I remember living on South Beach, and walking down Ocean Drive, heading in to work.
Apparently a woman can’t make a walk like that – to work, to school, to wherever – without having to listen to men at their most obnoxious. Cat-calls – they probably call them that because the sound of men whistling or making sexist remarks is just as pleasant as cats howling on the fencepost at night. Or chalk on a blackboard.
I’ve even heard guys argue that such behavior is a ‘compliment’. As if making women feel annoyed, even unsafe, is a compliment.
Apparently I’m not the only one who finds this behavior to be juvenile and annoying. Some found it downright dangerous.
CNN released a good piece today on catcalling and the associated dangers.
Here’s the link – and a quote: