And of course... the video is an example of this type of behavior. Don't you feel a bit more educated now?
Or, it's a problem that is common in many areas, notably dense environments (where women happen to walk past more men in an hour), and is not limited to specific cultures.Again, the simple fact of the matter here is that this is only really a problem for a small minority of men, who generally tend to belong sub-cultural groups which make up small minorities of the overall population anyway.
I'm sorry, but this is a silly argument. It's not like they sent you a DVD in the mail with your name on it. You came across the video. If you sympathize with women who are frequently put in this kind of situation, you have the option to do something about it.Well, good for them. I'm still not seeing what that has to do with me, however.
To be clear, I am not marketing anything. I have no affiliation whatsoever with Hollaback, just pointing you to their website.No, but I'm not understanding what you think you're going to accomplish by marketing your "awareness" campaign primarily at Middle and Upper class audiences, when this is a primarily lower class problem to begin with.
The organization also wasn't targeting upper and middle class audiences. There is nothing in their materials which makes any such suggestion, and they repeatedly state that this problem is not limited by location, race, ethnicity, culture. It also doesn't depend on how the woman is dressed, whether she reacts or ignores them. All they did was put the video out there, the media picked it up, and as a result they've gotten millions of views, far beyond what they expected.
Ah, I see. So women are pregnant all the time, and want to clean stuff, and this inherently restricts their career preferences. Got it.It's called "nesting instinct."
Driven to clean: Nesting instinct among pregnant women has an evolutionary backstory
How does the nesting instinct, which only really kicks in well into pregnancy, preclude women from working as police officers, or doctors, or scientists, or computer programmers?
Do the number of women exceed the number of men in jobs like dental hygienists, speech therapy pathologists, paralegals, teachers, physical therapists, and doctor's assistants because of a nesting instinct, that only really kicks in well into pregnancy?
Did you not notice how the control in that study was other women? As in, most of the time women are not overwhelmed by a need to clean? (Did you even read the study, or just the abstract?)
I hate to break this to you, but you're drawing a patently ridiculous conclusion based on some useful research. It's one thing to note that women want to provide a clean and safe environment for their infants while pregnant (mostly around the 5th month of pregnancy). It's another, on that basis, to assume that women have an innate preference for domesticity, that is active 100% of the time, and somehow affects their career choice.
Thanks for the amusement, but no thanks for trying to bolster your pre-existing and culturally influenced ideas based on science.