Teasing and molestation of women.

India
December 30, 2010 10:26pm CST
Teasing and molestation of women are on the increase now everywhere, especially in the big metro cities. Most cases of teasing and molestation go unreported as the victims in most cases do not lodge any complaint to the police either in shame or in fear of being a target again or thinking it pointless and not expecting any investigation from the police. Police on the other hand blame the silence of the victims for their failure to rein in the ‘tease and molest’ brigade. Will the peace loving citizens treat it as an order of the day and sit idle or come forward to fight the battle of the threat of molestation and verbal abuse against women with active support of the women themselves.
4 people like this
7 responses
• United States
31 Dec 10
Here in the States women are on their own when it comes to verbal abuse and it has to a rape for the cops to get involved. I think if Everyone saw the Verbal abuse as the beginning to worse things , it would stop. Men are going to look but that doesn't mean they have the right to demean women by saying something crude.
• United States
1 Jan 11
Fantastic!
@Qaeyious (2357)
• United States
1 Jan 11
That is true in most workplaces in the United States, I believe. When it happens on a public street, however, it takes courage to face the offenders, whether you are the victim or someone else. Especially if it is someone else, since the offenders do not have their attention on you. If it crosses the line of legality, like if the victim is a minor and the offender is an adult, that is most definitely a case, and one should step in and stop the molestation. When they are both adults, I confess I will have difficulty determining when to step in. For example, there is a couple who ride the light rail, and almost every time they boarded when I was present they are using the most horrid language at each other. In this case, in my opinion, they are both at fault, and the victims are us, the ones who have to listen to such filth directed to two other people, although the language is not directed at us. We just have to witness the same thing again and again and again. Hmmm, I guess it is our own fault, putting up with such juvenile behavior.
1 person likes this
• United States
1 Jan 11
The couple sounds like they are already married. You must Know a person to use that type of language to use it Every day! But if they are way too loud , then you can complain to the rail staff.
@celticeagle (142371)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Dec 10
I am not sure what you mean by the 'teasing'. I think anytime a woman is put upon by a man and she does not want this to happen then it needs to be reported. I have a similar posting up now about domestic violence. Same thing goes for this.
@celticeagle (142371)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 11
I understand what teasing means. I just don't understand why it would be used in this context.
• India
31 Dec 10
Teasing means to provoke somebody in a unkind way as well as to try to attract somebody sexually.
1 person likes this
• United States
31 Dec 10
The greatest playground for such things as teasing and molestation of women is the workplace..Many times women fear for their jobs and so put up with the ill treatment. Other times women fear the instigator .. Police can't help anyone who doesn't ask for help.
@Hatley (163905)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Dec 10
hi DoctorDidi You are so right no matter in what country we live in,its up to us women o urselves to say no I willnoit let you talk like that to me or any other woman.And then walk away from' the ogling idiotic macho men who at tinmes egg each other on and some fools think women actually appreciate crude vulgar remarks yelled at them. If we do not support other women we do ourselves a further injustice as what we will do if and when 'our turn comes to be teased and or molested. we can be the best friends other women who are teased can have or we can just say to ourselves, oh I do not want to be involved,. sorry toots but we are involved if another woman is teased and tormented.
• India
31 Dec 10
But in practice, everyone as I see has the tendency to escape from such a situation where a fellow woman is being teased or molested, until and unless any female member of her own family faces such a situation.
@savypat (20217)
• United States
31 Dec 10
I wonder if it is really true that this has increased, or is it just part of the information age that makes us more aware of what has gone on for ages?
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
3 Jan 11
This is a world wide problem. It needs education, to teach our children to respect each other. Now in some countries, it is girls teasing and molesting boys, and it depends on who are majority and who are aggressive. The traditiionalist view of men being sexually agreeisive and offensive seem to decline in the view of gender equaity and resepct for female gender. Female now find their place elswhere to be equal. We just have to promote non sexually violent behaviour among people.
@sender621 (14898)
• United States
31 Dec 10
Women of countries everywhere need to take a stand. Women do not need to be victims. Teasing and molesting of women is not something we should just accept. it is not something we should ignore either. Nobody should be made to feel less. Everyone deserves to live the kind of life they should be entitled to.