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To think that even if you're sleazy enough to think wolf-whistling is a compliment...

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BedHanger Mon 08-Apr-13 18:00:21

There are some groups of women you'd spare from the honour of your attention?

Like, maybe, a sleep-deprived new mother with a month-old baby strapped to her chest?

Yeuch. Why do some men think this is ok?

complexnumber Mon 08-Apr-13 18:43:27

"Do they think that by doing this, I will suddenly decide that I want to have sex with them? "


corlan Mon 08-Apr-13 18:44:00

I'm amazed so many women like getting whistled or shouted at. I've always seen it as a sleazy thing for a guy to do.

Out of interest, would you still think it OK if it was your 18 year old daughter getting whistled at?

AnyaKnowIt Mon 08-Apr-13 18:44:59

You whistle to call a dog, not a person hmm

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 18:51:30

Things how about you read my post before posting nonsense? I will explain although not sure why I am bothering.

My point was that most wolf whistlers are clearly men who are married and middle aged (not exactly young and attractive which is where the Brad Pitt comparison came in) and also whether the sad women who enjoy this kind of vile attention would be happy if it was their husbands doing the whistling (at other women obviously).

Because I am guessing that they are someone's husbands.

BegoniaBampot Mon 08-Apr-13 18:54:38

always hated it and wanted to gouge the mens eyes out or something equally painful.

Isn't Brad Pitt middle aged and as good as married?

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 18:56:48

Oh fucking hell. I still think of him as young and attractive.

My age is showing....

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 18:57:36

Perhaps I will turn in to one of the saddoes who is grateful to be wolf whistled at next. sad

popebenedictsp45 Mon 08-Apr-13 19:37:07

I think it's grim and it's a bit sad if you feel validated by a wolf whistle. It has nothing to do with how good you look and everything to do with a certain idiot type of man demonstrating that women are there for their amusement.

Willdoitinaminute Mon 08-Apr-13 19:42:47

I'm 49 at the end of the week I'd be over the moon!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 08-Apr-13 19:48:33

Nearly 47 and don't get whistled at sad
And I'm in fairly good nick for my mileage.....

Backtobedlam Mon 08-Apr-13 19:49:31

Yep I'm a total saddo for enjoying it, that's what my life has clearly come to these days! Got to get my kicks somewhere though. I do realise being ID'd is not the same thing, just drawing a comparison as both these things I'd have been embarrassed about in younger days, but now actually enjoy. (It was also chance to get a stealth boast in!)

higgle Mon 08-Apr-13 19:49:59

I was over the moon when the week before I went back to work from maternity leave, when DS2 was 5 weeks old I got whistled at outside a dog show. It boosted my confidence when I was feeling not at my best.

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 19:53:21

Oh FFS. MN really depresses me at times. sad

Where are all the sane women?

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 08-Apr-13 19:56:06

I am 37 and i'd be over the fucking moon to be wolf whistled at!

Ullena Mon 08-Apr-13 19:57:39

Pre-empt them by whistling first. Or turn it into an impromptu musical number!

digerd Mon 08-Apr-13 19:58:13

My sis boasted that in summer she is still wolf-whistled at, allbeit from the back. She and I are in our 60s.
On a good day when my knee or hip isn't hurting and I'm wearing my baseball cap and sunglasses, wearing my jeggings and a long sleeved top, I get hooted at and stared at, but makes me feel embarrassed. I know how old I really look.
I was amused in my 50s, but not now.

Startail Mon 08-Apr-13 19:59:06

I've never been pretty enough to get wolf whistled and far too old now.
Can't imagine I'd have been anything other than please when younger and now I'd simply turn round smile and tell them "they should have gone to spec savers!"

HairyGrotter Mon 08-Apr-13 20:03:44

I don't like it, I had a man say "morning, love", I smiled and said "good morning", and his response was "lovely smile, lovely tits, one for the wank bank"...I was walking with my 4 year old daughter.

H was left with a new arsehole! I find it inappropriate, but personally, have nothing against men/women who don't

Startail Mon 08-Apr-13 20:04:52

Anyhow, what are workmen if not for our amusement too.

The shirtless blond water board man was gorgeous, he could sit in a hole out side my house as long as he liked.

Sadly the telephone engineers weren't, turned out to be a bunch of lads I went to school with. 14 years and almost 100 miles from home it was a bit odd.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 20:06:12

Another one who'd be over the moon at my age to get whistled at. Though obviously I'd have to give then a haughty look. grin

Startail Mon 08-Apr-13 20:06:58

Comments like that are quite different to whistling. Arseholes like that are likely only to have themselves for company.

Shakey1500 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:10:52

I take it as an appreciative gesture smile

At 7 months pregnant, feeling frumpish I got whistled at. Made me feel good. I consider myself sane.

I would never dream, however at insinuating that women who didn't like it were insane. I would just consider that we had different views and interpretations on the matter

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 20:18:22

Well that's where you and I differ. wink

And noone has answered my question whether they think it would be ok if their DH was whistling at other women - presumably they would be cool with that? These lechy men must be married to someone....

countrykitten Mon 08-Apr-13 20:19:40

I also don't see a huge chasm between what happened to HG and the seemingly innocuous wolf whistle.

RatPants Mon 08-Apr-13 20:25:52

Yanbu. Grim, grim, grim.

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