What Makes a Guy Creepy?
College women speak
Owen Huelsbeck and Chonsa Schmidt
In the broad conversation Americans are having about gender and sexual assault, some men seem to be confused about what is flirtatious and what is just creepy. Our Big Q podcasters Chonsa Schmidt and Owen Huelsbeck talked to women on the Santa Clara University campus about what behaviors cross the line. Topping the list were catcalling, touching by strangers, and not picking up on cues that the woman is uninterested. They also discussed how friends and allies can help when someone is being subjected to unwelcome attention. And they looked at how social norms which expect women to be nice and polite may inhibit them from warding off unwanted advances.