It’s only a wolf-whistle…

16 Sep

Today’s Woman’s Hour featured the eloquent Vicky Simister talking about her campaign against street harassment in London, LASH. The show is well worth listening to, though you may get the urge to punch* the idiot man** who claimed that banning street harassment was an invasion of men’s freedom of speech (and claimed to feel similarly about racist abuse). Apparently, women should put up with men yelling ‘nice tits’, regardless of whether it’s late at night and threatening, and take it as a compliment that they’re getting the attention.

*Violence is not the answer. Sometimes, however, the fantasy is tempting.
** We do not believe all men to be idiots. This one, however, was a moron of the lowest order.

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