Harassers often claim their victim is not attractive enough to harass or rape. It is part of the problem.
31 years ago at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, a disgruntled man walked into a mechanical engineering class room. It was the beginning of a rampage that resulted in the murder 14 women. An additional 10 women and 4 men were wounded in what has become known as the Montreal Massacre. Why did the gunman do this? He was fighting feminism. It said so in the suicide note.
The hyper-sexualization of youth has long been recognized as harmful to children, and the explosion of social media technologies has only made the situation worse. Young girls are increasingly pressured to look and act like the images they see in social media.