Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:04 am
Unfortunately, it is up to the woman (most of the time) to assertain if the comment, touch, etc, is something she considers sexual harrassment. And then she needs to say something. Most men will continue saying and doing whatever they think they can get away with. Women need to make it clear what we won't allow.
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:17 am
World crunch, yes, NOT specific to Germany! The article could have pointed out a bit clearer that Mr Brüderle was DRUNK, apart from perhaps noting that this occurs WORLDWIDE! . Here we had aftermath critics about the STERN magazin itself, and rightly so..(all too often it favored a cover much like Playboy) But all this is more "insider knowledge" to Germans..
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:15 pm
sexual objectification...we buy into it every time we put our lippy on?..We r much more than pleasure machines....and the better blokes r the ones who already know this. x
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 3:24 pm
...Pro-feminist cultural critics such as Robert Jensen and Sut Jhally accuse mass media and advertising of promoting the objectification of women to help promote goods and services......x
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:48 pm
We women are so objectified by fashion designers, the media, you name it somehow our looks are always seemingly of more importance than our accomplishments. Complain or report the inappropriate behavior, and somehow we brought it on. Look at some of the truly asinine, reprehensible comments made by many GOP politicians. Heck we cannot even get the Violence Against Women Act/VAMA PASSED. Ladies we must stand together and follow Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's great advice "no one can disrespect you without your permission" so when ANY PERSON crosses the line report it to the proper source, be it the H.R. Department, police department or whoever.
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:55 am
"Women also tend to beat themselves up about such incidents, for having just stood still or laughed with the others at the boss’s comment. They feel bad about not wanting to get on the wrong side of a hierarchical superior. They feel angry because it is socially expected of them to be “cool” about things like this."
I read this story in our local paper yesterday. I was at first surprised but as I thought about it, the surprise faded. I've known for a long time that European women face these things daily. I was stationed in Italy for a brief time during my military service and things have not improved there in the slightest according to friends. What is a crying shame is that half the world's population has to face this personal assault, invasion of their person and privacy on a daily basis, even in the most "advanced" nations we are still neanderthals when it comes to how women are regarded and treated. We have a VERY long way to go to achieve true equality and until women are considered fully equal to men in every way including how they are treated - which is a simple matter of applying a principle that should be taught from cradle to grave - which is so simple as to be understood by all, treat others as they would have you treat them. Respect each other. So simple, so hard to do. And we are all debased by our failure to grasp this simple concept. Most especially women.