Beware the Masher: Sexual Harassment in American Public by Kerry Segrave

By Kerry Segrave

This booklet examines the historical past of sexual harassment in America’s public locations, equivalent to at the streets and on public transit autos, within the interval 1880 to 1930. Such habit was once stated then as mashing with the harasser most ordinarily being referred to as a masher. it all started round 1880 as a reaction to the women’s move as ladies in the United States elevated their efforts to achieve extra freedom of flow and bigger independence.
girls going out and approximately all alone, or in simple terms with different ladies, threatened male dominance and keep watch over of society. One reaction through males was once to show to the sexual harassment of these ladies after they have been by myself in public areas. This ebook seems to be on the quantity of the matter, editorial critiques at the topic, the tendency responsible the sufferer, and the responses of ladies within the streets to the harassment. to boot, the activities and reactions of the courts and the activities and reactions of the police are studied. a lot of the sexual harassment of this era came about within the daylight hours hours, in busy parts of cities.

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