Does wolf whistling and shouting from cars anoy you?

One-in-a-millionOne-in-a-million Posts: 383 Rampant Poster
Hi guys here's another randomish thred
Does wolf whistling and/or people shouting from cars annoy you?

I was walking to work the other day when someone in a car beeped and shouted something through the window of his car. Which made me just as I didn't expect it. I recognise him from him doing this to me before quite a few times. I can never catch what he is saying but it's definitely not something nice.

I wouldn't consider myself a grate looking person but the amount of times people have wolf whistled me when I'm going to meet someone or on occasion just walking home after seeing a friend or going work lol. This happened the other week I was actually heading out for a first date when an older man wolf whistled at me as I walked past. To be honest I did have a bit of a laugh when I told my date and he said "don't worry I'll never do that...... I can't wolf whistle." This lightened my mood again lol

Prehaps it's just me but it really annoys me, I don't find it funny or complementary it's just annoying!! and sometimes if it's late on or it's quiet around it can feel quite intimidating (particularly shouting from the car.) it's not so bad now but used to make me feel really anxious when I was younger (around 16) Where it mostly just annoys me now lol.



Like I say that my opinion what do you guys think?

EmmaXx

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My street is very isolated, cars barely drive past and if so, they won't usually do anything. We barely interact with each other.
  • One-in-a-millionOne-in-a-million Posts: 383 Rampant Poster
    So you live in a quiet area. To be fair sometimes I wish I did ha ha ha xx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So you live in a quiet area. To be fair sometimes I wish I did ha ha ha xx


    Yep, i live in a pretty quiet area, apart from the fact that about 8-10 classmates were making noise a couple of nights ago because they were all hanging out two houses away from me. Couldn't hear it whilst in my room though thankfully. These are isolated incidences though.

    Quiet areas are good areas because no one bothers you although no one's there to brighten up your evening walk to home by doing/saying something funny/ridiculous. Although then it would be a lot more like America.
  • LaineLaine Posts: 218 The Mix convert
    I used to get this quite often and in remote areas it can scare me a little at the best of times, I don't get it much anymore since I cut my hair. instead now I get people laughing at me but its a little less scary. people need to start realizing that wolf whistling isn't a compliment it invalidates people and makes them uncomfortable x

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I never get wolf whistled by my Majorcan guys, any of them, but Brit tourists or Brits generally wolf whistle me even from their cars. I flip them the finger and get on my way. :P
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Of course and I hate it.
  • AzzimanAzziman Posts: 200 The Mix convert
    I don't understand wolf-whistling at all. Firstly, it's outright rude to harrass someone on how they look. But also, it doesn't work! Not once have I ever seen a victim of wolf-whistling turn around and proceed to go home with the wolf-whistler! xD

    Point being, it's rude and useless, so why people persist with it is beyond my understanding.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,769,851 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Builders do it in England far more than any Europen country. Must be Brit mentality
  • TheAprilFoolTheAprilFool Posts: 109 The Mix convert
    I don't remember ever experiencing wolf-whistling. Some people have yelled out of there cars, but I only remember feeling intimidated by it once. Most of the time I either can't understand them or they're just messing around with friends or something, so it doesn't really bother me.
  • FloxyFloxy Pork ScratchingsPosts: 494 Rampant Poster
    Its mostly happens when blokes are tanked on a Friday night, and they're always older. whistling doesn't bother me. Younger guys don't even know how to whistle anyway!
    I'm driven by self doubt.
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