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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Astoria on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:44PM »
So what do we have here? A stranger on a bus asks if you are single <chat up alert> You asked how old he was <responsive chat up alert> He tells you and you respond as you feel flattered that you're old enough to be his Mum. He says he doesn't mind <serious chat up alert> Frivolous flirting with a stranger on a bus. Perhaps you should have reported this incident to the bus company. He could have been a stalker on a bus.

If this same complimentary frivolous chat up happened to you in the workplace by a man with 'power' who you knew then you'd feel threatened, humiliated or embarrassed. Then perhaps make a complaint?

I don't get it.

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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by ellieni on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:43PM »
I encouraged a complete stranger with my friendliness?  Where you there?  Good grief.

Where is this analysis of my story going?

Going nowhere as I see it .
 You took it as a bit of banter, as I would have done , in the incident that you talked about . I love banter ,and  it often cheers me up too.

The world would be a much, duller place with it .  I have often indulged in it with strangers in Asdas   :) 
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by guest1764 on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:42PM »
Indeed, NZ.  I am a frequent user of public transport and talk to a lot of people, more so nowadays because I have a fluffy little dog who goes with me everywhere and people come up to us to chat to her.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by NZ on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:40PM »
 This is getting silly.  In the UK  in the part of the country where my family live,when riding public transport I talk to strangers,  I very much doubt that the strangers to whom I talk to take it as a 'come on' and neither do I expect one of them to be distracting me so as to steal my wallet or follow me when I get off of the bus.   But thirty years ago if I had been a young woman of 20years old  and my boss made a crass comment when I was alone in a lift with him, I may have been worried/upset or even frightened. Two very different stories.

Sorry. OK enough.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by guest1764 on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:33PM »
Why this constant questioning of my story and me?  Is there a point to it?

I see you deleted your post and replaced it.  OK.  Enough.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by SG on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:32PM »
I'm not going to argue the toss with you Robyn.

I think we should return to the topic don't you?
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by guest1764 on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:32PM »
No you weren't in the workplace, you encouraged a complete stranger who could have taken your friendliness as a 'come-on' and followed you off the bus with goodness knows what consequences, or as Astoria has pointed out could have been distracting you whilst his mate stole your bag or purse

Someone you don't know, and whose intentions you don't know creates a huge imbalance

I encouraged a complete stranger with my friendliness?  Where you there?  Good grief.

Where is this analysis of my story going?
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by guest534 on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 16:23PM »
You have more stamina than I, Robyn.
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by SG on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 15:57PM »
No, not at all similar. I wasn't in the workplace and didn't feel threatened, humiliated or embarrassed.  The young man wasn't my boss so there was no imbalance of power in the encounter.

No you weren't in the workplace, you encouraged a complete stranger who could have taken your friendliness as a 'come-on' and followed you off the bus with goodness knows what consequences, or as Astoria has pointed out could have been distracting you whilst his mate stole your bag or purse

Someone you don't know, and whose intentions you don't know creates a huge imbalance
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Front Page / Re: Harassment, Parliament and the BBC
« Last post by Beppy on Mon 06-Nov-2017 | 15:56PM »
I wonder where all of these ill mannered men are? I don't know any so are they only men in positions of power?
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