"We all like to look at pretty things and most of us make an effort to make the world around us as pleasant as possible, not just for ourselves but for everyone. So for instance, I may plant roses in my flowerbeds for everyone (men, women, myself) to see and enjoy. You can walk by and notice them, you can appreciate them and find beauty in them. But that doesn’t mean you are entitled to stop me outside my house every morning to tell me how much you love them in the hopes that I’ll give them to you. It doesn’t mean you’re entitled to touch them or cut them and take them for yourself. It doesn’t mean you’re entitled to assume that because I was nice enough to grow flowers for the enjoyment of everyone that they belong to you. And it DEFINITELY doesn’t mean that if I refuse to cut one off for you that you’re entitled to just take one or tear the petals off in retaliation. If you ask for some flowers and I say no, I’m not a bitch, I’m not greedy and selfish, I’m not taunting you with my pretty flowers just so I can deny them to you. They are MY flowers, I put a LOT of work into keeping them healthy and safe and yes, pretty. I’m nice, I provide the flowers for everyone to enjoy and YOU should be grateful for that, but only I decide who gets more than that. So if you break the rules and act like an entitled jerk, don’t be surprised when you get the thorns."