I’ve never received any catcalls. I’ve had people honk their horns, shout things like, “Hey, cute boots!” or come up to me and tell me that I’m pretty, but I have never, ever, had anyone shout anything lewd at me. I came to half-believe that catcalls were a myth. Then, one summer night in Oregon, as my Lover and I were walking arm-in-arm along the street, we saw a couple of girls get out of a car with a hubbub about using the bathroom, and a minute later another car drove by and shouted something at them that was rather shocking to my delicate sensibilities. Oh my! People actually say things like that in public?
I started thinking, ‘Why have I never had such things shouted at me?’ Clearly it’s not because I’m unattractive — I’ve gotten plenty of polite attention in regards to my appearance. The best that I can come up with is that I do not act or dress like a slut, and that is why people never treat me crudely. Those girls that I had seen in Oregon had been dressed provocatively, and reacted flirtatiously to the catcall. Everything about them was an advertisement of their sexuality, and invited objectification.
People are treated according to the image that they project to the world. This seems to be something that most women of these modern days are in denial of. They want to show as much cleavage as possible, then throw a fit when anyone acknowledges that they are showing it — we’re all familiar with the “My eyes are up here,” phenomenon. It is insane to dress like a whore and expect to be treated like a virgin, yet women everywhere are doing precisely that.
We are all aware of the attraction that women’s bodies have upon men, so when a woman flaunts her body, the simple conclusion is that she wants the attention — why else would she put so much effort into knowingly obtaining it?
The entire idea of ‘personal liberation’ that is attached to this rigmarole is fallacious. The truth is that women want to be noticed by men, but they also want to denigrate men for noticing them. It is Pyrrhic warfare: feminists are destroying the dignity and character of women, in order to justify an attack upon men based on the false premises. Men are simply giving women the kind of attention that they are advertising themselves as wanting.
When a woman dresses and acts with dignity and class, men respond to her in kind — I can attest to that!