Author: Bibby, Claire1
Published in National Security Journal, 05 April 2021
Concern for my physical safety; Avoiding gossip; Shy; Protecting my personal reputation; Protecting police reputation. Additional comments were made by 13 males. No women commented.
The main barriers for men communicating with people of a different gender are language barriers, which was selected by 49 males (70%) followed by concern for breaching a cultural practice or causing offence (34 males or 48.57%). Of the women, 11 (68.75%) said breaching a cultural practice or causing offence, would deter them from communicating with people of a different gender. Six women (37.5 %) said language is a barrier for them.