Women are afraid to go on buses... say experts
hurts. Then when you look closer, you see the survey was done on “experts” – not in fact real people, but those who work for rights groups and who have an agenda.
The finding that sexual harassment on Irish streets was some kind of everyday occurrence was actually the views of these experts, not the evidence of women themselves.
How condescending. Why not just ask women themselves?
While that finding was off, it also threw up the blatantly obvious,
There will be incidents now and then where someone might shout something in your direction. You might get a wolf whistle. You don’t need to respond. You can choose not to care.
I find that continuing on and ignoring anyone – man or woman – at this kind of thing, is the best policy. Getting all worked up about it is a waste of time, energy and emotion when you can just continue on and decide not to let some moron enjoy your day.
But certain brands of militant feminism suggest we must be constantly outraged by every little grievance, perceived or otherwise.
Yes, of course sex assault and rape are terrible crimes, that is self-evident. We know that such terrible cases – like the horrifying rape and murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher in Australia in 2012 – are extremely rare and yet, they happen, and it is imperative that we protect ourselves as much as possible from becoming that rare statistic. Those who commit them are wicked, and we must do all we can to take them out of circulation.
It’s irrational and hysterical to be more concerned with being offended than keeping safe. To suggest women can’t be part of the solution and adopt basic safety measures is perverse.
firstname.lastname@example.org Jill Meagher was raped and killed