Men Can’t Resist Groping Sexy Ladies?
I have seen enough groping/skirt lifting on crowded buses/trains, outside night clubs, etc. of scantly clad women to say that, yes, when there is no security around and an aroused guy feels he can get away with it he will act… It’s just human nature.
That’s what D. Jalbert told me.
Yet groping is not about short skirts or low-cut blouses.
Harassment in Egypt is epidemic. Even though the women are all covered up. In fact, the more they cover up the more they are harassed. In the 1970s, when most went without headscarves, such incidents were rare.
Harassment is rising in India, too. Even though clothing is no skimpier now. When little girls learn that life is about harassment, and when 12-year-olds must attend rape seminars, you know it’s not about the dress.
And you know what? Most men don’t harass.
It’s not “human nature,” so why harass?
If it’s not “human nature,” what’s going on?
In a nutshell, it’s about telling women, “You are lesser-than.”
It’s a backlash to equality.
In Egypt, women seeking their rights are the most brutally tormented.
And in India rape and harassment are rising along with strides in women’s rights.
It all communicates that women are mere objects that exist to satisfy male pleasure. He is subject. She is mere object.
As an added bonus, telling women what to wear, where, what time of day, and, “Don’t protest!” is just more power-play.
It tells women who is free and who is not.
It tells them who is boss.
Sexual-harassment is about feeling superior and in control. Not desire.
Posted on July 20, 2016, in feminism, psychology, rape and sexual assault, sexism, violence against women, women and tagged feminism, groping, psychology, sexism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, violence against women, women. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.