Men think about inappropriate sexual conduct in one situation only

Men think about inappropriate sexual conduct in one situation only.

Jackson Katz the US creator of programs around gender violence asked a group of men what strategies they consider to avoid inappropriate sexual conduct. The answer he received was, that they didn’t think about it at all or one other response was:

“Don’t go to prison.”

What about women?

3Plus then asked our women subscribers what they factored in to avoid inappropriate sexual conduct. We had so many different responses we couldn’t fit them in on a one-page infographic. We had almost 50 different strategies and they are still coming in. We tried to group them into typical categories and situations that crop up on a daily basis for all of us. The bottom line is that there are almost no situations where women at some point don’t consider their personal safety in relation to inappropriate sexual conduct. Many decisions which are routine for men become basic risk assessment exercises for women, focusing on how to minimise risk and not to expose themselves to any potential harm.

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