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For men who don't mean anything by it

Mackay, Finn



Sexual harassment sounds such a formal term, it sounds like a case at an employment tribunal. Everyone knows that sexual harassment is wrong and most probably illegal and certainly not politically correct. But an awful lot of people think that men sexually harassing women in the street is just harmless banter and that to be concerned or outraged by this is some sort of bourgeois indulgence or privileged first world problem.

It is right to be outraged by the normality of street sexual harassment, it matters. It matters even when men don’t mean anything by it. It matters even when it was only meant as a compliment. It matters even when it was just a joke.


Mackay, F. (2017). For men who don't mean anything by it

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 15, 2017
Publication Date Mar 16, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2017
Journal Huffington Post
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 2017
Keywords feminism, sexual harassment, inequality, violence, night time economy, masculinity, men
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