Author Sandro

20.03.2019 14:48

Comics: The Awkward Elevator Moment

Comics: The Awkward Elevator Moment

For a long time, society was in denial about sexual harassment - denying its existence entirely, to be more precise. In this comic strip we're telling the story of how fear and silence on these issues harm not only women, but men too.

 

skp

skp

girls should have freedom

21.12.2020 11:28
Bobby

Bobby

Yes, I know that feel. Happens to me every time I enter elevator.

21.03.2019 15:09
liberal

liberal

Women are free to go wherever they want to.

21.03.2019 13:47
femenist

femenist

We should respect women.

21.03.2019 13:46
One more

One more

The elevator door opened and saw 2 ladies and a man, may be in his thirties. I entered and greeted good morning. No response. I turned my face, cursing myself.

21.03.2019 13:46
Don

Don

A professor told me about this conversation. In the elevator he commented to another professor that he was having trouble finding a babysitter. Just then the doors opened and several students entered. After the commotion settled the other professor turned to the first and said, “There is a very nice 14-year-old girl in my neighborhood. You might like to give her a call.” Everyone turned and looked at the two of them, shocked, but he only said, “You missed the first part of the conversation.”

21.03.2019 13:44
Camma

Camma

Turning red when Frederique van der Wal (circa 1995) turned to me and told me I had nice blue eyes.

21.03.2019 13:41
punk

punk

In high-school a buddy and I got stuck in an elevator for 4 hours. They had to drag the maintenance guy away from his daughters wedding..

21.03.2019 13:41
mahood

mahood

Nice one.

21.03.2019 13:39
egd16

egd16

Because men are NEVER called "guys" or are sexually assaulted.

21.03.2019 13:38
timo

timo

I completely fail to see how anyone can take offense to this. Is the cosmetics department also offensive? Activewear? Shoes? If the lady has to go home and look up the guidelines to determine whether she is supposed to be offended then clearly she is reaching. Reaching for some cheap limelight from the looks of it.

21.03.2019 13:37
Taiko

Taiko

If this advice had been given in the UK, I'd say "more misandric bullsh1t designed to demonise males." However, things are a bit different in Japan, which is why women-only trains exist.

21.03.2019 13:33
Barry

Barry

Well, if the goal is to increase the general misogyny in the world, I think its a great start. Surely a lot of men will begin down the path of hating women once they have received this treatment a few times. And what results do you expect from that?

21.03.2019 13:32
noah

noah

Better idea. As part of Abenomics and to reduce unemployment, put a dude/woman with lightstick or ill-fitting uniform in every elevator in the country, thus preventing attacks.

21.03.2019 13:31
bushmaster2000

bushmaster2000

Actually, no we wouldn't. Just because some guy gets on the elevator and a woman doesn't like how he looks, it doesn't give the woman carte blanche to assault him.

21.03.2019 13:31
Novenachama

Novenachama

Alex Einz said: 1. Just use the darn stairs! Always take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spots)

21.03.2019 13:29
James

James

Best advice for men - refrain from entering buildings as they may have elevators, and some insecure neurotic woman may have just exited an elevator looking for a man to fear and accuse of being a rapist.

21.03.2019 13:28
Dowson

Dowson

This article and some of the comments make me think that I should never get into an elevator with a woman in case I am assumed to be a pervert. If a woman gets in the elevator I should probably get out quickly. I didn't realise society was operating on this level of fear.

21.03.2019 13:27
Alex Einz

Alex Einz

I got a better suggestion that would work both to keep ladies on good physical form and reduce the stupidity in the above suggestion... Ladies that are scared of men and afraid every second something will happen can do : Study self protection ( effective and well popular ) or...and even better for the form! Just use the darn stairs!

21.03.2019 13:25
kibousha

kibousha

Why is it that "fight back" never advised ? Afraid that it would break the "wa" spirit of Japanese women ? I saw a documentary once on discovery channel about FBI profiling rapists. They basically asked rapists "what make good targets ?". One of the result was "appearing weak". Most would give up if the to-be victim even put up a little bit of a fight, for fear of getting caught if they can't do their act fast enough.

21.03.2019 13:25
Dannis

Dannis

Introduce women only Elevators? Don't solve the cause solve a symptom!

21.03.2019 13:24
candice

candice

Or how about we teach men it's not ok to grope or grab or sexually harass women? What an idea!

21.03.2019 13:24
Storm

Storm

Damm not every man who stpes into an elevator is a baddie. Next they will have woman only elevators. Fairly ridiculous sexist stupid article really.

