a reply to: Sillyolme
Since with many people it is a monkey see monkey doo thing, then some education for flinging such has already taken place... once such is embedded in
someone it can be a difficult challenge to remove such programming as acceptable social behavior and well, peer pressure from society and not just
peers that affirm such behaviors as acceptable in the public spectrum is what seems to be the argument.
Since people would rather self justify behaviors instead of respect a sense of personal space in a public space, such laws become inevitable it seems
in the march towards equality and of course training or re training what the social norms are that foster such notions of equality, and of course
those not wishing for equality are of course the ones that have yet to see anything wrong with such behavior no matter the time nor the place in which
things that one is compelled to act or react on without a second thought is the going standard... when of course that is not the standard society
wishes to have, as it is a deviation that have become normalized and many wish to have or see as acceptable behavior.
The self rationalization is that it is a harmless invite, yet fail to see that it is an invite a suggestion that was not solicited by anything other
than one going about their normal everyday business or activity... material status nor any other appropriate signal seems to matter in such
individuals hooting and flinging whatever comes to mind without any self restraint under the ideas that it is an acceptable behavior to do so with no
respect for an other without any introspection that it may be disrespectful in such self and other justifications by whatever group or label one
identifies with that may allow such to be an excusable offense.
For those seeing nothing wrong with it; imagine being harassed by a constant flood of sales people as you are going down the side walk, or sitting in
your car minding your own business... no different than a 3rd world market place when walking between stalls. Except this is being inundated by calls
or solicitations of a sexual nature.
In such an environment; everyone is on the prowl at any given time... or could be. In such an environment, how could anyone even the elderly feel
secure when simply trying or attempting to go about the business they have or want to accomplish, without being accosted in such a haughty manner.
I think in a previous post, there was an amount of statistics going saying it is not something well received in a certain country at all... so perhaps
such compulsions is simply a disorder that could lead into the scenario that you unfortunately encountered with a sexual predator and was fortunate
enough to be fleet of foot to escape and avoid assault or perhaps in some it is just wishful thinking... and want to call it admiration.
Yet there's the old saying of sow a seed reap a habit and eventually that habit may turn into deed if it hasn't already become such in ones pathology.
As that 1 out of the 100 has given positive re-enforcement to continue or start such a practice calling it a numbers game in this very thread.
Women of course can self empower by objectifying themselves, same as men can... yet it is non-consensual when others are objectifying them, as it is
not empowering without such consent.
I think thats the gist of why it is considered a hate crime, due to the nature of it's inequality and desire to remove a persons power through the
force of ones will due to the lack of restraint one has over their own will... in such it can and does become a dangerous environment and not one of
equality but one of domination and control due to such impulses when left unchecked.