Unfortunately, as I'm sure you probably know, catcalling is an issue that women face all the time. Big city or small one. As uncomfortable of a topic it seems to be for many people, it's still an on-going issue. The question is why? In this particular video, the girl has some slick comebacks to make the callers uncomfortable.. But unfortunately, most females would never have that sort of courage to talk back. Personally, I live in a pretty small city.. (At least in my area) it's got 20,000 residents.. And the downtown area is basically one street. I've never once been able to walk down there alone without getting creepy states.. I was followed home once by this one guy in a truck, actually.
I just read a statistic that 96% of women under 40 have been cat called in the past year. How crazy is that?
Anyways! What's your opinion on catcalling? Do you see it happening? Does it happen to you? How does it make you feel to see this sort of thing happening?
Most Helpful Guy
I think its a dumb thing to do. Me being a guy, and not being around girls a lot, i haven't seen it much.
This one time, i was sipping a beer at a local pizza place and there was this one guy there drinking a beer with his teenage son. I knew this person was a dumbass just from that, drinking beer with his kid.
But then a girl walks by and i happen to make eyecontact with her. She actually smiles at me, so i smile back. She passes by us and the middle aged beerdad spots her and makes an obscene catcall, and for some reason she didn't see him, looks back at me with a mixture of shock and disguist. Then she walks away.. She actually tought i did it!!!
For once a girl smiles at me for no reason and the next thing , this happens!
I wanted to get up and knock one over the old fools head right that instant. i looked at him and he had the dumbest look on his face. The urge was bad, but i didn't wanna fight him infront of his kid (as if he isn't f*cked already) and i didn't want to be banned from that place (pizza and beer is good there)
I think that it makes girls feel uneasy, and if you are in a circle, intentionally or not, of men who do that, it makes us guys uneasy as well. We dont wanna be seen as creeps...
Most Helpful Girl
😂 Ah, that was priceless.
Anyway... I don't really have a strong opinion towards cat-calling, because I have never actually experienced or seen the kind of cat-calling that was shown in the video. I think I've had a "hey, pretty lady!" thrown at me once and only once in my entire life. Granted, I live in a big city, so it's probably different from smaller cities or more rural areas. Plus, it's Canada, and we've supposedly got world-renowned manners over here, lol.
But, in regards to whether the idea of being cat-called makes me uncomfortable, my opinion is this: it depends on whether the verbal remains verbal or transitions into something physical. As long as the cat-caller doesn't make any move to follow me, I wouldn't particularly care for it. People can scream as much obscenities as they want; as long as they're not impeding me physically or getting in my personal space, I'm rather detached about it.
Given that most of my uncomfortable experiences with strangers have consisted of said stranger getting up close and personal and engaging me in a conversation that I don't wish to have, a simple cat-call from across the street or from a passerby would actually be kind of a welcome reprieve. As long as they're not sitting around to chat, they're welcome to shout as much as they want as we pass each other by.1