Friday, September 19, 2014

In defense of Catcallers...

Cat calling has been getting a lot of press lately. Mostly negative. 

And it's high time someone set those stuck up and stuffy women who can't take a strange man yelling lewd or suggestive things to them across distances straight.

Thankfully someone did, namely Doree Lowak in the New York Post article "Hey ladies-catcalls are flattering! Deal with it".

With quotes like "It’s not brain science — when a total stranger notices you, it’s validating." It's no wonder the catcalling culture refuses to die, but, as it seems, thrives. 

Yes ladies, we should all be as attention thirsty as Miss Lowak here, who happily poses here beside those would be catcallers who validate her by shouting "hey sexy." at her. And why not, when Doree purposefully dresses to receive such remarks, saying "And when I know I’m looking good, I brazenly walk past a construction site, anticipating that whistle and “Hey, mama!” catcall. Works every time — my ego and I can’t fit through the door!"

Right, because I mean, what does it matter if you know you're looking good? It doesn't mean anything until someone verbally objectifies you, right? Thanks for setting us straight, Miss Lowak.

Now she does explain the difference in catcalls, saying "Of course, not all catcalls are created equal. The good ones are innocuous, not crass or obscene. To clarify, a compliment is “You’re beautiful,” and not “I like your nipples,” a crude comment beyond the point of no return."

But then a compliment is not a catcall, Doree. ITS A COMPLIMENT. 

And usually the guys yelling at women are not doing it to make them feel beautiful, or loved or valued. They catcall due to a sense of entitlement. They feel they are entitled to treat a woman more like a thing than a fellow human being (sometimes I wonder how they would feel if someone spoke to their daughter the way they cat call other women?)

Bah, who cares? I mean can you imagine that some women, some self validating, confident women who don't need the either compliments or catcalls of random male onlookers? Who are these broads? I mean there isn't any better way to get your confidence than pervy dudes hollering at you, right? 

So question for you, Miss Lowak, what about that little girl, say about 10 or 11 years old, who just happened to develop early? Should she be just as excited about the catcalls she receives, usually from older men who see that changes in her body and miss the fact that she probably still plays with Barbie dolls? Should she also see men making remarks about the size of her newly forming womanly curves as validation of her worth?

My answer is a resounding YES! According to your logic, she should be proud to be seen as a sexual object, a mere thing no better than a young fleshly blow up doll. In fact, since the catcalling has started so early in her life, she should dress the part too! I mean why not? We are seeking validation for our looks from complete and total strangers now, right Doree? Give that kid a thong and an almost see through mini dress why don't we. 

She should immediately start thirsting after the "compliments" of street men. She should think anything of herself, or who God made her to be. She should just avoid any self worth or self esteem, any internal knowing our comprehension. She should be as shallow, vapid, superfluous and obtuse as possible.

Then, Miss Doree, she will be just like you.