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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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  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. Tom Shields:

    Both sides are treating( Michigan) as though it's absolutely critical, michigan Democrats can't afford to lose it, and Republicans would love to win it.

  2. Guilhem Molinie:

    What we need is the answer to the question that we are asking everybody ... Why this hospital was targeted. Up to now there is no answer to this question, if we don't have the guarantee that treating patients coming from both sides of conflict is respected by all parties in the conflict, we cannot continue to do that in Afghanistan, but potentially all over the world.

  3. Thomas Szasz:

    Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    They are treating me like family now, they have expressed almost precisely in these terms, the children will not have to worry about their education, for their entire education basically.

  5. Ben Carson:

    We have to start treating people the same and finding out what they really think, people who know me know I’m an honest person.

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