Our thanks to Russell for this piece from the indefatigable feminists at the BBC. The headline is:
International Women’s Day: ‘Two thirds of UK women’ harassed
The start of the piece:
Almost two-thirds of women in the UK have had unwanted sexual attention in public places, a survey by YouGov has suggested.
Out of 889 women asked, 64% said they had experienced some form of sexual harassment, with 35% saying they had suffered “unwanted sexual touching”.
The survey was commissioned by the End Violence Against Women Coalition. Sarah Green, the coalition’s acting director, said sexual harassment was “an everyday experience” in the UK.
So, what exactly is ‘sexual harassment’? Another excerpt:
Unwanted sexual attention can include instances of wolf-whistling, sexual comments being made, staring, and indecent exposure.
So 64% of women have experienced at least one of these things, on at least one occasion in their lives. It’s not quite the last debauched days of Rome, is it? I think it fair to say 100% of British men will have been the subject of unwanted staring from women at some point in their lives, which leads us to an inevitable conclusion, and an obvious headline for a BBC piece on International Men’s Day, 19 November:
International Men’s Day: UK men 56% more likely to be sexually harassed than UK women.