Why do men shout at women in the street?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Stryder, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    But they only harass women - and even then, not rich or powerful women.

    Granted that self-pity and frustration is a powerful driver of behavior among many construction workers, and one can sympathize, but that doesn't randomize their chosen targets of abuse.
     
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  3. DeeCee Valued Senior Member

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    I think the point is that certain women feel scared and intimidated when groups of men throw innuendo at them.
    Is it worth sowing fear and distress for the sake of a giggle and a little male bonding?

    Why is it usually groups of men BTW?
    They don't seem to play the game alone.
    Perhaps only God knows.

    Dee Cee
     
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  5. DeeCee Valued Senior Member

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    Oh look what I found.
    Seems there's a Hollaback movement to end street harrasment. Ladies post their experiences and even photo's of idiots in order to shame the shameless.
    Good luck with that.

    There's even a funky video

    Dee Cee
     
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  7. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    A lot of Men fantasies about being carpenters. I don't know why as it is a thankless job for the most part. It is not self pity and powerful rich women are equally abused . I don't know were you get the idea they are not. Women that sand up to the abuse might not ? Or if I come along and tell them to shut the F--ck up . What the hell is the matter with you . You want to loose you job today. Get back to work .
    You can bet they do it to men in suits too . The language is different , but the abusive behavior is very similar in its nature. It is more class division in my opinion. Not unlike the untouchables in Indian societies in India . Grave diggers and what have you . Where Work Man has little to no value in modern society . Not unlike the indignation of the war veteran, cop, fire fighters , restaurant workers,janitors, bus drivers, truckers , postal carriers, Flag people , dispatchers, warehouse workers,furniture movers, landscapers , and the likes
     
  8. Dr Mabuse Percipient Thaumaturgist Registered Senior Member

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    Because they are terrified of women one on one, so they mock what they are afraid of from within the perceived 'safety' of a group.

    Mocking and ridicule of that type, embarrassing someone for no reason other than to do it to a victim, is always rooted in fear.
     
  9. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Just for comic relief:

    As you all know, I run 10 miles or so every day on area trails. I am also 60 years old, bald, and large, accompanied by the most beautiful Lady Labrador Retriever you have ever seen.

    I have picked up a stalker who is half my age and female. I am heading North, she passes me and turns around, follows closely, stops when I stop, runs when I run, walks when I walk etc.

    My teenage son has witnessed this, was with me last summer when I tried very hard to shake her, agrees with my analysis here. This person creeps me out bigtime. I have told her to stop, yelled at her twice now - once this past Monday. I was loud and clear, told her to quit stalking me. This is NOT funny to me, she creeps me out.

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    I will be filing a formal police report on her the next time - and there will be a next time, and likely soon - this person is crazy, and she has fixated on me.

    I just wanted all of you girls out there to know that this is not a one - way street, you are not alone, and this is NOT merely a female issue.
     
  10. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    Why do men shout at women on the street?

    The answer to this question is extremely obvious to me: libido. We're all animals. Males are programmed to be so horny that they are likely to have offspring. That, in humans, can have obnoxious consequences.

    I mean, if you have a male dog, think about the things he would say if he could talk when a female dog walks by. What do you think he would say?

    Notice also that not all men are like that. Generally northern Europeans do not behave in that way. But when you go to places that are closer to the equator, the men all behave that way. That is, they say the things your dog would say if it could talk.
     
  11. DeeCee Valued Senior Member

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    "Generally northern Europeans do not behave in that way"

    They do in the UK.
    But we don't tend to consider ourselves european. You have a point however.
    How much of this is cultural?

    BTW I have a libido to die for but I don't harrass women in public spaces.
    Dee Cee
     
  12. Bells Staff Member

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    I'm sorry no. Bullshit. There is absolutely no excuse for such behaviour.

    The worst episode, I have to admit, was when I was pregnant and one charming fellow bellowed out (to jeers from his friends) how he was sure he could 'ram his cock so far up me that he'd poke my baby's eye out'. It was not only embarassing, it was humiliating, demeaning and down right rude.

    I don't buy the different class thing. That is bullshit. I am sure the men who take part in such activities would be royally pissed off if they witnessed other men making such comments about their spouse, sister, mother or daughters.

    It is a matter of respecting your fellow human being. Just because I work in an office does not mean anyone has the right to speak to me that way. Because they do not. Maybe they should ask themselves if their behaviour on the worksite could be a major factor in how you think the rest of society views them. Could it be that if they are going to act like primitive animals, that people are going to start treating them that way?

