I hear that 'Wolf Whistling' is possibly to become a 'hate crime'. I believe it already is in one northern UK town.
I should say here that I have NEVER whistled at a passing girl, nor would I ever do so.
Whistling at attractive girls has been a part of life since Adam first whistled at Eve. It is simply an outward appreciation of feminine beauty.
Young, and older, women spend hours (and a fortune) making themselves beautiful. They paint their faces lips and nails, choose their clothes very carefully, and spray themselves with expensive 'come hither' perfumes. They do their utmost to make themselves look and smell as attractive as possible.
If all that work is then appreciated by a couple of builders leaning over their scaffolding, can that really be seen as 'hatred'?
I have just been listening to a Radio 'phone-in' programme about the subject, and I was pleased to hear that most women were flattered by the attention they provoked, even if they did think it was a bit 'common'.
I fear that the man-hating radical feminist movement have been lobbying again. They really should relax.
Hardly a hate crime. Of course we are/were all flattered by a wolf whistle. A bit common as the girl said .ReplyDelete
Heaven knows what will be the next target
One can but imagine!Delete
I think some people just love to find fault in everything.
And the problem is, that they are listened to.Delete
Crazy, what will they come up with next. I wish someone would wolf whistle me!ReplyDelete
You mean Paul doesn't?Delete
How can it be a hate crime? I can't even be bothered to google it.ReplyDelete
I always presumed it was a compliment. The PC brigade like to think otherwise.Delete
Please give us our lives back. For God's sake this makes my blood boil. They will evolve into robots and then they will be happy.Delete
I think it's in Nottingham where they've implemented it.Delete
The boys at our school had fun wolf whistling the girls to the tune of the pink panther. It was funny too because we eventually used find ourselves marching to it and we always ended up laughing!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
Good for you; you obviously took it in the spirit it was meant.Delete
I always found it very entertaining, pity it got outlawed. Mind you, I was young then...wouldn't happen these days!ReplyDelete
You never know!Delete
"Whistle while you work . . ."ReplyDelete
How long before they ban it?
It's on the books!Delete
I don't see harm in a wolf whistle. The comments that at times go along with the wolf whistle are probably not welcome and should be the focus. Maybe in other countries, people are happy to just wolf whistle and not as crude as some in Australia.ReplyDelete
You're right. Maybe that would be more difficult to legislate for.Delete
For the last 20 years there has been so much legislation which criminalises behaviour which - up until that point - was considered acceptable if unsavoury. Smoking in pubs, for instance. Trump boasted of 'grabbing women by the pussy' and shagging his own daughter. There is always someone who spoils the fun for everyone else by going too far.ReplyDelete
It's the lobbyists who are at fault. They are usually fanatics.Delete
It's whoever shouts the loudest - or can be bothered to shout the loudest. I too cannot be bothered to check if whistling at women is set to be deemed a 'hate crime' is another piece of fake news. I am gullible, but not that gullible.Delete
Type 'whistling hate crime' into Google.Delete
I was usually dead chuffed if some bloke whistled at me. I was less enthralled if it was accompanied by other threatening or unpleasant behaviour. It's a question of degree and where the line is drawn. A cheery, good natured wolf whistle is flattering, a lecherous display of gestures and foul language is frightening, especially if the woman concerned is on her own and there's a group of men doing it.ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree 100%. But as I said above, it's probably more difficult to legislate against banter.Delete
Crikey isn't it ridiculous!!ReplyDelete
My nearest city is Nottingham - I live about 15 miles from it. Believe me there are many more things in Nottingham which need classing as a "hate crime" of far higher importance than whistling. It's just all so stupid!!
Stupidity is in plentiful supply these days.Delete
Hate crime? No. Intimidating? Yes. It belongs to the days of Sid James and the Carry On team.ReplyDelete
I used to love it but then again I suppose I would. We were like Maria and her friends, we enjoyed it and went along with it. Then everybody would end up laughing and jaunty hello and a wave sometimes.Delete
I used to dress up as a woman and walk under scaffolding when I was feeling ignored.Delete
John hurt in a frock ...how many whistles did you get?Delete
Tom was whistling up at them!Delete
That’s beyond ridiculous and a law like that just causes more division. However, I do remember when I was young and worked in the city where a lot of building was going on. Going out to lunch was not comfortable and we would try to find ways to avoid walking past the workers who would yell out embarrassing words to us. We would keep our heads down as we felt humiliated and walked as fast as we could. Whistling would have been OK, but many of them went beyond that and I remember how demeaned many of us felt. I am an old woman now and still like to be complemented, but I wouldn’t want my daughters to have to go through “the gauntlet “ and have their dignity assaulted. We should just be kind and respectful to each other.ReplyDelete
A compliment should always remain a compliment, but army barrack humour should probably stay at home.Delete
I agree the whistle would be fine but the foul language that often comes with it is not. It doesn't need to be regulated.ReplyDelete
You share my attitude completely.Delete
'Get 'em off' was always good for a laugh.Delete
That's what they used to shout at Princess Diana; and she did.(No she didn't)Delete
Chance would be a fine thing for a wolf whistle nowadays!ReplyDelete
Did you hear it..... I just did one!Delete
Many thanks-you're a gentleman!Delete
When I was 12 I was very naive, shy and uninformed. I walked by a " gauntlet " near school. The comments were unbelievably gross and affected me for a long time. Whistles are fine but those kind of comments to a child ARE criminal!ReplyDelete
That's a whole different matter; I agree with you 100%.Delete