Originally Posted by Calypso Chanta
Historically and socially speaking, hasn't it always been the guy goes and speaks to the female most times?
Trying to initiate a conversation with a stranger that you find attractive on a respective level usually always starts with simple manners, "hello, how are you?" From the female a simple, "no not interested" or "I'm well" and keep it moving is really all it takes. It's simple etiquette. Misinterpreting non-invasive greetings for harassment isn't going to get this cause any positive attention. Especially since remaining silent is a rude response
to a respectful greeting.
Are there inappropriate advances in the video? Yes.
Is this video the best way to showcase this? No.
Additionally, your not going to find support on this issue when someone essentially has a problem with being told that they look nice too much.
Comparatively you have the digital age of ego self masturbation where people do so much to receive a 'like' on a multitude of different social media platforms and don't know how to handle the pseudo-celeb attention that comes with that in real life. Is this an issue for women? Yes, but with a caveat of women having to accept that social norm of when a man finds a woman attractive, most times he's is going to speak. The line of whether the words spoken are subjectively appropriate or not is too slippery of a slope to get a universal standard behind.
This is not and should not be accepted as a social norm. As a man in his mid-20s, I have never said anything to a woman on the street in passing. It doesn't matter that you think you are being friendly bycomplimenting someone. Walking down the street is not the same as being in a social environment like a bar or a club where your objective in being there is assumed to be social in nature (wanting to talk to people, meet new people, have fun). It is also not the same as posting photos on a social media network where the entire point of the process is to project your image to others for comment. There is no good reason for you, as a grown man, to comment on a complete stranger's looks in the middle of the street. If that is how you think men should treat women and if you think that's a good way to "pick up women" then you have some serious growing up to do.