    I know construction workers. Many in my family and circle of friends work in construction. My father used to be a plumber at one point in his life. At no time have I ever witnessed any of them when I've gone to visit them on the work site. Ever. Could it be because they have manners and don't view women like pieces of meat instead of being human beings?
     
  13. francois Schwat? Registered Senior Member

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    I think some of it is cultural, but it's mostly genetic. Notice also that the world is dominated by culture and technology that came from people of the northern hemisphere. I think it has to do with brain size and intelligence. People of the northern hemisphere are more cerebral, and apparently have more control of their instincts than people of the equator. The heightened cognitive powers, I believe, is why people from northern countries colonize equatorial countries, and why it didn't happen the other way around. Isn't it a absurd to think about Africans coming to England, and putting the English "chaps" in shackles and making them their bitches? Well, this "northern" cognitive profile has several different consequences. One of those is that Northerners tend to have a more civilized manner.
     
  14. Kennyc Registered Senior Member

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    It should be legal for the harassee to pull out her big 10mm Glock and pop the idiots. It wouldn't happen much after a few of those.
     
  15. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Eeeeeek. Definitely go to the police, she sounds fucking unhinged. Sorry you're having to deal with that crap.

    You don't 'condone' not putting up with harassment? LOL. Yes, because I'm such a bitch for not reacting well to someone yelling about what they'd like to do to me or what isolated body part of mine they like. Your attitude makes me want to go puke. How dare any woman behave like she is a person with boundaries rather than public property.
     
  16. Bells Staff Member

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    What it comes down to is whether women should have the right to walk down the street without being harassed..

    I personally would say yes. But some feel that it should not be the case.
     
  17. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, gosh, yes, white people really are superior, aren't they!

    SO restrained, so cultured! Why, the white man never would have given us slavery, genocide, the inquisition, the crusades and the holocaust!

    There must have been something all those evil black people put in the water to make the good white Europeans act so crazy!

    I'll have to look right into that conspiracy!

    Thanks for the observation, Francois!
     
  18. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    O.K. Sorry . I don't have any idea where you walk by and I imagine you might have a problem with some extremely rude guys . Guys your on your own . I am bailing . Them guys !! You can hurt them anyway you want . You surprised me Bell . You work in an Office ? Wild guess on my part . I thought maybe you were a flag girl. They make good money you know .
    L.A. is extremely rude type of city . I remember when I was homeless there and the locals said it was there job to hate the people they grew up with . I found that rather strange . They would say . Oh we hate that guy or we hate that girl . It is part of living in L.A. We all hate each other

    While you were pregnant. Unbelievable . What is the matter with people
     
  19. Bells Staff Member

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    I look at it more along the lines that I have a problem with people who go out of their way to sexually harass others in general, for fun.

    Err who are you speaking to here?

    Who?

    The men who have no manners and think it is funny and arousing to sexually harass women in the street?

    Yes.

    Flag girl?

    You mean the people who help children cross the road before and after school? You do realise such positions here are voluntary and by parents of the children attending the school?

    You'll have to excuse me, but I am not one with American slang.

    There is rude and there is going out of your way to sexually harass people.

    There is a difference between the two.

    Someone who does not say thank you to the person they buy their coffee from is not the same as someone who grabs their crotch and asks passing women if they want to suck on it while his friends egg him on.

    What a sad place to live.

    Exactly.
     
  20. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    You ever wonder why people that work at McDonald's spit in your food ? I have wondered that . Why are they so rude at the drive up window ? They violate my boundaries when thy act like that . I was harassed by a bunch of girls . Yeah way . They would tease Me and poke at Me with sticks . All kinds of stuff like that . There names were Linda, Cyndy and Stephani, It went on for several years . I think they thought I was a piece of Meat. There play toy. Then there was the 3 prostitutes that kept Me tied up in there house for one year . There names were Lori , Valerie , and I can't remember the 3rd girls name ? I think I am blocking it out . It was a long time ago while I was still in my teens . Lisa that was the 3rd girls name! It is O.K. I let it go. I don't think about it much anymore. The time that scared Me though was when this big girl about 6ft 4 said to Me " I know you and if I don't I am going to . You are coming home with Me whether you like it or not . My friend distracted her while I sneaked out . The other people there told Me she stabbed a guy with a knife the night before and I just needed to stay clear of her . I took there advice and split

    I don't think your a bitch either or public property. I don't think anyone thinks you are public property . Who are all these guys that think you are ?
     
  21. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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  22. greenboy Registered Senior Member

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    Sexual frustrations
     
  23. Bells Staff Member

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