Guys, we have to do better than this.
When a friend forwarded this video to me I knew what to expect from the title. A barrage of lecherous catcalls would be obvious. But this video has a deeper point that is illustrated by the disturbing 5-minute long walk-n-stalk, the illogical public shaming for not acknowledging the catcallers, and the creepy number of times “God” is invoked to get attention.
Here is a woman dressed by all means conservatively, actively ignoring any contact, and simply walking around in broad daylight… in no way at all is there room for the common apologist’s refrain “she’s asking for it.”
This video is jarring because of the constant one-way verbal assault and for its daylight portrayal of our entitlement culture—at one point a man refers to the woman by saying, “I just saw $1000.”
Guys, if you’re catcalling, you’re a problem. If your friends are catcalling and you’re not saying “cut it out, man”—you’re missing an opportunity to be the solution.