When the heat soars and The Girls in Their Summer Dresses are on parade, the penises come out, hands start grabbing for flesh, and the whole world becomes hot and bothered!
A Recent New York Times article unmasked the ugly truth of the Summer subway underworld:
Women know the drill. Just as some men reflexively check to see if they have their wallets on a crowded train, women check their bodies.
Pull in your backside and your front. Wedge a large bag for protection between yourself and the nearest anonymous male rider, who might, just might, be planning something. Put on your fiercest face, and brace yourself for contact that seems too deliberate to be accidental, too prolonged to be random.
I know many women like Ms. Caccaro who have experienced the same sort of emotional mauling on public transportation in New York:
Jenna Caccaro, 22, a fashion student who lives in Brooklyn,
said she was first flashed on the subway when she was 15. She thought
it might have been because she was wearing her Catholic school uniform.
“I thought that maybe I’d done something to attract him,” she said,
“but my family reassured me he was just a sleaze.”
Is groping and flashing something each young female should be warned about before she ventures out alone in the big city?
Does “The Groping Talk” happen before or after “The Sex Talk?”
Vivian Lynch, 68, used to take the F train home to Queens.
She shivered at the memory. “It happened to me in the 70’s,” she said.
“Men used to touch women on the train and stand close to them and ruin
In some ways, groping seems almost an accepted part of subway culture.
Stephanie Vullo, 43, said she had dealt many times with men rubbing up
against her or trying to touch her on crowded No. 4 or 5 trains in the
morning when she takes her daughter to school. “It’s worse in the
summer months when everyone is wearing less clothing,” she said. “The
first time I turned around and yelled at the guy, but with my daughter,
I don’t want to get her upset.”
Why do men flash and grope women? Is it a thrill? Is it
an uncontrollable impulse?
Have you ever heard of a woman flashing or groping men on a train?
haven’t and I wonder if the reason women don’t flash and grope is
because someone just might take them up on their offer!