Reading : “Men sexually harass women because they are not sexist” by Satoshi Kanazawa

“Men sexually harass women because they are not sexist”, part 1 and 2, Satoshi Kanazawa, 2009.

Two parts article by Psychology Today, relating how sexual harassment against women can be seen as a simple difference of behavior and not a matter of power position. The first part describes how men and women have different sexual behaviors and are more likely to have ‘casual sex’ than women and how this could explain that, because men have different needs, they sexually harass women. According to the author, another explanation could be that “as Linda Mealy […] puts it:  “That females are selected to be coy will mean that sometimes saying ‘no’ really does mean ‘try a little harder.’”  Of course, women sometimes do mean no when they say no, but this isn’t always the case.”

The second part of the article explain that men have had behavior which can be qualified as sexual harassment between each other for a long time and the only change is in the fact that women have entered labor force and therefore, are now experiencing those kind of behaviors.

Note : Satoshi Kanazawa, author of those articles, was dissmissed from Psychology Today after publishing an article called “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” in 2011, qualified as racist and sexist and have published many other controversial articles such as, for example : “Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?”.

References :, “Psychology Today Hates Feminism”, Tracie Egan Morrissey, 2011.


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