Reply to post: Re: No it isn't

Londoners react with horror to Tube Chat initiative

Steven Roper

Re: No it isn't

"A man persistently staring in a way that makes a woman (or a man or a child) feel unsafe and targeted"

And how is that decided exactly? What constitutes "persistently staring?" 2 seconds? 5? 10? Looking once? Twice? Ten times? Looking anywhere between chin and feet? Is there a difference between how long, and where, an attractive young guy is allowed to look and a creepy old guy is allowed to look?

When you define crimes based on people's feelings and emotional responses instead of concrete specific acts you create a situation in which anyone could be found to have broken the law simply because someone else didn't like the look of them. That is not, by any stretch, a free society.

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