Action Against Sexism by Jess:
Three days ago on my way to work a man in his 40s or so whistled at me.
I stopped and said, “Excuse me?”
He seemed very shocked that I called him out and said, “Uh, you look good.”
All I could reply was, “You don’t whistle to women in public. It’s impolite.”
He wandered off obviously embarrassed. But all that day I was still so angry and wished I had reacted more strongly. I hate this. I kept thinking to myself all the things I could’ve said. Just because I am a young woman does it mean I solely exist for public consumption!
Yesterday I was again whistled at while leaving work.
Once again I said, “Don’t whistle at girls in public.”
The young man smiled at me and said, “why not? You’re good looking.”
This time I didn’t hold back and told him to Fuck Off.
It felt amazing.