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Dear Poll: Do You Like the Attention?




When you walk by a construction site, or pass by a group of men sitting outside a bar, how do you feel when they hoot and holler at you? Some women love the attention they get from strangers, because it gives them an extra boost of confidence, but others take real offense to men ogling them purely based on their appearance. So ladies, what I want to know is...

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ncsouthpaw ncsouthpaw 9 years
I can relate to fluffyhelen. I also do a lot of walking to work, the store and stuff like that.There was this time when i swear everytime ive walked by this one construction site(most of them were mexican) everying f***ing guy stopped what they were to stare.After about a week of this I stopped walking for a minute turned and b*tched them out. I started taking a different route after that. another thing i cant stand is guys driving by yelling at you when youre walking down the street.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
It is extremely disturbing to be forced to realize that someone whose existence you weren't even aware of a few seconds before was at that time visualizing you without your clothes on.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
ITA with hotstuff in comment #3. If they're taking a second glance or something like that, that's cool, but I don't like it if they're rude. It's actually better for me now that I'm in college. People used to honk/yell all the time at my highschool uniform.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I'm surprised at how many people actually respond to the catcalls. They only want attention and responding in any way gives them exactly what they want.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
If you go over and start showing them you are educated then that is when you go from "foxy" to "frigid" and they have a whole other ton of things to say to you. I go with "can I help you or are you just a moron?"
Moley25 Moley25 9 years
It sucks because although it gives you a boost of confidence, it also makes you feel like a total moron for not telling them to shut the f*ck up. I just can't believe how much guys still think it's okay to yell out at some girl as if she wasn't a human. I often wonder what would happen if I walked over to them and started talking to them using big words and showing them I'm actually educated and not one-dimensional. They probably wouldn't know what to do or say because it usually just makes us uncomfortable and we don't respond.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Hate to admit it, but yes. I am SO shy, so when something like that happens, it feels nice.
murishk murishk 9 years
Seriously, they do that rather you're hideous or not. If it boosts your confidence then you're really sad.
Vampyre Vampyre 9 years
I hate it. I think it's disrespectful towards women and it makes me feel uncomfortable and safe. Women have the right to walk down the street without somebody hooting and hollering at them like obnoxious monkeys.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I love the scene in Memoirs of a Geisha when she makes the boy fall over because he is looking at her. For me, making a guy walk into a lamp post or bush is definately more satisfying that being whistled at.
acemonkey acemonkey 9 years
It makes me feel uncomfortable.
jaxon jaxon 9 years
It truly depends on my mood. Sometimes I just don't want to be hollered at or ogled.
telewyo telewyo 9 years
I'm a civil engineer so part of my job is to go to job sites to check on contstruction. It's almost impossible to convince a contractor that they are doing something wrong or even just to talk to them on a professional level when you get out of the truck and the workers start whistling. I even gave up fashion! I don't wear skirts or nice slacks or heels, just boring kakhi pants and button down shirts to try to keep the hooting to a minimum. It's so hard to get respect when that's going on.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I love it. I mean as long as they arent calling out profanities of course. IF they are just being men, and whistling or saying "dang" or "hey there" whatever, People are too PC nowadays to just let men be men. Sexual Harrassment....Panda.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
p.s. I work for a general contractor and we have a contract with a large University here in AZ. We have to have our subcontractors sign an agreement that there will be no harassment of students while they work on campus. The University looks at it as sexual harassment and we could be kicked off the job.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
I hate it. I think it is gross and demeaning. What do men think they will accomplish by cat calling women? Do you think we are impressed by the stares, hoots and yells? Please. I hate that feeling when you pull up at a stop light and you can feel someone staring at you. You look over to see a bunch of dirty, greasy, sleazy men gesturing and staring at you in a work truck. All I want to do is speed up and get away from them. The sick part is they probably have women at home and they are hunting for other women. GROSS GROSS GROSS. Heck, I want to take a shower now just because we are on this subject!
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
It depend on 2 things for me. #1. How I feel that day. Because if I feel gross or sloppy then I hate the atention. Oddly enough this seems to be the time when I get hit on the most. Nobody ever approaches me when my makeup is great and I am dressed to the nines. very odd. #2. The guy(s). Nobody is going to feel good about attention from a hideous guy(and too often those are the ones cat calling or giving lame pick up lines) But when a real catch gives you attention you can't help but feel good.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
At first I feel flattered that someone took the time to notice me and then I think about those men and how probably most of them are married with kids or maybe dating someone and how their significant other would feel if they knew he was doing that.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am with Bella on this one, I hate being seuxally harassed. i have gotten to the point where I ignore it and don't even hear it much anymore. I am sorry to say, but if this helps boost your self-esteem, that is bad. A woman should not have a high self-esteem based on what a man thinks of her. It should be high because of what she can do for herself, how she feels about herself, and where she is in life, NOT because a man thinks you are worthy enough for a cat call!
em1282 em1282 9 years
I love that the "no" and "yes" answers are tied! I worked in retail for years and I hated, hated, HATED it when guys would come in and try to hit on me. Most of them were creepy and just flat-out gross. However if a guy who was around my age and my type started talking to me (NOT on the whole "You're so hot, etc" level right off) then it would be a compliment, I think. I can understand the boost of confidence you would get from guys honking horns/hooting/etc., but ultimately, they do that with every woman who walks by. It takes more for a guy to come up to you and speak to you respectfully--that would give me a bigger boost of confidence.
lovelylei lovelylei 9 years
I don't like people looking at me either as I'm shy and it makes me uncomfortable, but its true that theres nothing like the confidence you get from someone admiring you. (as long as they're not a freak of course)
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I hate anyone looking at me, guys or girls... girls look at me and judge me (I have a creative look I guess, so people who aren't used to seeing my sense of style take notice, in a good way sometimes, but definitely often times in a negative way)and guys looking at me and making comments or whistles or anything like that just makes me mad... like how would they like it if every time they walked down the street they avoided certain spots because they didn't want to be harassed? I hate it. I give the finger to men at least ten times a day where I work...theres a lot of pigs around this area of town...I dress the way I want, and I don't do it for attention from anyone, I do it because its who I am and its how I feel comfortable...if you don't like it, don't look at me, and certainly don't stare at me with a weird expression on your face. Thats just obnoxious.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
I was working at one of those geeky science stores at the mall once and this guy comes up to me and says, "Can I just tell you that you have a beautiful body?" I was never so disgusted.
Marci Marci 9 years
It's uncomfortable, especially when the whole construction team is hollering at once. But meet those guys on their own, and you wouldn't get a peep out of them, so I think they do it more for each other than for us.
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