15 People Who Clearly Don’t Understand What Catcalling Is (Photos)
Last week, the Internet erupted after a video of a woman being catcalled 100 times in 10 hours in New York City began to make the rounds.
There were definitely a few flaws in the production process, but after seeing the video and reading the reactions that flooded social media (especially from women who, you know, have actually experienced street harassment), I’m not sure how anybody could walk away saying,
You know what? I really don’t see a reason to stop yelling things at women on the street.
Unfortunately, there were a few people who failed to grasp this fairly obvious message, and while I’m not what you’d call a card-carrying feminist, I’m tired of the countless essays that lump “men” into one homogenous group of impulsive Neanderthals based on the behavior of too many idiots.
Consequently, I do genuinely enjoy taking a few minutes out of my day to scour the Internet in search of people who deserve to have a spotlight shined upon their stupidity.
If you’re responsible for any of the statements listed below, feel free to delete your tweet to save face.
I still have a screenshot.
We can stop debating now. This guy knows exactly who’s creepy and who isn’t. Maybe he should make an app. I bet that would be popular.
That cat calling vid is so stupid.. The chick walked around for 10 hrs & out of all the dudes that tried to holla at her only 2 were creeps
— Marlo Stanfield (@Senor_Frescoo) October 30, 2014
It’s almost as if it’s a bigger problem for women than it is for men.
I think that video of the girl working down the street for “10 Hours” is insane. I’ve never been Cat Called once in 19 years of my life = — Sith Lord (@RobPragerr) November 5, 2014
This guy is basically Mel Gibson in “What Women Want” and there’s nothing you can do to argue that.
women feel offended when they wear a hot outfit and get catcalled but feel ugly and sad when they wear a hot outfit and dont get complimentd
— osva (@mipistola) October 31, 2014
This guy liked it so everybody else should too.
I just wanna say, I don’t get why chicks hate the catcalling. I’ve had gay dudes cat call at me and that shit felt great — Allagan★Stop (@SkeetStop) November 4, 2014
If anybody would know, it would be this guy.
Bitches are overreacting on the cat calling thing.
— will artiaga (@StocksNBlondes2) October 30, 2014
“EVEN ANIMALS DO IT” actually made me laugh out loud. I hope one day humans can be as evolved as every other species on Earth.
catcalling ( THIS IS SO STUPID) OK CATCALLING HAVE BEEN GOING ON SENCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME… EVEN ANIMALS DO IT !!
— Thunderstorm (@ThunderstormK) October 31, 2014
It’s literally the exact same thing. What would we do without this brave social warrior?
Rape and murder are literally the only two problems in the world.
I must have missed the history class about knights standing on corners and whistling at passing maidens.
Chivalry is dead, but it’s street harassment if we’re not attractive to you. Okay, dumb bird.
— Distinguished Thug (@Gutta_DaDon) November 3, 2014
Everybody knows NFL Sundays are for arguing with dumb broads about why domestic abuse isn’t a real problem, either.
It’s NFL Sunday. Don’t argue about street harassment with dumb broads — Khal Drego (@DreSmithWGL) November 2, 2014
That video was sooooo dumb when you ignore the pretty serious issue it highlighted.
That street harassment video is stupid. Fair enough, some guys followed her which was disgusting but that was the only problem.
— qasima (@thatasianminion) November 2, 2014
Remember the time the world almost ended when we gave women the right to vote?
Lol can’t let women run the world clearly. 1st thing they gonna do is stop “street harassment” and other silly dumb shit — Suzuki_bj (@Suzuki_Bj) October 30, 2014
I forgot that freedom of speech means you can say stupid sh*t with no repercussions.
Catcalling is freedom of speech. That girl ain’t say “stop” in the video so it’s technical not harassment.
— DUNN (@duh_dun_DUNN) November 2, 2014
I like to imagine this guy frantically trying to say “Good morning” to every person he passes on the street.
Still don’t understand how saying “good morning” is cat calling. Video so damn stupid. — Jn (@jockinjv) November 2, 2014
People seem to forget that merely mentioning science in an argument doesn’t mean you actually know what you’re talking about.
Freaking over catcalling is ultimately about disdain for men pursuing women. Stupid genetics.
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) November 1, 2014