Catcalled Men Don’t Like It, Either
If women catcalled men:
- Damn boy! You look mo-no-ga-mous!
- Hey baby! Hey baby! You hear me? Yeah, because you’re a good listener!
- Oooooooo!! You look so emotionally stable!!!!
- What you got under that shirt, sweetie? Bet it’s a good heart.
- You look like a real mess. Let me fix you!
You can see the live version here:
Real catcallers wouldn’t be so stereotypical: “Let me fix you!”
But turn the tables and plenty of guys say the playing field is unequal: Men yearn to be howled at!
Men may find lewd remarks less intimidating coming from a woman. But the guys in the video don’t seem to like it much.
And here’s what a few men had to say:
- Is that how males sound to females?
- I actually feel sorry for girls, from all the shit they have to put up with while walking past sexually frustrated men
- That was… mildly creepy…
- That awkward moment when this actually happened to me once
- I’m glad women don’t catcall because that was quite terrible and annoying
In response to a guy who said, “I really wish women actually did this,” another stated:
You claim that men would take catcalling from women as a compliment but that’s because you’ve never actually been catcalled. No one likes walking through the street and being told vulgar things by strangers who see you like a piece of meat. Instead of accusing women of overreacting, why don’t you actually listen to their stories?
It’s easy to show bravado when you know something is unlikely to ever happen to you.
The thing is, it’s not a compliment. Check out these synonyms for “catcall”:
Boo, hiss, jeer, derision
It’s really an act of domination which says,
I can verbally assault your person, and you can’t do anything about it.
One man seemed to sense how disempowering it can feel — even as he managed to stay arms length from any compassion:
Eventually women will become the stronger sex since so many men are turning into complete pussies.
News alert: No one likes to feel like a pussy.
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Posted on January 7, 2015, in feminism, objectification, psychology, rape and sexual assault, sexism, women and tagged catcalling, feminism, objectification, psychology, sexism, sexual assault, women. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.