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Study: Male Attention Demeans Women

By Wyatt Earp | March 22, 2010

Don't stare at Kate. It demeans her.

I am still sick to my stomach over the ObamaCare vote, so politics will be taking a back seat for a while. Hell, at this point, I may never post about politics again. Luckily there are still interesting topics out there, :

NEW YORK – Men who harass women with cat calls and sexual comments are actually harming their whole gender, a study has found. The research, by Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn of the University of Connecticut in the United States, looked into the feelings and reactions of women who saw and heard men making derogatory remarks to other women.

There ya go. A study conducted by two – most likely, ugly – women who have never been whistled at in their lives. Of course they are going to say that catcalls hurt the entire male gender! However, I now refuse to engage any female reader in conversation for fear that it may be construed as harassment.

The researchers asked 114 undergraduate female students to watch a video and imagine themselves as bystanders to a situation where a man made either a sexist remark at another woman or simply greeted her. The students were then asked to rate their levels of anxiety and depression as well as their anger and fear toward men and their desire to move against or away from men. The study showed that in addition to feeling upset, women were more likely to take the sexist remark as an insult to their gender, and feel greater anger and motivation to take direct action toward men in general.

Yeah, because what woman wants to suffer the humiliation of being ogled by a bunch of guys? The women who should feel humiliated are the ones who get no attention from guys, not the hotties! Besides, we men do plenty of things to harm our gender. Catcalls and whistles don’t even make the top 50.

Topics: Snarkasm | 21 Comments »

21 Responses to “Study: Male Attention Demeans Women”

  1. Sully Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 8:04 am

    This has opened my eyes sir… I need to pay more attention to how I treat women.

    On an unrelated note, I’ve met Stephanie and Dianne and I can assure you that they are two fine pieces of ass.

  2. Jon Brooks Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 8:24 am

    And if we don’t pay attention to them after they spend hours putting on makeup, wearing the latest fashions etc. etc. etc. we are self centered louts:) Looks like burka’s may be a solution.

  3. Dannytheman Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Funny how this is here today! I was with my 83 year old mother and her sisters yesterday. My mom remarked how much she loved all the cat calls back when she was working at the Navy Yard in Philly when she was an 18-20 year old young woman. She would run secure mail back and forth between building and ships and drive the sailors crazy. She said it was a huge compliment!! (“SHE loved it”!)

  4. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 9:45 am

    1. The underwear your mother buys you is NOT sexy.
    2. Five o’clock stubble has all the erotic qualities of sandpaper.
    3. Never tape any of her body parts together.
    4. Notice when the floor crunches beneath your feet. You too can learn to use a broom.
    5. Eye contact is best established above our shoulder level. Also known as the “they don’t talk back” concept.
    6. Catcalls. Bludgeoned heads. Enough said.

  5. metoo Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 9:46 am

    These idiots need to put their collective political correctness where the sun don’t shine. As for me….bring on the cat calls and whistles. If you’re male and have a pulse and some drop dead gorgeous woman walks by, it’s a crime against nature not to acknowledge her. I certainly whistle when I see Gilles Marini.

  6. richard mcenroe Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:24 am

    “3. Never tape any of her body parts together.”

    But if you don’t they just keep talking…

    “5. Eye contact is best established above our shoulder level. Also known as the “they don’t talk back” concept.”

    Have you considered underwire eyeglasses…?

  7. proof Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:36 am

    If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.

    -H. L. Mencken

  8. Robbie Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Catcalls can be insulting at times. If I walk past a construction site and a guy smiles, says hello, nods, or just looks – I’ll give a smile, maybe a wink (depending on how cute he is). But being yelled at “Hey Baby” “Yo good looking” “Come on over here and sit on my lap (yes I’ve gotten that one)” can be a little overwhelming. Don’t ya think?

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Sully – Okay, I laughed out loud at that.

    Jon – Only for the ugly ones. Boosh!

    Danny – That was before the Feminazis brainwashed the women of today.

