Monday, February 11, 2008

segregrating busses a good thing for women?

I thought this NY times article was interesting.
Read the different reactions of men to the "women only" busses in Mexico City. It seems that some take the harrasment experienced by women quite lightly and ascribe it to a cultural idiosyncracy. But can this form of machismo --that is, touching and gawking at women--be culturally acceptable if only men partake and women are put in a place of fear?

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I saw this also, and have wondered about this for sometime:

so the solution to men's "bad behavior" is to remove women from the situtation...

(and not teach boys and men what this practice means..)
I wonder if you can apply a similar analysis to sex-segregated bathrooms in the U.S.