Now I understand that there is such a thing as a provocative outfit that could attract more attention to a female, but any female above the age of 12 who has spent more than one hour walking a street in Jordan will tell you, the demeaning comments will come whether you’re wearing a Jilbab, a veil or a a normal jeans and t-shirt. Also, there is something very wrong with a culture that divides women into fully veiled and therefore decent and not veiled or not properly veiled and therefore have no morals.
So it really pisses me off to tell me that it’s my fault for being insulted by an asshole with no manners who considers my walking down the street an invitation for him to express his carnal thoughts.
And for the commentators who blame the women, are you comparing yourselves to animals who just can’t control themselves at the sight of a woman? By what logic should we lock up the women at home -several comments seemed to suggest that-, if you’re the animal that cannot be controlled? I say we should lock YOU up.
I know I’m preaching to the wrong audience here, but sexual harassment is an issue that hits a nerve for each woman. It is an issue that needs to be strictly dealt with, and not by blaming the victim but by punishing the offender. I’m not one to encourage violence, but I think every woman should buy a taser and stun the hell out of any asshole who dares to come near her.