    Mrs. Crankipants – 1. No problem there. I don’t wear any.
    2. It takes me at least a day and a half to get stubble.
    3. No point in that. Takes you longer to get at said parts.
    4. I have OCD. Messy areas drive me insane.
    5. I try to utilize the “glance and go” technique.
    6. Open shouting and whistling is not my style. A much less vocal, “Wow” is my modus operandi.

    MeToo – I would be flattered . . . if anyone thought I was even remotely attractive.

    Richard – Okay, those are funny, too.

    Proof – As a homely guy, I appreciate the occasional homely girl.

    Robbie – I wouldn’t know, but I have seen your photo. You’re hot. (Too forward?)

  10. K Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Any halfway decent looking woman is used to hearing comments from guys. I mean think about it, if youve gone your entire life practically, hearing guys call out things or try to get your number, etc sometimes it does get a little old. Cat calls especially seem kind of caveman like to me.

    Now I will say one thing nice about it though, anytime a guy does say something on the street to me it does make me feel better about myself. Depending on what or from who I may roll my eyes when I get past and try to ignore you but even the bums in center city are nicer then no one noticing at all on a bad day (as annoying as it can be at the same time). All women have those days your just not feeling too hot and then the days you are all done up your happy when someone notices.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    K – A lot of times, catcalls and whistles are the best we can come up with. We’re morons. The other problem comes into play when you’re a guy like me. Despite being a big mouth here, I am pretty shy in person. I was never able to approach a girl, even if I was sure she was interested in me. Most women I dated usually approached me first, it was a decision they almost immediately regretted.

  12. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The guys who are being complimentary unfortunately are few and far in between. I’ve had guys yell choice phrases out of cars and construction sites that I can’t even repeat here, for fear of being banned from this fine blog. I’ve also been followed, which is pretty damn creepy. So I guess my advice to the pipe fitter who sees a hot blonde on her way to work: crossing the street and complimenting her will score you more points than a graphic commentary on her rack.

  13. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – You’ve been followed? You must be hotter than I imagined. In the interest of fairness, you should send me a photo that shows off said rack.

    What, too far? :)

  14. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    You never get followed by Gilles Marini. It’s always by a guy who pulls his clothes out of the hamper with a comb over.

    The “nice rack” line is how I hooked up with Mr. Crankipants. So I guess sometimes it does work. It was the first time I’ve ever blushed and the first time I haven’t wanted to pull a guy’s spine out through his a* As they say, it’s all in the delivery.

  15. K Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Yeah it happens. Ive been followed before too. I only remember one particular circumstance off the top of my head and the guy gave up after about a block or so but it was definitely creepy. Ive got long legs and even my normal walking pace is twice anyone else so Im good at getting away from uncomfortable situations.

    As for me just strike up a conversation with me and if you seem intelligent and Im attracted to you I may even ask a guy for his number instead (though not right now as I have a lovely boyfriend). Back to what you said about your being shy, I had this shy guy try talking to me in Times Square one time while I was doing a promo gig (I practically live in both NYC and Philly at the same time, dual city-zenship as I call it) and could tell he was trying to gather up the nerve so I saved him the trouble and just asked him out for dinner as he seemed nice enough.

    Im all for the nice and respectful guys :)

  16. Watuschskie Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I will guarantee that the bimbos who complain are the fat or ugly ones and they are complaining about the attention paid to the hot chicks! That’s what the women’s movement is all about.

  17. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – and the first time I haven’t wanted to pull a guy’s spine out through his a*

    Yeah, remind me to call out sick if I ever set up a local blog meet.

    K – Intelligent? That’s when I usually dropped out of the running.

    Watuschskie – Gloria Steinem called. She wants you dead.

  18. richard mcenroe Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 2:16 am

    You never get followed by Gilles Marini. It’s always by a guy who pulls his clothes out of the hamper with a comb over.

    What’s a hamper?

  19. tjbbpgobIII Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 4:28 am

    K, how about “I’d crawl ten blocks, through Bed Sty, naked, over broken beer bottles, just to hear you pee in a tin cup over a telephone”. Is that shy enough for you?

  20. Robbie Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 11:28 am


  21. Wyatt Earp Says:
    March 23rd, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Richard – Now that’s funny!

    tjbbpgobIII – Wow, that’s hot. Heh.

    Robbie – :)