Is this how far we've come, after 50 years of feminism ? Are we going backwards ?
- David B.Lv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
At least we have proof of de-evolution!
- 6 months ago
- FoofaLv 76 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.
- ElanaLv 76 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.
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- jon pikeLv 76 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.
- ʄaçadeLv 76 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™.
- BillLv 76 months ago
You might want to check on your history. Western feminism has been going on for more than a 100 years.
- EEEEEE!!!!!Lv 66 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
- Anonymous6 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.
- 6 months ago
Don't read the shiate printed in newspapers as you don't get told the full story. How many men do you think we're hit by females over the weekend without any retaliation that didn't make it into the newspaper? My guess is a lot. One story doesn't demonstrate a step backwards, if it did one person speeding on the roads would equal a step backwards in road safety which would be incorrect.