The other day a man wolf whistled at me! He was up on a roof, I assume fixing it when he let out a quick ‘twitt twoo’ as I trotted past. Of course, I am not so pig headed that I immediately thought ‘yep that’s for me’, I slyly scoured the area behind my sunglasses and unless he had a delectation for old men walking their Cavapoo’s then it was definitely for me and guess what… I actually couldn’t stop myself from saying “aww thank you”!
I noticed Joanna Lumley made headlines a few weeks back for declaring that wolf whistling was a compliment and women are becoming “very offended by everything” and I couldn’t agree MORE.
As women have we become so self righteous that we are unable to receive a harmless compliment on our appearance? Personally, I view the wolf whistle as a sort of musical expression of appreciation for another and feel it should be greeted by a humble grin rather than an angry grimace.
Perhaps we are losing sight that a man cheekily singing a quick song in your direction isn’t an invasion of your personal space or him attempting to besmirch your rights as a modern woman. It might just be that he admires the swagger in your walk.
In July the Nottinghamshire Police stated that wolf whistling might be considered a hate crime in the future. How sad that we are lucky enough to enjoy such empowerment and freedom as females in this country yet we have become so priggish that we cannot differentiate between someone offering gentle praise to someone hurling vicious offences.
As a mother of two beautiful girls I intend to raise them as wonderfully self assured women who can handle themselves. I’d like to think that they will be able to control any situation to their benefit and will take praise modestly without it ballooning their ego’s but also not to be so highly strung that they can’t laugh at themselves.
I feel that over reacting on issues such as wolf whistling can lessen the disgust we should harbour for the true predatory b*stards that exist in the world.
We tend to our hair and pay good money for flattering clothing so should someone, be it a male or a female, offer a little tune in your direction then don’t be ashamed to giggle girlishly. There are worse things that can happen in your day.
Twitt Twoo x