sexual harassment in Cusco
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2012 1:00 PM Last Post By: beerfree
Jun 30, 2012 9:01 AM
15#15 I see black horse coming from the North...the end of the world is surly coming as you've agreed with me.
#17 "Sexual harassment" is generally abused term as "racism", "antisemitism" etc in the political correct world. Obscene remarks are nothing but obscene remarks, in US you can sue everybody for anything, 3rd world still remain free from that paranoia. We are coming to the point that looking at girls ass (regardless the fact that she is wearing short shirt intentionally) is sexual harassment, there been cases like this won by some women. Believe in whatever you like but for me this is ridicules. That's why I've also asked where are you from.
In South America it is common for males to make remarks about females (but not rude as you've encounter) or calling someone who is black - black (negro), who is fat - fat (gordo), who is thin - thin (flaco) etc. That are common nicknames in fact. No one makes a fuss about it.
Jun 30, 2012 11:20 AM
16What we in the west consider as sexual harassment in the form of "unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks" is much more common in South America than on other continents. Fortunately for the most part they are just that, remarks. Many local woman take them as compliments. You can probably expect quite a few more comments on your missus' appearance.
From the sounds of it what this 3rd guy said was crossing the line of what is acceptable. This is not common and with any luck you won't encounter this again.
Jun 30, 2012 11:33 AM
17What you consider "sexual harassment" is not for S. Americans the same as interpreted in the US as it was very well put by hazzdawg. It starts and ends on the verbalization of names like "wow you're hot" or "give me your number".
However I see this as a very sick behavior in which it's true, many women indeed like it.
I know a well-to-do girl here in Brazil from a city countryside that was really mad in Brasilia due to the fact that after 4 months living in the city nobody in any situation "whistled" or "called her hot names" as she was used to.
I find this VERY sick of her. But if she likes it and the also very stupid man who do this also like it, I cant do anything for them. But indeed this really means she only feels valuable if she is desired sexually at that particular point in time.
Edited by: FabioRodrigues
Jun 30, 2012 11:53 AM
18I totally understand what everyone is saying, especially considering I live in one of Miami's biggest Latin communities. I should have emphasized that it was more the insult that got me heated, rather than the initial remark. Perhaps the guy just felt the need to insult her cause she ignored him.
Jun 30, 2012 12:18 PM
Jul 2, 2012 7:40 AM
20Too bad it didn't happen in Arequippa---we were told in Arequipa that people who bother tourists, don't get arrested--they disappear.
and as my old airline pilot friend likes to point out --the best thing about traveling South of the Border is that you can buy justice. He always says that if someone bothers you, just pay a cop to shoot the person.
Jul 2, 2012 1:00 PM
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