Originally Posted by e1618978
My relative is a native of Manhatten, I doubt that being looked at bothered her. All of the female ESL teachers had the same problem. Maybe it is only westerners that have the problem or something.
You didn't answer the question. Was she assaulted? Or was it fear/hearsay of the "danger"?
I've been in Hong Kong 15 1/2 years. I've never even EVER heard of an expat woman being assaulted on the train -- not even once. I'd think it's more likely that the expat women wouldn't be assaulted, since they are more likely to be the ones to speak out.
Seriously, I'd love to know more about the grounds for your assertion, other than your relative's reported perception of the situation. I also question your baseless assertion that "all of the female ESL teachers had the same problem". I currently know a few dozen female ESL teachers, and NONE of them have any problem, nor have they ever. Even the young and pretty ones... even the white ones with big breasts, blond hair, slim waists... even the sexy ABC or BBC girls, or the Filipinas or Indians (both groups are sadly discriminated against here). I think your story is full of it, actually.