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Dear wolf-whistler...

Dear wolf-whistler,


First of all, you’re an absolute wanker.


Here’s how it went from my point of view, in case you give a shit;


I went outside to put my cardboard recycling in the blue bin, as soon as I opened my door there you both were, hanging out of your car and staring at me like fucking vultures. I know we’re in lockdown and you probably haven’t seen another person for weeks, but that is not an excuse. I’m instantly uncomfortable and have put my defences up in case you decide you need more than just something to look at. I put my cardboard in the bin and walked back around to my front door, which is when you decided to wolf-whistle at me.


Here is why I don’t appreciate your staring and wolf-whistling;


I am not an object for you to gawp at just because you have fuck-all better to do with your time. You intimidate me by staring like that - which is probably what gives you a little buzz. Wolf-whistling is NOT a compliment, it does NOT make me feel all warm and fuzzy because, believe it or not (and I know this is a tough one to comprehend), I get my worth from me, NOT from twats like you.


Now, let me explain to you the effect that your actions have;


I hurried back inside and slammed the door, I hoped that it would show you that I was angry because I couldn’t put it into words to say to you, but in reality, you probably just thought it was funny. My heart is hammering, not because you wooed me with your charms contrary to what you think, but because you made me feel intimidated, scared and angry. I had another bag of recycling to take out, but that will have to wait now because the last thing I want to do is go back outside and be objectified AGAIN. So I’m hiding in my flat, full of rage. Is that what you expected to happen? Is that what you wanted to happen? Did you think of how I might feel before you acted? Did you fuck. You are a disgusting human. You can’t possibly comprehend the horrible effect your actions have on women, so I have no doubt that you’ll continue to do it, thinking it’s completely harmless. The sad thing is that you were probably looking for a reaction, and if I’d have said all of this to your face, you would have laughed it off and ignored it. I didn’t say anything, but even if I had the outcome probably would have been the same - you’d still be an ignorant man.


If you take anything from what I write (which I’m sure you won’t because you’re probably not the one reading this), let it be this;


  • I do not exist to be objectified by you

  • I do not want or need your whistles of “approval”

  • Your actions have consequences

  • Stop being a misogynistic twat


Pissed-off regards,


Amy

(the human being who’s feelings you couldn’t give a fuck about, but who’s ass you clearly took a fancy to)


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