Feminists Jealous of Catcalls

nycvdLast week, a video went viral of a woman walking in New York City receiving numerous flirty remarks from men. At the end of the video, entitled “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” an organization called Hollaback, which produced it, indicated this was “verbal street harassment” and encouraged people to donate money to fight the practice. It was rather strange, since men regularly give women compliments in public, and most people have never thought twice about it. Some women really enjoy the compliments. The men in the video were mostly black men who didn’t appear to be harassing her, simply expressing their opinion about her appearance.

Have we really gotten to the level where the smallest things are now offensive and must be stopped? Where do you draw the line, is just staring briefly at a women also considered harassment? The creator of the video thinks even saying hello is harassment. Should people no longer be allowed to solicit donations, beg for money, or talk to strangers in public because someone, somewhere, might find it offensive? What about complimenting a woman online on Facebook, is that now harassment too?

The truth is, catcalls bother feminists because they’re jealous. One of Rush Limbaugh’s 35 Undeniable Truths of Life is that “feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.” Feminists are highly critical of women who choose to make a significant effort to look attractive. If they can stop men from complimenting pretty women, they won’t have to observe it and feel pangs of jealousy.

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