By youknowwhatitis - 22/06/2011 13:31 - Australia
By FreshFaced - 12/06/2011 11:46 - United Kingdom
By Anonymous - 02/08/2012 19:16 - Canada - Lloydminster
By Anonymous - 22/03/2011 14:59 - United States
By dearbailee - 18/09/2012 14:04 - United States
By Anonymous - 28/08/2013 00:32 - United States - Omaha
By ch4nny - 29/08/2014 01:47 - Australia - Sydney
By dinkley7 - 10/10/2021 20:01
By Ennui - 20/02/2010 19:12 - United States
By Auston - 17/07/2011 05:16 - United States
By Margo - 15/11/2011 15:16 - United States
By fuckall - 19/01/2011 11:05 - United States
By grooveshark - 30/09/2020 20:01
By alone_forever - 04/03/2009 21:03 - United States
By jina - 18/03/2009 03:48 - Korea Republic of
By Anonymous - 29/01/2021 08:01
By confused_girl - 01/08/2013 05:10 - United States - Cedar Rapids
By Merlin - 17/04/2012 17:37 - United States - Fairfield
By forgottendaughter - 17/01/2010 14:41 - South Africa
By Sally - 24/08/2018 22:00
By gmd05 - 31/07/2012 14:28 - United States
By M.L. - 06/09/2009 21:09 - United States
By liltravol23 - 15/01/2009 11:36 - United States
By FUCK GOD - 03/02/2013 23:04 - Argentina - Salta
By Female_Lucifer - 20/10/2013 13:02 - United States - New Lebanon
By Anonymous - 12/06/2009 07:53 - Canada
By sigh - 24/01/2009 01:55 - United States
By kylie - 15/11/2010 21:17 - Canada
By Anonymous - 15/01/2017 08:00
By Anonymous - 05/09/2021 11:00
By gabxoxo03 - 10/06/2011 19:06 - United States
By moncheri1314 - 10/09/2010 16:13 - France
By Andrew7847 - 22/04/2012 05:24 - United States - Fort Worth
By Anonymous - 06/01/2016 15:58 - United States - San Francisco
By Brett - 03/04/2017 22:00
By katta2009 - 29/08/2010 11:29 - United States
By BoldMoveCotton - 15/06/2016 21:30 - United States - Pleasant Hill
By Anonymous - 08/10/2021 11:01
By Anonymous - 22/11/2010 02:51 - United States
By Anonymous - 20/06/2015 01:22 - United States
By Bullet dodged - 20/02/2021 00:59 - United Kingdom
Add a comment - Reply to : #
Consider yourself lucky that you know how to wolf whistle and that was the first time you have EVER been slapped in the head.
Congratulations on the newly founded skill. You must have been too excited whistling so much that it annoyed someone. I would be too!
It's different when you're the one on the side of the harassment, especially if it's something you have to put up with on a daily basis. The whistler gets to whistle once and go on with his day, while the woman has to deal with it again and again from different people.
44, I am actually posting that comment as an American woman living in a foreign country, which means I get hit on a lot. I have learned that it's one thing to be repeatedly followed, have your picture taken, and have men try to touch you, but a simple whistle is an entirely different thing, and it just bothers me when other women try to make a huge deal out of it...
Not that I don't agree with you that some forms of street harassment can be MUCH more frightening than others, and it's not that I'm trying to tell you that your own experiences don't matter..... but, I DO tend to think of wolf whistling as unacceptable, and a BIG deal. I refuse to allow anyone to demean or harass me in public, even if it is less frightening than being followed or sexually assaulted.
My point is that a whistle is not harassment. The simple solution is to walk away. If you are truly being harassed, then use physical force and harsh words. But don't make a bigger deal out of something than it needs to be. Sorry if anyone finds this offensive.
I will admit that slapping someone for a whistle is probably more confrontational than I'd ever personally get, but that doesn't mean a whistle isn't harassment. The whole point of whistling at someone is to remind them that they're lesser than you and that you see them as a sexual object, which is incredibly obnoxious to experience when you're just trying to get to work or pick up some groceries. People who respect others don't make sexual come-ons like that at strangers in the street - I would say at the very least the asshole deserves to be flipped off.
70, they're having an intelligent discussion here. If you don't want to bother reading it, just don't. I agree with 86, in that you could potentially take it as a compliment, and although to be wolf-whistled at can br considered as harassment, you can easily choose to walk away from it.
yes most of you are so right. I mean making a noise, omg that's complete harassment and LOOKiNG at some one. wow I just can't stand for this. anybody who even glances at anybody should be declared a potential rapist and harraser and thrown in jail. *sarcasm* really it's just a noise. you could even take it as a complement if you like and if it bothers you just keep on moving. people in life have to deal with announces all the time it doesn't give anybody a right to slap them. as long as there not stocking, continually bothering you when you made it clear you wernt interested or anything worse then it's not harassment.
Like I said before I think a slap might be a bit extreme, but I don't think that automatically makes whistling an acceptable behaviour, particularly towards strangers. If you find someone attractive enough that you want to get their attention, you can go up and introduce yourself to them like an adult. Whistling at someone isn't going to get you a date (nor will honking, glaring, stalking, or groping), it serves no purpose and it's rude.
I absolutely agree. People saying "oh, it's not a big deal, whatever"... until you MAKE it a big deal it will keep happening!!! It is not "natural", men are perfectly capable of controlling themselves just like women are, it is also not cute. I used to get that shit all the time as a teen growing up in Philadelphia, now I live in Montreal and it NEVER happens, not from homeless guys, college students, anyone. Literally it's happened maybe twice in the 2 years I've lived here, I used to get that shit every day. So it is all social norms that dictate if it happens or not.