Got involved in internet commenting…. But it was such a worthy cause!!
Seriously, if you read this:
NativeNewYorkerCollapseI think its great that you put that creep in his place; people like him need to know that acting this way can blow up in their face at anytime. Despite being a straight male, I totally understand how just whistling at someone can make them extremely uncomfortable - especially on a quiet street or the subway.
At the same time, ladies need to understand that sometimes “catcalls” are just guys’ attempts to be friendly and flirty. I met my current girlfriend by whistling at her when she got on the train I was riding, smiling at her when she looked at me and then chatting her up. Honestly, I was surprised myself that it worked but the point I’m trying to make is:
Ladies, not EVERY guy who offers unsolicited enthusiasm about how attractive you are is a creep that needs to get punched!
Isn’t it pretty obvious that the guy doesn’t ”totally understand” why whistling at a girl is a fucking creeper move? I thought so. And then I commented so. Without even swearing. And now I’m going to go to bed and NOT continue to compose witty retorts in my head….
He is 0K now.