originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: grandmakdw
You think people walked around with horse blinders in previous generations?
No, men harassed women openly in the past, which was awful. However, it was not considered acceptable behavior.
Today it is considered acceptable behavior to openly say sexual things and sexual innuendos to a perfect stranger of either sex, by either sex.
It is one thing to appreciate beauty,
to have sexual feelings toward an attractive person,
it is another to behave openly and in public like a horny toad
when one sees an attractive person
and worse yet to act upon ones sexual thoughts in a whorish manner
by verbally harassing the person.
I am certain that throughout the ages people found attractive people sexually desirable,
however, truly civilized people keep those thoughts to themselves
in deference to those around them and in order not to offend or harass others.
It is a sad day that we have reverted
to a bunch of animals who think it is ok
to verbally hump anything in sight that attracts you.
The behavior exhibited in the videos, for the most part are not compliments
they are sexual in nature and as such,
embarrassing to the person and
make the person saying/doing these things look like people who only care about their genitals.
This sort of behavior on the street was always considered offensive,
if you personally find this kind of behavior acceptable
and think it is a compliment
well I strongly disagree
A compliment is not given on the street to a stranger
a compliment is given to a person you know
it is not given as you walk by someome
it is given sincerely as you genuinely talk to someone you like and know.
It is rude, boorish and can be frightening
to have someone you don't know just accost you with a hit and run "compliment"
I lived in Chicago, during the "bloom of my youth"
and it used to scare me horribly when men or especially groups of men
would pay me those sorts of "compliments"
One time I was so afraid of the people doing the "compliments"
I jumped on the wrong bus and was late for work trying to get
away from their "compliments".
edit on 9Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:46:11 -0600am120912amk092 by grandmakdw because: format spelling addition
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2014 09:50:27 -0600am120912amk092 by grandmakdw because: grammar