Cat Callers Around the World
As a woman, I can say that cat calling is the worst. The most annoying part of it all is that we are supposed to sit back and let it happen, as if it is some sort of compliment. There is a massive difference between cat calls and compliments. If someone compliments me, that’s one thing; most of the time, compliments are appreciated. It’s the delivery that differentiates between a compliment and a cat call.
In a social experiment, models were sent out to walk the streets of three major cities, while cameras recorded cat calling strangers. Find out which city was the worst, could it be yours?
Cat Calls or Compliments?
Have you ever walked down a street, minding your own business, and then, out of nowhere, a complete stranger cat calls you. Needless to say, it’s objectifying. The worst part is that some people do not understand why it’s degrading.
The person cat calling is not being complimentary. The process of cat calling transforms a woman from “actual human being” to “object.” Honestly, it’s just not cool. Don’t do it, ok? Thanks.
New York City
New York City is apparently the capital of cat calling. The experimental model, Asia Shane-Thompson, walked the streets of NYC for two hours. During that time, Asia was cat called 12 times!
One man even asked, “Where you from mama? You a baddie, let me see.” Gross.
If that wasn’t bad enough, one man asked to take a photo with her!
The same two hour experiment was conducted In Liverpool with a model named Serena Stregepede. While not as disappointing as New York’s results, she was still cat called eight times. One man suggested that they go “take some photos in the sunshine” together.
Another man said, “If you were my girl, I’d marry ya.”