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  1. Treating

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  1. Treating

    Treating, in law, is the act of serving food, drink, and other refreshments to influence people for political gain. In various countries, treating is considered a form of corruption, and is illegal as such. Treating, in a social context, came about with the birth of leisure time in the late nineteenth century. Young working class women took pride in going out and enjoying the city’s “cheap amusements”. Some notable cheap amusements included public dances, amusement parks, and nickelodeon movie theatres. Although young working class women liked to go out, this often proved difficult, as their wages were very low. Young women dealt with this issue in numerous ways. Some refrained from going out or limited going out to special occasions, while others depended on their male counterparts to finance their pleasures. The latter solution is referred to as “treating”. Historian Kathy Peiss has popularized this term in many of her scholarly works such as Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York and “Charity Girls and City Pleasures”. The act of treating was an exchange between a man and a woman. A man would agree to pay for a woman’s outing in exchange for her company. Treating ranged from the more innocent to the more scandalous. Treating was seen as harmless when it was conducted between a “steady” couple and more risqué when it was performed on a casual basis. The women who engaged with this more risqué form of treating often reciprocated by performing sexual favors. These favors could be dancing, hugging, and kissing to full on sexual intercourse. The women who engaged with the more intense sexual acts were referred to as “charity girls”. These women did not see themselves as prostitutes but often walked a fine line between being treated and being paid for their sexual services.

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    Karen
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    Veena
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treating in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of treating in a Sentence

  1. Janice Bellucci:

    This is a solution without a problem, (The corrections department's) sign requirement is based upon myth, not facts. The facts are there are no reports in California of a sexual assault upon a child who goes trick or treating.

  2. Friedrich August von Hayek:

    There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as DeTocqueville describes it, a new form of servitude.

  3. Howard Simon:

    After nearly four years of litigation, this ugly attack on poor Floridians has finally come to an end, this law was always about scoring political points on the backs of Florida's poor and treating them like suspected criminals without suspicion or evidence.

  4. Mercedes Becerra:

    Even if children get ill with MDR-TB, they respond well if they get treatment, (Not treating them) is a huge missed opportunity - if you treat them, you can cure them.

  5. Matt Cagle:

    This proposal invites dragnet surveillance that history shows will disproportionately harm immigrants, communities of color, and activists, and it invites profit-seeking firms to violate Facebook and Twitter rules designed to keep users safe, treating social media users like suspects won't make us more safe, but it will make us less free.

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