A new study suggests that some women are naturally better at handling harassment. They shouldn’t have to be
Women are not the only ones who need to understand that objectification is a flawed cultural practice; that’s something everyone should learn. While it can help countless individual women to learn not to take such harassment personally, it helps society at large to discuss why harassment needs to be eradicated entirely. Support communities, like the ones the study advocates, are never a bad idea for helping people heal from the damaging effects of rape culture. They don’t, however, offer proactive strategies for eliminating sexual objectification, which the researchers see as a necessary added component.