Street ha­rass­ment is not just an is­sue for women

7 Days in Dubai - - CULTURE -

It is good that Dubai Po­lice are urg­ing women to re­port ha­rass­ment on the street, how­ever this is not just an is­sue for women. I have seen many oc­ca­sions when men have been ac­costed by pass­ing driv­ers. Ok, it’s not usu­ally a sex­ual thing as it is for women but more of­ten in­sult­ing be­hav­iour, telling them to go back to their own coun­try or call­ing them gay. If it is hard for women to come for­ward then imag­ine how much harder it must be for a man to ad­mit they have been a vic­tim of ver­bal abuse in pub­lic. Don Dubai

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