In the immortal words of John McEnroe, “You cannot be serious, man?”
If anyone takes being wolf-whistled at offensively then maybe they should just lighten up a bit.
And before you all go off on one, yes I know sexual assault and harassment are very serious offences and should be dealt with accordingly, I get that. But a wolf-whistle?
If that’s the case, then surely if women yell obscenities at men across the street about getting their kit off, that should be treated in the same vein?
Wolf-whistling has been the playful banter, and I use the word banter loosely here, of building sites for years. It’s harmless fun. And as long as it stays that way why should it matter.
Now, in all seriousness I am not a dog and do not respond to a whistle (I’m a cat, I will take a message and get back to you 😉 ), but I like being wolf-whistled at.
I don’t take it seriously and 9 times out of 10 they will pretty much wolf-whistle anyone – I mean they must if they whistle at me, right? 😉
But getting a wolf-whistle makes me feel a bit zingier – maybe it’s just that little bit of attention. God! that makes me sound so needy, I’m not but everyone needs a little attention sometimes to feel alive – it’s like that little jump your heart does when you get a text from someone you like. Nothing horrible, just lovely and quite nice actually.