Woo hoo! I'd tap that. Gimme gimme! Mmmmmm, mommeeeee! Shake dat thang.
Wolf whistles, catcalls, hey babys - whatever name you want to give them, hollering unsolicited words at a female, is harassment.
When the video made by the anti harassment group Hollaback began making the rounds last week, one could have hoped it would open eyes, provide a reality check to those guilty of this behavior.
Instead, the young lady (Shoshana Roberts) who volunteered to walk around New York City for 10 hours while being secretly recorded to document exactly what happens daily to females everywhere, has received death threats, threats of rape, been called an unappreciative whore.
If you have not watched the video, invest two minutes.
In all she was verbally harrassed over 100 times. That does not include the winks, grunts, and whistles. And don't get me started on the guy who creepily joined her in her walk for five minutes.
I have news for the men in the video, the boys and men who think there is nothing wrong with this behavior, and the women who for some reason are also blaming her for the harassment she received: IT IS WRONG. IT IS UNWANTED. STOP.
Any woman should be able to walk down the street, go for a jog, shop in the mall, grocery shop without having to put up with honking, leering, you insinuating yourself into her day on any level, and rude comments.
And yes, telling someone they are "hot", "beautiful", "smokin'", whatever your go-to catcall is, is RUDE. It is unwanted, it is unsolicited, it is frightening.
Yes, you read that right, FRIGHTENING.
I do not give a rat's right nut what your objective is, it is frightening to a female to be on the receiving end of unwanted attention. Don't get it? Then it has never happened to you.
Yesterday on FOX's Five At Five, Bob Beckel, misogynist pig cohost, demeaned Shoshana further by condescending, “She got 100 catcalls, let me add 101. Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman.”
And you're a piece of shit, Bob.
His co-shit, Greg Gutfield, added that women who find this objectionable are "classist." "She is finding fault with men in the street saying hello to her which may in fact be their only way of contacting women. It's their bar, and she's walking through it."
First of all, "classist" to not want to be hollered at? FUCK YOU. I don't care whether you have 2 cents or 2 thousand dollars in your pocket, it is NOT appreciated. And as for the street, the store, the mall, the neighborhood being a man's "bar" and "she's walking through it"?
Give me a break. The world is not your personal buffet of babes, Greg. The street I jog on is just as much mine as it is the asshole's who honked at me this morning.
I am not a bitch because I don't say thank you for your blaring horn. I am a female minding my own business.
I am not a whore just because I don't smile and flirt with you when you call out my ass or tits. I am a female minding my own business.
And I am not a cunt just because I walk faster when you offer to "tap that." I am a female minding my own business.
That one moment I am "beautiful" and the next receive a violent "Cunt!" speaks loads to what is behind the advance in the first place. Entitlement that quickly switches to violence when it is not reciprocated.
When a woman doesn't acknowledge your catcall it is because she thinks you are an ill-mannered pig at best, threatening at worst.
It is almost impossible for a man to understand what it feels like to be a female constantly on guard, under assault daily, always worried about our safety. And we ARE worried.
The entitlement culture we live in is more than worrisome. I have three daughters. It is a fear I wake up with, a fear I take to my pillow at night. My daughters are not pieces of meat, sluts, whores, or potential "tap that"s. They are young women who should be able to navigate their days without looking over their shoulders, putting up with unwanted advances, or having to say a prayer that they safely get from point A to point B.
But they can't.
Because so many boys and men think this behavior is ok. Cool, even.
Sorry, guys, but you're not getting a date by catcalling a woman. You're not getting her number by creeping her out. And you're not getting laid by shouting out "I'd tap that."
To those who want to say she was rude for ignoring these men? Sorry, no. Inserting yourself into a stranger's day is boorish enough. But to laden it with threatening advances, sexually explicit verbiage?
To those who are now online threatening her with rape, death?
COWARDS. Every one of you.
Calling out misogynistic behavior is necessary. Because there are pencil dicked pricks like you who look at women and think "pussy" and feel some sort of "right" to her body.
You want to look? Go right ahead. We're human, it's what we do. Want to leer? Fine, I can't stop you, although someone in your life should have taught you better and deserves an asskicking for not.
But that's it. Keep your piehole SHUT.
If you wouldn't say it to your mother; if you wouldn't want your buddy saying it to your mother - SWALLOW IT.
And even if you are in a bar, think twice, speak once.
The world is full of douchebags. Don't be Massengil's next spokesmodel.