21.03.2019 13:23
Chin chaen

Chin chaen

According to Tokyo police Take care when riding elevators if someone enters just before the doors close. If you find yourself alone with a person you do not know, stand in the location shown in the diagram, keeping your back to the wall, not the other person. Stand close to where you can reach the emergency bell, and get off the elevator at the nearest floor. After doing so, check to see which floor the elevator has stopped at before boarding again and making your way to your floor.

21.03.2019 13:21
sita

sita

As harassing women at workplaces are really common so its not her mistake that she thought in that way maybe she is the victim of harassment.

21.03.2019 13:00
kendra

kendra

Don't be quick in judging others.

21.03.2019 12:56
lara

lara

Coincidence that both are going in the same direction that never happened that way by the way

21.03.2019 12:53
queen

queen

Look how negative thought can affect someones life.

21.03.2019 12:51
phillips

phillips

Not mine but a good friend's story: My friend was a Japanese interpreter for the 2006 Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo. She happened to be staying at the same hotel as the USA swim team. She got onto an elevator late one night and Michael Phelps and another female swimmer were already in the elevator. As they were ascending, Phelps and the girl were going off about how they were going to rail each other and just literally fuck until they passed out. They assumed that my friend who is Japanese-american didn't understand a lick of english. My friend got off a few floors below them. When exiting she told them to "have a nice night". She didn't look back but I can only imagine their faces showed some embarrassment. But then again its Michael Phelps so he probably didn't even care.

21.03.2019 12:49
Grogan72

Grogan72

I was a teenager, in a hotel elevator in NYC with a younger girl I knew and I couldn't resist the urge so I jumped...........up in the air, and when I landed, the elevator wobbled, and froze in between floors. The girl started bawling, believing we would fall to our deaths 42 floors below. We were stuck there for 30 minutes before they opened the doors and had us slide out.

21.03.2019 12:47
Razril

Razril

I have a Japanese friend who lives here in the Philippines. During her first month she found herself alone in an elevator with some guy who just spontaneously started singing. It's not really that common here, but yeah, it does happen. My friend was totally shocked, she didn't know what to do, if it was some culture-thing or if she was expected to do anything or what... ...so she clapped.

21.03.2019 12:44
Evan

Evan

if we consider at road side scene it's ok, but in elevator dont consider old assumtions on everyone or your bad experience thoughts on everyone

21.03.2019 12:43
Bembons

Bembons

nobody can untill she dont allow

21.03.2019 12:40
Torreto001

Torreto001

Why, debating on something useless which we cannot clarify?

21.03.2019 12:39
Ace2896

Ace2896

All men are the same.

21.03.2019 12:38
Davy jones

Davy jones

she was just curious

21.03.2019 12:38
Albert

Albert

See, @Rose has cleared that it can also happen by women's side :D

21.03.2019 12:38
Rose

Rose

It's really weird when we have to stay there with a man for a minute unless he is handsome :P :P

21.03.2019 12:37
Obrien

Obrien

She, ran away just because his house was in the same direction :P Poor assumptions, but for a girl at night maybe considered as positive one.

21.03.2019 12:32
Ramson56

Ramson56

Without anything you know about the other person how someone can blame?

21.03.2019 12:30
blurr

blurr

Don't just stick to elevator, move on and take everything in it, you will find it everywhere

21.03.2019 12:29
Monto987

Monto987

@Rocky89, Mostly by men, please check out the worldwide ration.

21.03.2019 12:28
Rocky89

Rocky89

it dosen't always by men's side :P women's are also caught doing the same stuff.

21.03.2019 12:27
jacob449

jacob449

Why considering something like this in just elevator's? it happend everywhere whenever someone determined to it.

21.03.2019 12:23
Romen

Romen

Often, word is little awkward, well i don't think so that happend a lot, i mean how much someone can tease other or a women in a minute or 2

21.03.2019 12:21
Blesh

Blesh

@Nina, I was just making it more funny, that dosen't mean that you can apply your ugly words every men got it.

21.03.2019 12:20
Nina

Nina

@Blush, Exactly that's how all men thought about women's when they found some point like that.

21.03.2019 12:19
Blesh

Blesh

Yeahhhh, Lust start's when lift doors will be closed :P

21.03.2019 12:18
Leo

Leo

Well, It happens often in real life,

21.03.2019 12:17
Daniel

Daniel

@Abraham, I mean don't judge other person that weather he's good or bad just on your assumption

21.03.2019 12:16
Amanda

Amanda

Exactly Totally agreed with Daniel.

21.03.2019 12:14
Abraham

Abraham

@Daniel, What do you mean by that?

21.03.2019 12:14
Daniel

Daniel

Well, At least do not assume anything by yourself

21.03.2019 12:13

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