Outraged by 'sexist yobs'

I AM enraged that there are people around who are crass and derogatory towards women these days.

Yesterday, I was beeped at by two men in a car who were making a sexual gesture and calling to me as they went by.

Frankly, I was fuming: how would they feel if their girlfriend, sister, or niece had that happen to them?

What gives them the right to do this?

It may not seem like much, but if these things are not challenged, they become acceptable, and so many of these acts are overlooked.

It's disgusting that a young woman can't leave her home without being sexually harassed by those who feel that this sort of behaviour is acceptable.

It isn't, and never should be.

This also happened near to a school, close to the end of the school day, which disgusts me all the more.

Whoever does this sort of thing, feeling that it is simple and a laugh, should be ashamed of themselves.

Outraged 22-year-old by email

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9:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

uncatom says...

This type of behaviour is becoming the norm, it is a product of the unacceptable behaviour we view on our TV screens, reality shows, lemonaid etc, where salacious comments, foul language, and vulgar gestures are the norm, the women who appear on these type of shows do their sisters no favours by treating it as fun, the young of today use the word respect quite often, yet they only seem to want respect from someone else, but don't reciprocate, Those that purport to run the country are no better, they show no moral leadership and are dogged by one scandal after another.
This type of behaviour is becoming the norm, it is a product of the unacceptable behaviour we view on our TV screens, reality shows, lemonaid etc, where salacious comments, foul language, and vulgar gestures are the norm, the women who appear on these type of shows do their sisters no favours by treating it as fun, the young of today use the word respect quite often, yet they only seem to want respect from someone else, but don't reciprocate, Those that purport to run the country are no better, they show no moral leadership and are dogged by one scandal after another. uncatom
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