My law class makes me hate society
For my law class, I have to post on the discussion boards about this case where a woman tried to file a claim against construction workers who catcalled at her, but her cause of action was deemed invalid and her case never went anywhere. We’re supposed to make our own thread, then reply to other classmates’ analyses in order to get the full participation grade.
Pretty much every opinion I’ve read so far (I haven’t made it through all of them, and also, some were written by fellow women) have been anti-women. One woman said something like “it’s against the law to whistle?” Like, um, WHAT? Another woman just said, “She shouldn’t walk there anymore. It’s not unlawful to catcall.” People think catcalling is “humiliation,” and not what it actually is.
I mean Jesus Fucking Christ. Anytime someone beeps at me when I’m walking alone, I have this moment of panic that this is the fucker who’s gonna pull over and try to rape me in the back of his truck.
Because it happens. And it’s condoned!
I have to respond to my classmates in a sane, logical way. I better not be the only person who thinks she (the woman in the case) had a valid cause of action.
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- stitchforgood said: It’s certainly immoral but in the world of truly frivolous lawsuits, making it illegal would probably result in even more mockery and abuse of the system and might backfire on the actual issue. If that helps. :(
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