Buzz60’s Patrick Jones recently took to the streets of NYC to see what people thought of a new anti-street harassment campaign. Jones, however, got a lot more than he bargained for when he ran into a vocal proponent of the practice who was willing to be interviewed.
The catcaller proudly proclaimed that he whistles at women, even when Jones points out this is the same way one might whistle at a dog. His impressive repertoire of creepy pick-up lines also includes “alotta ‘sweethearts'” and yelling at women down the street. “Even if it’s far away, it’s even better because [the women] aren’t that scared. Sometimes you gotta have a little distance,” the catcaller added.
When the dude finally figured out that Jones was reporting on street harassment as a negative issue, the catcaller responded: “We’re just acknowledging that [a woman] did a good thing today getting up out of bed.” Yea… no.
Jones signs off with a fitting response:
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