Dr. Mung-Mung wrote:He weeps for he has but one small tongue with which to taste an entire world.
Ssshadow wrote:And what does "IMHO" mean?
"There seems to be some evidence that it increases self-objectification," said Fairchild, who surveyed 550 women both online and at Rutgers University in 2006 and 2007. The women -- who ranged in age from 15 to 64 in the international online component and from 18 to 24 in the Rutgers survey of women from central New Jersey -- were asked about their experiences with street harassment.
Catcalling "encourages women to look at themselves as body parts instead of as full, whole, intelligent human beings" and can cause women to fear for their safety, Fairchild says.
"A lot of men have no idea that women don't like being talked to in this way," she said. "It never crosses their mind, and yelling doesn't educate them. If you yell, they often don't understand why you are upset and so they take it personally."
Often, Kearl says, an assertive, clear response can illicit a kinder reaction than one expects.
"A lot of the time, I find guys will just say, 'Oh, OK, I didn't realize it made you feel that way. Thanks.' "
Maybe until society evolves enough that all people can treat each other with respect, but I have faith that society will reach that point someday. Probably not in our lifetimes, but someday. I don't think that it is an inbuilt behaviour, so it must be socially conditioned, which means it can be changed.Kiss The Monkey wrote:I think that men are always going to be the way they are, and nothing will completely change it. Guys will always honk and hang out windows. Unfortunate, but true.
Dragonrider wrote:I'm totally resurrecting this dead thread just to point out this link on Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEno ... EnoughNews
Yep, a woman got whisted at and then took off her clothes. What I don't understand is, why did she do that to discourage future behavior?
NZ Press Association wrote:The woman told police she was leaving the country but was arrested on Friday night after allegedly stubbing out a cigarette on the face of a bar worker in Coromandel, the New Zealand Herald reported.
The woman appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Saturday charged with assault with intent to injure.
She was remanded to Waikato Hospital's mental health unit.
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