A Public Service Announcement to all Catcallers: I know this may come as a shock, but contrary to popular belief, I do not wake up every morning and put on a cute little outfit to impress the downtown construction workers as I walk by.
I’m not saying that all guys do all of these things, but whenever a guy does, it brings shame upon our entire gender.
When you’re a woman in living in a big city, catcalling very rarely shocks you. Inevitably, it becomes an ever-present part of the background noise of the streets we walk down. We know it’s there, we hear what’s being said, but we keep moving in the hopes that the words somehow won’t touch us if we get far away fast enough.
I remember one time I went to a party and saw a woman who I thought was stunningly beautiful. So much so that I felt the need to tell her.
Let’s break this down, logically.
20. Feeding into online trolls.
“You girls are adorable, congratulations!” I said with a smile.
3. The way they incessantly touch their testicles.
Catcalling and harassment is always about what almost everything sexual is about – power.
Men: misogyny is so ingrained in this society that some women will take your disrespect as a compliment.