For this article, I am going to raise a very hot, very polemical subject, which is the street harassment. Well I tell it to you at once, I am against the fact of harassing, as I am against the fact of flying, or of damaging somebody.
At the moment, we often hear in the reports on the harassment of the women in the street, that the men are the miserable, that they have to change their behavior, and that a woman is free to go out in the street dressed as she wishes it, and when she wishes it. Well to put a little clarity in things, the men are not all predators, and the harassers represent only a minority of the men.
BOTH PROFILES OF HARASSERS
Concerning the harassers, you have 2 profiles. There are the headcases on one side who harass or assault any woman, without any distinction, and there are those who take themselves only in women’s profile.
For the first category, to be accompanied with a man is the best prevention. It is patriarchal but that showed its ability.
As for the second category, the women can take other precautions to minimize the probability of problems and assure their security.
HYPER SEXUALISM OF THE WOMAN
To understand the reasons of the harassment, it is necessary to understand first of all that the body of the woman is source of greed for the man. Certain people will say that it is bad, others will deny it, but the reality of the ground is so. Besides, you will notice that the body of the woman is very often to sexualize in advertising on the TV, in male and feminine magazines, as well as in street. And what we hammer daily the men of sexual desires. And today, the persons in charge of these advertising campaigns of hyper sexualism of the body of the woman are as well men, that women.
Now that you know that companies irritate the bull daily, we are going to analyze the category of the harasser who attacks to a precise profile of women.
THE SELECTION CRITERIA OF THE HARASSER
It is necessary to know that a harasser has selection criteria. And when he is in the street, he makes his casting to choose a target.
1st selection criterion: clothes sexy
More clothes are going to be short, skin-tight, are going to show or to put forward the sexual attributes such as breasts, buttocks or cat, more the risks of harassment increase for the woman.
Then certain people will say “yes but the women are free to carry what they want, they should not change their holding. It belongs to the men to change their behavior”. Then already the normal men do not harass. It concerns only the harassers. And tell to a harasser not to harass, it is to tell as to a thief not to fly. The rate of efficiency is close to the Zero. And I have never heard, that told a woman to her harasser or aggressor “Not but to check you and not to me to change” and that the harasser left.
On the other hand, I saw these women who, by being unconscious of risks which they took, then asked for help the men in the surroundings to get rid of their harasser. Thus yes, they are free to carry that they want, but take voluntarily risks. In the same way as a man is free to walk in the street with his wallet in the hand. Nevertheless, it will quickly expose to become in turn a target with the thieves.
Whether it is a man or a woman, every person who exposes a sign of greed increase his probability to have problems.
2nd selection criterion: accessories to catch the eye
A woman who is going to carry piercings with the face, on the language or in the navel has more probability to draw the attention that a woman who does not carry it. The girls who carry piercings with the face generally want to show that they are freed. Those who concern it the language are the first ones to boast to get the best sensations with when they suck. And those, who have it one in the navel carry him to draw the attention to their body. In these 3 cases, these harassers see women freed sexually and approach them more frequently. And the same thing for the tattoos as the women let appear publicly near their breasts, their buttocks or other one.
3rd selection criterion: the women who are alone at night
Well once again, the women have the freedom to circulate when they want. But it is known that the women have more risks of having problems at night and alone.
The difference between the ideology of the freedom and the reality of the ground
With these 3 points, I showed to you that there is a difference between the ideology of the freedom and the reality of the ground. And that to have an ideology of the freedom does not protect dangers of the street. The only ones of the actions concrete and preventive as to have a holding or accessories less sexy, and to avoid the exits.
THEY AWKWARD MOVEMENT
With these 3 points, I showed you that there is a difference between the ideology of the freedom and the reality of the ground. And that have an ideology of the freedom do not protect dangers of the street. Only concrete and preventive actions as to have a dress or accessories less sexy, and to avoid to go out alone during the night increase the chances of the women to be quiet and in security. I advise strongly to the women to adapt themselves to the risks and to take precautionary measures, even if these limit their freedom and even if it is inequitable. It is as for the terrorist threats. Everybody adapts himself and takes precautionary measures which reduce the freedom, to increase the security. It is inequitable but unfortunately necessary.
A SOCIETY WHICH CREATES HARASSERS AND VICTIMS
To summarize, we on one side unite consumer society which floods they places of women’s images hyper sexualized and which they men excite constantly. And on the other side, one to certain women who draw the attention men desert the South their body through desert clothes or suggestive accessories and who are unconscious dangers of street.
TWO SOLUTIONS FOR THEM WOMEN
Now, as the women are free, 2 solutions offer themselves to those who set potentially risk desert. Either they assure themselves a protection against them harassers in brandishing the ideology of me she freed and in being they puppets big industrialists of consumption, or they take concrete and preventive measures to assure physically their protection.
To conclude, I call back that all the women are not responsible for their harassment, but that there is a category of women who have a risk behavior inciting the harassers to select them as targets. I hope that this article will have allowed certain women to become aware more of dangers of the street to protect itself it and be quiet. And I wish those who want to take risks with full knowledge of the facts, simply good luck.