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Men say they sexually harass women because it’s fun, in new survey from Promundo.

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Ladies hold signs saying “I’m like your sister” (proper) and “The streets and the square are for men and women” during a protest in Cairo towards sexual harassment in 2012.

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Virtually every lady who’s been catcalled has questioned, to herself or to associates, what men get out of the sport. Do they really assume she’s going to stop, take out her earbuds, and hand over her telephone quantity? How many situations of road harassment truly finish in dates, sexual encounters, or loving relationships? Or do they identical to watching ladies get uncomfortable?

Christina Cauterucci is a Slate employees writer.

A report released in Might provides a little bit of insight into why males harass ladies in public and what environmental elements predispose them to such conduct. U.N. Ladies and Promundo, a worldwide group that includes men and boys in gender equality advocacy, surveyed 4,830 males in 4 nations in the Center East and North Africa: Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Palestine. Between 31 % (in Lebanon) and 64 % (in Egypt) of males admitted to harassing ladies in public areas with actions that ranged from ogling and sexual feedback to sexual groping and rape, and a large majority—virtually 90 % in Egypt—stated they harassed ladies simply because it was enjoyable.

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