This research study analyzes the use of piropos as a dominant part of Buenos Aires street culture. Piropos are locally defined as advances made by male strangers toward women in the public sphere, and they typically include: following, staring, unsolicited sexual/romantic comments and physical contact. Although these amorous or sexually expressive advances have been historically viewed as harmless, the local development of anti-piropo campaigns in Buenos Aires indicates that this flirtatious public act is more damaging than previously recognized.
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- Women's Studies
- Buenos Aires
- Discrimination in language
- Compliments--Social aspects--Argentina--Buenos Aires.
- Language and sex--Argentina--Buenos Aires.
- Language and sex
- Men--Argentina--Buenos Aires--Language.
- Women--Argentina--Buenos Aires--Social conditions.
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-112)Note typebibliography
- English and SpanishNote typelanguage
- Field of study: Social justice and human rights