The article does a quick summary of the types of bizarre comments made to women, and women's reaction. Clearly, the article struck a nerve. As at writing, there were 20,146 comments on The Guardian itself. And social media also loved the article: shared on Facebook 20,126 times, and Tweeted 987 times, among other shares.
I came across the lovely saying in one of those over 800 comments while reading on my phone. Alas, I can no longer find it on the web, so i can't give full credit.
But I do remember the writer saying that the sentiment was being taught at her son's school, in an effort to help guide boys as they began to develop more mature relationships.
What a great idea!
Let's hope that all schools cotton on to the idea.
Teaching respect with a bit of levity is always a good idea.
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