Monday, September 27, 2010

Women's rights

A friend of a friend complained thus:

"I'm off to the police tomorrow...I'm just sick of getting ripped off, screwed over and hit on incessantly...this really isn't a good place for any single white Western woman to be living."

Says a lot about the society we live in. For all the pious crackdown on vice: porn, alcohol, 'indecent' hoardings, dress codes being imposed in universities there are some fundamental views on women that are distinctly neolithic.

I suppose that like the Victorian values, on which the new morality is based, it goes with the same Victorian hypocrisy.

7 comments:

Dee said...

sad. for some weird reason Lankans must think white women are 'easy'. desperation. meh.

Jack Point said...

Not that the local girls don't get harassed either.

PP said...

i wonder how much help the police actually were.

crystal flame said...

yes they all do, despite where you live. even though I've seen it more in sri lanka, I can't say I haven't experienced it in this western country i live in, coz i have, and I'm not white.
i don't know if lodging a complaint would help it..

Gadgetgirl said...

being a female is frustrating. white, black, brown or caramel. gah

Jack Point said...

PP - I don't think they were particularly helpful.

Guiding Spirit said...

Ditto to Gadgetgirl ...