally giving your finger to the fact that anyone is expected to perform interest and reciprocation in conversations/interactions with boring-ass fedora-wearing dudebros.
(there are other reasons why this is my favorite praxis/coping mechanism but these are the main ones)
my favorite then they keep talking and i get angry and maybe start yelling