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American Feminism has quickly degraded into a mental illness on par with paranoid schizophrenia. Seriously, look at the parallels.
I should have to put up with that. Its downright scary to be away from my firearm, in a "bad neighborhood" (or just out of town in general, where I don't know the neighborhoods), and have someone employ racial remarks against me.
You see where this is going.....that behavior is not, and should not be illegal. Its words. We cannot make the world a safe place, despite what the talking heads on television try to promise.
While you might not want to raise this behavior to the level of a crime - I think people should (like the OP) should be taught that women find this type of behavior distressing.
Why does it assume only men do this? Completely sexist!
What are you saying? By "parallels" do you mean to imply that feminists are crazy? Unnecessarily paranoid? Hear voices? That's classy. You think just because a woman doesn't like being treated like a piece of meat every time she goes anywhere by random strangers that somehow she must be a raging, bra-incinerating feminist? Feminism has nothing to do with it. It's called "common decency", and both men and women should be practicing it. Period.
Hoe can women stop rape?
Respect, common decency, manners, decorum, and social etiquette went down the toilet decades ago.
reply to post by tigertatzen
At the very least, I find that behavior to be disgusting. Why would you breathe heavy in the general direction of a woman you don't know? I guess if you want her to think you're some revolting mouth-breather that would work. Whistling, catcalling, "hey baby"-ing, blowing kisses, staring a woman up and down, and my personal favorite...honking the horn in your car while a woman is walking down the street; all of those behaviors are the last thing that makes me go "oooh, i really want to hook up with that guy!" But the reason they refer to it as "psychological rape" is that it is just as degrading as someone putting their hands on you or pinching/grabbing your ass (i once knocked a man's molar out for that), or rubbing up against you...only without actually touching you. Why should any woman have to endure that kind of thing whenever she goes out in public? The answer to that is: she shouldn't have to.
reply to post by Skyfloating
We live in a society that encourages men to objectify women. To dehumanise them. So I would agree tackling and talking about these issues at school would help.