April 18, 2015 7:00 pm -


The French study of women shows 100% experienced sexual harassment on public transportation.

A study of 600 women in two suburbs of the French capital asked if any of them had suffered sexual harassment while traveling on public transportation, reports the Local.

One hundred percent of the women replied they had.

The harassment involved “any kind of words or behavior that are intended to create a situation that is intimidating, humiliating, degrading or offensive.”

The government’s health minister Marisol Touraine told French TV the government would act on the report, which she said was of “high quality.”

She said the government would “take action” within weeks.



D.B. Hirsch
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17 responses to 100% Of Women In Study Claim Sexual Harassment

  1. Carla Akins April 18th, 2015 at 7:02 pm


    • whatthe46 April 18th, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      and yes yes yes!!!

  2. fancypants April 18th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    if you think france is bad
    go check out spain

    • Um Cara April 18th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Or Italy

      • fancypants April 18th, 2015 at 8:01 pm

        almost forgot
        heard a few tourist horror stories in Italy

      • allison1050 April 19th, 2015 at 9:04 am

        Or the US

        • Um Cara April 19th, 2015 at 10:25 am

          Probably true – but some countries are pretty over the top compared to the US. Choco’s example of Japan probably being the ‘winner’ in this category from what I have seen.

          • allison1050 April 19th, 2015 at 12:11 pm

            I can attest to the US, people like to point to other countries without looking at ours whatever the subject is. Since I was born here I begin by pointing my finger here because unfortunately it’s true THEN I can point to other countries.

          • Um Cara April 19th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

            I can attest to the US, people like to point to other countries without looking at ours whatever the subject is.
            Interestingly I’ve actually noticed just the opposite about Americans. We are one of the most self aware countries I know of – if not THE most self aware*. On the whole, we are pretty open about our problems, IMO. I do believe that is a good thing and that we should always look inwards first. Certainly on this site 99% of the discussion is around US policies/positions/problems/etc…

            *I too was born in the US, but have lived outside of it, have traveled extensively around the world for the past couple decades & count at least as many non Americans as friends as I do Americans.

          • Gina April 19th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

            Let us not forget Brazil!

          • Um Cara April 19th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

            I never rode public transit in Brazil, but one female friend did relay a pretty horrible experience she had on a train commuting into Sao Paulo. It ended with the offender having the hell beaten out of him by other men on the train, however.

            I will say – one year I spent Carnaval in Salvadore com minha super, super linda namorada. I was worried that I would spend the entire Carnaval getting in arguments w/ Brasileiros trying to kiss her. Didn’t happen at all, the only problem we ran into was with some British men so enchanted with her bunda that they thought it appropriate to snap several pictures of her when we were laying on the beach recovering from the previous night. (Words were exchanged, pictures were deleted)

          • Gina April 19th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

            LOL The subway in Rio can be a problem…

    • CHOCOL8MILK April 19th, 2015 at 12:47 am

      or Tokyo Japan… a lot of groping men on public transportation there

  3. Mike April 18th, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Frog government is on it, expect this problem to get worse in 3…2,…1…

  4. Robert M. Snyder April 18th, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    It really ticks me off when boys and men are always presumed to be the perpetrators.

    When I was in high school, I frequently experienced “words or behavior that were intended to create a situation that was intimidating, humiliating, degrading or offensive”.

    In seventh grade, I got beat up so badly by another boy that the principal called my mom to pick me up and take me to the doctor. The doc promptly sent me to get my head x-rayed, because he thought my jaw might have been broken. I couldn’t breath through my nose for several days because of the blood clots. When I went back to school, a lot of boys teased me because I was a “sissy” who let himself get beat up.

    Some time later, at wrestling practice, the older boys put me in a “jock lock” in the lobby where the cheerleaders were practicing. In case you don’t know, a jock lock is where they place you on your stomach, pull down your shorts, press your feet up to your butt, and then lock them in that position by pulling your jock strap over your ankles. So I’m lying there on my stomach while a bunch of girls are looking at my balls and giggling. This was seventh grade.

    Some people are animals. Did we really need a study to figure that out? And why did the study label this behavior as “sexual” harassment? Do they think that boys and men never get harassed? Did they even consider asking the men on the subways whether they get harassed? Jewish men? Gay men? Short men? Homeless men? Disabled men? Blind men? Elderly men? Lots of men are harassed, in subways and in other places.

    A study of harassment that only includes women is like a study on heart disease that only includes men. Both sexes are victims, and if we’re talking about “words that are humiliating, degrading, or offensive, then both sexes are perpetrators, too.

    • allison1050 April 19th, 2015 at 9:00 am

      I’m so sorry for your experience Robert. Kids are the worst animals around in my opinion. I was harassed in 8th grade but it was by 8 girls, they threatened to beat me up (pack mentality).

  5. fahvel April 20th, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Hollande will make a statement and all nasty french men will change their patterns of behavior to accommodate anyone who has ever been harassed in the past. So simple that even an american racist could be changed and then they would give up the guns voluntarily and have them converted into walkers for the folks who will live longer because of the new found joy of non harassment.