Is staring a crime.Do you feel insulted when someone stares at you.

India
January 7, 2007 6:29pm CST
Whenever a person takes a walk on a street one thing that the person cannot escape from, is the constant staring at them by all kinds of people, strangers as well as people familiar to them.Most times it is if one is of female gander then they are in a deeper trouble.You will find that on corner there will be a bunch of very aggressive males who would shamelessly stare at her and pass nasty comments. On the other hand, one of the first things that pleasantly surprise any person from India when she lands in US is that whenever our eye meets with a stranger they politely say hello to them.even if a women is scantly dressed people don't stare. do you think strict rules be there to get rid of it?
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@scottology (1213)
8 Jan 07
no staring is not a crime
• India
8 Jan 07
yes it cannot always be termed as crime.but strict laws is needed to stop this.So when its seen as a crime people out of fear will stop this.
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@superbren (856)
16 Mar 07
i am guilty of peopole watching lol. i love doing it, looking at their style , their actions , their facial expressions , wondering where they are going , why they rushing ... i often sit and have a coffee in the shopping centre and people watch. its fun but i like to hope i dont stare. i love watching the teenagers with their awesome energy and vitality for life.if someone catches me looking at them i look away or smile. i wouldnt stare , that seems rude.
@info2go (241)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
don't do unto others what you don't want them to do unto you.. hehe..;) simple fact, i usually "look" at people who i pass by along the street but only for a very brief period of time.. they usually look back, and if you weren't looking too long then they'll just be along their way, minding their own business, you'll feel and see it through your peripheral vision... i don't really want to look too long at someone who looks upset or just had a very bad day, you'll know those kind of people when you see them; they can really be into venting out their emotions unto you (more especially if they are "self-conscious" or "paranoid"), and that would really be annoying if not, very infuriating but try not to stare back, just let them be and be on your way since you won't be gaining anything good from "fighting with your eye... info2go
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
I am sorry I do not have a problem with people staring at me all the time, I have seen this with males staring at woman sometimes and sometimes they call out nasty words but at other times it maybe that the woman look so good that they cannot help themselves. No I don't think that there should be any rules again this.
@pritesh73 (606)
• India
9 Jan 07
starring eyes - starring eyes
No it isn't a crime! Rather than feeling insulted emberassment is felt(As you think something is wrong with your clothes or style).
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
8 Jan 07
Although staring is not a crime but it's very rude, taking a "good look" is not staring if not for too long and has no facial expression to disturb the one looked at, there can not be rules/laws against it as it's unrealistic to prove or investigate but there should be some public education and teaching of manners at homes, and in places where it's kind of tolerated in the native culture and not just odd few that do it there should be more liberalization of the society as a whole.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
8 Jan 07
Staring may not be a crime, but it is certainly rude. The conditions you describe would make anyone uncomfortable. It is human nature to want to stop and look at the unusual. Often, people are not aware, or do not care, that they are offending the person in question. It would be nice if everyone had the proper upbringing to be polite enough to respect others and not stare.