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Beware the Masher : Sexual Harassment in American Public Places, 1880-1930

By: Segrave, Kerry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (241 p.).ISBN: 9781476614618.Subject(s): Sexual harassment -- United States -- History | Sexual harassment of women -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Sexual harassment of women -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beware the Masher : Sexual Harassment in American Public Places, 1880-1930DDC classification: 364.15/3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Rules of Conduct; 2. Description and Extent; 3. Editorials and Opinions; 4. Blame the Victim; 5. Women Respond with Words and Guile; 6. Women Respond Physically; 7. Women Respond with Weapons; 8. Women Respond Through a Protector; 9. Bystanders Respond; 10. Laws; 11. Courts, Actions and Reactions; 12. Remedies; 13. Crusades; 14. The Police, Actions and Reactions; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This book examines the history of sexual harassment in America''s public places, such as on the streets and on public transit vehicles, in the period 1880 to 1930. Such behavior was referred to then as mashing with the harasser most commonly being called a masher. It began around 1880 as a response to the women''s movement as females in America increased their efforts to gain more freedom of movement and greater independence. Women going out and about on their own, or only with other women, threatened male dominance and control of society. One response by men was to turn to the sexual harassment of those women when they were alone in public places. This book looks at the extent of the problem, editorial opinions on the subject, the tendency to blame the victim, and the responses of women in the streets to the harassment. As well, the actions and reactions of the courts and the actions and reactions of the police are studied. Much of the sexual harassment of this period took place in the daytime hours, in busy areas of cities.
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Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. Rules of Conduct; 2. Description and Extent; 3. Editorials and Opinions; 4. Blame the Victim; 5. Women Respond with Words and Guile; 6. Women Respond Physically; 7. Women Respond with Weapons; 8. Women Respond Through a Protector; 9. Bystanders Respond; 10. Laws; 11. Courts, Actions and Reactions; 12. Remedies; 13. Crusades; 14. The Police, Actions and Reactions; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

This book examines the history of sexual harassment in America''s public places, such as on the streets and on public transit vehicles, in the period 1880 to 1930. Such behavior was referred to then as mashing with the harasser most commonly being called a masher. It began around 1880 as a response to the women''s movement as females in America increased their efforts to gain more freedom of movement and greater independence. Women going out and about on their own, or only with other women, threatened male dominance and control of society. One response by men was to turn to the sexual harassment of those women when they were alone in public places. This book looks at the extent of the problem, editorial opinions on the subject, the tendency to blame the victim, and the responses of women in the streets to the harassment. As well, the actions and reactions of the courts and the actions and reactions of the police are studied. Much of the sexual harassment of this period took place in the daytime hours, in busy areas of cities.

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Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, ticket-scalping, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking and shoplifting. He lives in British Columbia.

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