The more women assert themselves the more they are being disrespected and insulted by men. This has become more and more common nowadays when we stand on the threshold of a different world order, where more women assume more of the former male dominated jobs and positions.
The worst insult to a woman, a stranger, a customer, a colleague, is to call her “sweetheart”. Nothing could be more degrading or demeaning, showing a total lack of respect (unless it is to their own wives and in privacy). And where does this end ? Not surprisingly, it ends exactly in physical abuse. Like the one perpetrated by newly arrived migrants from the Middle East on European women. Assuming that those women are free game. Lucky, the likes of the Republican nominee for the US presidency who openly brags about women in the worst possible manners, can be ‘shot down’ – by not voting for him. The first step in referring to women with derogatory names is often followed by physical attacks. Men who respect women neither call them “sweetheart” nor physically touch them, nor rape them.
I cannot tell you how many times some delivery person or otherwise some store clerk or business owner has insulted me with calling me “sweetheart”. Or some hired contractor tried to grab me. Maybe they are so dumb that they actually believe that women consider this a compliment.
Today the same happened: some (Ali, Mohammed, Jousuf) person delivering furniture for me called me “sweetheart”, repeatedly. When I told him “do not call me sweetheart”, he responded: “what else you want me to call you” ? Although my name is clearly printed on all the furniture boxes from IKEA. Might seem funny to some, but obviously can result in a more dangerous situation, if I were to give that guy (after I told him NOT to call me “sweetheart”) a knuckle buster right into his guts. Resulting (who knows) that he pulls out an explosive belt and blows up our building. My recourse ? Report this incident to the Customer Service of the company he had been hired by. THIS MUST STOP ONCE AND FOR ALL.