I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Reeve has learned about "bustle pinchers," men who sexually harass women on streetcars, and he's horrified. He now rides with Flossie to work every day, even though it's a different streetcar than the one he'd need to take to work, to see to it that no one bothers her.
For some reason all of this reminded me of a contemporary-set book I read a while back, where the female main character bemoaned feminism. Something to the effect of "Sometimes a woman just wants to be sexually harassed! Is that so bad?" I want to throw this book at that author.