Catcalling sexually objectifies women, by solely emphasizing their physical attributes and attractiveness while de-emphasizing them as a person who has feelings and emotions. It is a form of sexism and perhaps dehumanization.
In general, sexism creates an environment in which abuse is acceptable behavior. That's why catcalling is threatening. At best, it is a disrespectful act. At worst, it is a sign of a potential abuser.
What's up with that?
koeselitz and Blasdelb, are you guys homophobic or what? I am a straight male, but I have had men hit on me on several occasions. Just because I'm not interested in the least doesn't mean I don't find it flattering. Not sure how the difference in sex of the person makes any difference here.
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