September 29, 2008

Under normal circumstances, this is where you’d find my half-joking reviews of the events of my life, but in today’s post, there’s something that’s a little more important that I wanted to draw everyone’s attention to. Don’t worry: I’ll be getting back to the more lighthearted stuff soon enough, but the kind of things that I’m going to write about in a second makes me so angry that I can’t see straight, and every once in a while, you have to take some time to remind people to not act like thoroughly horrible slime.

Here are only a few examples of several instances of harassment, stalking or assault that I’ve noticed in the city-
A couple of men grabbed a friend’s ass just because they wanted to see what her reaction was. When she got angry, they laughed at her. One of my friends who work with me was being constantly pestered by a man into giving her mobile number. No matter how many times she refused, he’d still keep asking her. Another friend of mine was openly criticized by a guy, for her ability to do something really well. Others have also confirmed he’d targeted several women with the same sort of ill-treatment and disapproval.

Quite simply, this behavior has got to stop. Our city should never be a sort of place where any woman, feels unsafe or attacked either orally or bodily in any form or type. There are those, sadly, who get off on this sort of behavior and assault, whether it’s to women walking on roads minding their own business or women revealing skin. This is not tolerable behavior under any condition, no matter what you look like or how you’re dressed, whether you are in a bikini or in formal wear.

In order to prevent such harassment there should be something like a zero tolerance for such aggravation or violence against any person and knowledge should be given to victims that they can safely and swiftly report such instances to someone in authority. Having no active guideline, and being unable to give a clear answer to questions about it, gives harassment and violence one more reason to be overlooked. Harassment shouldn’t have to happen at all, but it does under no definite directions about what to do and this unfortunately invites the prolongation of such unrefined behaviors or even worse.

And on that note, it’s time to call it a night. As always, feel free to let me know about anything that caught your eye.
Man… I can’t for the life of me remember what I did last night. Oh well, it’s probably best to move on. And what better way to move on than with Rooster.
That’s right, folks: It’s a Monday night on EC, and naming a band can only mean that it’s time once again for another round of ‘Eve’s Artist’. Here’s what I picked up this week…

Rooster's ‘Home’- is fantastic, and if you’re a new reader, it’s a done-in-one that makes it ideal for rocking on to. And if you’re not, well... Pretty awesome, right?


Now then, on with it!