Saturday, 9 December 2017

Cat calling is a hate crime


(London) Evening Standard yesterday:

Wolf whistling or making sexist remarks on London’s streets could become a hate crime. 

The Metropolitan Police today revealed it is speaking with other UK forces to assess whether it is worth cracking down on gender-based hate crimes after a pilot scheme was launched in the East Midlands last year.

Sexual assaults are very serious and wrong. Being wolf-whistled and catcalled in public are neither and usaully flattering. I asked a very attractive blonde friend of mine, Sally, what
was the best compliment of her life and she said she was once walking past a building site with her best friend when a building worker called out some uncouth compliment, her friend looked round and the man said, 'Not you, darling, the other one.'

Sally expressed outrage - this was in the late 1980s - that Westminster Council (Tory, led by the egregious Lady Porter) was banning building workers from calling out to women.

Another remark Sally treasured, when walking her dog past a building site was, 'Can I have your dog's phone number?"


  1. Well, I can understand this reaction in the context of the immigration of the young Muslim Arabs. I remember how annoying it was when my daughters lived in Queensway not far from the RCM and some of these young men would whistle or make raunchy remarks as they walked by. It did
    not feel that safe, so as soon as it got dark, they avoided
    walking and we paid for uber for their short trips in the city.

  2. Britain is a clown country. We shouldnt even use the term "Britain" anymore. It sounds too masculine. The "Ukay" is a much more appropriate name for this open air gulag run by gays, manginas and feminists. It's really quite shocking by the depths to which free thought have plummeted in what was once the freest country in the world. The UK continues to welcome endless numbers of inbred clinically retarded 3rd worlders, rapists and Islamists but bans Roosh V an American blogger and pick-up because he offends the state ideology of feminism.

    Listening to him read out the ludicrous reasons he was banned shows that in terms of free speech the UK now has more in common with China than the U.S. Probably China has more free speech than UK does. A Chinese official would laugh at the idea that a blogger teaching men how to seduce women would constitute a threat to state security.