Social Media — 03 November 2014
Excerpt: The Truth About Cat Calling

So, in conversations and online exchanges with some fellas, I noted a general confusion about the infamous catcalling video that supposedly awakened all of America to what women go through on a daily basis.

A lot of the conversation has shifted from, “wow, this is what it’s like to be catcalled for 10 hours” to “wow, there is not one White man in the video.”  And yes, I agree that editing out White males is a problem.

I also vehemently disagree that White men don’t catcall ( for starters, try walking around any club scene or college campus or tourist trap  in America ’round midnight or later with a GoPro if you doubt that).

But let’s get beyond obvious lewd shouts, wolf whistles, growls and howls.

I certainly don’t want anyone to think that saying “good morning,” is the new harassment, but some of the confused gentlemen should consider what it would feel like if you were simply walking around minding your business and perfect strangers felt the need to comment on your appearance, whether or not it is positive feedback.  Not once, not twice but the majority of your day.

Read the rest on JEtmag.com HERE.

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