As most men can tell you, now that it is getting warmer, women are wearing less clothing. Their uncovered legs and shoulders bring out primal urges in men that date back to prehistoric times when cavewomen would wear skimpier furs in the summer months. “Ooga booga,” the cavemen would say to passing cavewomen. This was because no one had yet learned how to whistle.
Yet today, the very same urge still resides in men, at least if you ask a few women who sound kind of angry about it. Apparently, catcalling is not OK. This came as a shock to me when I heard the news, not that it was not OK, that people still catcall. In my time on this planet, I have never been a construction worker nor have I ever been a vagabond, so I have never felt the need to yell anything to strange women. Even in my formative days, I was never one to honk at women I passed by, whether out of courtesy or slow reflexes. Continue reading The McBournie Minute: Catcalling is demeaning to men