A flirt or a predator? Callers share thoughts on flirting in light of #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has forced society to become more aware and sensitive to sexual ethics in our everyday interactions.

This shift has placed a greater emphasis on understanding the differences between things like consent and coercion.

702's Eusebius McKaiser asked callers to share their thoughts on how an interaction such as flirting has changed in light of the #MeToo movement.

Read: How the #MeToo movement is changing approaches to dating and sex

It's become clear that more people are trying to carefully navigate the line between flirting and harassment or sexual predation.

They're having to rethink what is considered appropriate or inappropriate behaviour in various contexts.

Also read: What have you taught your sons about sex? Sexual ethics 101

Below are some of the comments from listeners.

It's really about teaching boys and girls about consent. It starts from there.

Yolanda, Caller

I find it so difficult to flirt with women because they either think you're a pervert or trying to spend money on them... I'm afraid of dating these days.

Bongani, Caller

Flirting, especially in writing, is no longer safe. Even if it's innocent with this thing of screenshots.

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