ketkonen asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 5 months ago

Is this how far we've come, after 50 years of feminism ? Are we going backwards ?

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  • 5 months ago
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    At least we have proof of de-evolution!

  • 5 months ago

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  • 5 months ago

    Yea...............

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    One random lout does not a trend make. This happens far less often than it used to, it's just that now police are taking it more seriously.

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  • Elana
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Thing is, 50 years ago this would have happened but not been reported. 50 years ago, the woman would have simply said it was her fault.

    So clearly we are not going backwards.

    The fact that behavior like this not only gets reported but makes the papers is actually a good indication that it is getting *LESS* frequent, which is born out by crime statistics (at least in the US).

    When we get to the point where all the papers are decrying that heterosexual men occasionally think inappropriate thoughts about pretty women, we'll know that crime against women has essentially vanished.

    • ketkonen
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Point is the girl actually says girls now do not feel like they can safely say no to boys. Trust me, in the 1960's a girl could easily say no...relations between girls and boys were more cordial then. Also, if a boy had done that where I grew up, the crap would have been beaten out of him.

  • 5 months ago

    Immediately get into a restaurant, a bar, someplace with people so you feel safe. Don't walk home, take a cab or Uber. It's not going "backwards;" just smart. It's what a man would do. After 50 years you've developed "an illusion of safety."

    Liberated Lady, you and only you are responsible for your safety and the safety of your children. Buy a gun and learn to use it. Learn to defend yourself. Fill up with gas when your tank is at 1/4. Buy a taser, pepper spray, walk in groups, never walk alone at night or with someone who cannot protect you. Don't turn your car off unless you are getting out. Don't drive with the doors unlocked. "Smash and Grab" is real so keep your purse out of sight. Don't get out of your car, don't roll down the window more than two inches to talk. Never hitchhike or pick up hitchhikers. Most fathers teach their daughters these things very early in life.

    I'm sorry that you think this is toxic masculinity. No matter what you do, this will always...always be the case.

    • jon pike
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Unsure, funny but not very helpful for her.

  • 5 months ago

    >> "Gabrielle ..., and a MALE FRIEND were attacked in the street..."

    This kind of street violence has increased since about 2014 throughout many parts of Central and Western Europe. There seems to have been an increase in the attitude amongst some young people and mid-30s people that they are entitled to date and/or have sex with "Freiwild" (wild game) or "Infidel Whores". This seems to have started with certain policies established by Angela Merkel.

    That might not be the case in the linked story from Manchester at all. Perhaps just a few chavs having a go.

    But the general idea that violence is an acceptable response to a personal interaction with a stranger seems to have become more commonplace compared to, say, 10-15 years ago.

    This does not seem to have any thing to do with Feminism™, though. There is no indication in the story that the violent perpetrators nor victims were Feminists™.

    #ManchesterUnited

    • Jasmine
      Lv 5
      5 months agoReport

      Having recently visited the UK and other parts of Europe, I totally agree with your assertions.

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    You might want to check on your history. Western feminism has been going on for more than a 100 years.

    • ketkonen
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Agree...since WW1....but did not really gain traction till The Pill...

  • 5 months ago

    Sex positivity raises its ugly head. the Expectation of quick sex comes from somewhere, rage at rejection comes from humiliation. Both at ultimately bad for women and society

    • WaldoBC
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      Both at ultimately bad for women and society???
      Both ARE ultimately bad for women and society.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Women need to be taught that it’s not okay to discriminate, and EVERYONE has a HUMAN RIGHT to “equal opportunity”.

    Feminists believe that equal opportunity has such a high value that it justifies force and threats to make it happen, and - “the personal is political” - that it overrides any personal right. This is the ethical basis of all equal opportunity and equal pay legislation.

    Okay?

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