From Whistles to Harassment

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dc.contributor.author Geagea, Tatiana
dc.date.accessioned 2023-10-19T09:03:25Z
dc.date.available 2023-10-19T09:03:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2023 en_US
dc.date.issued 2023-05-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/15077
dc.description.abstract Street harassment refers to unwanted and unsolicited comments, whistles, and stares directed mostly at women in public spaces. It is a product of power dynamics where men intrude on a woman’s attention, invade her personal space, define her as a sexual object, and assert male dominance in a patriarchal society that favors masculine hegemony. This thesis aimed to investigate how can the age, socio-economic, class, and attractiveness of the predator as well as the location in which the accident occurred, impact women’s perceptions of such encounters as trivial encounters to brush over or as abhorring incidents to fear as harassment. The study followed feminist standpoint theory, utilizing as well of social psychology concepts to best understand women’s experiences. A total of 32 surveys and 10 interviews were conducted with LAU female students. The findings were analyzed following IPA and a synthesis of existing literature. Results show that catcalling sets itself as a form of Violence Against Women. The location of the incident, age, appearance, and socio-economic class all have an interrelated influence on women’s perceptions. Moreover, women have adopted avoidance tactics to defend themselves against catcallers, especially due to the distrust in Lebanese authorities and laws that fail to protect women’s rights. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Women -- Violence against -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Sexual harassment of women -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Sexual harassment -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title From Whistles to Harassment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Exploring the Perceptions and Misperceptions of Catcalling in Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201805403 en_US
dc.author.commembers Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 71 leaves):col. ill. en_US
dc.author.advisor Kreidie, Lina
dc.keywords Catcalling en_US
dc.keywords Power en_US
dc.keywords Social Psychology en_US
dc.keywords Feminism en_US
dc.keywords Violence Against Women en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 60-62. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2023.578
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2023.578
dc.author.email tatiana.geagea01@lau.edu en_US
dc.description.irb LAU.SAS.LK2.16/Feb/2023 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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