NYC to Ban Whistles & Catcalls … What’s Next Outlawing Bronx Cheers?

 

Whistles, catcalls and lewd come-ons from strangers might soon be against the law. If so, what will construction workers do, fill up the local NYC police jails? Folks want to legalize drugs bit make whistling and cat calls illegal. Granted, stories of preteens and teenagers being hounded by adult men outside city schools is pervy, but there are other ways to go about this.

Whistles, catcalls and lewd come-ons from strangers are all too familiar to New York City women, who say they are harassed multiple times a day as they walk down the street. Now lawmakers are examining whether to do something to discourage it.

A City Council committee heard testimony Thursday from women who said men regularly follow them, yell at them and make them feel unsafe and uncomfortable. Advocates told stories of preteens and teenagers being hounded by adult men outside city schools and pleaded for government to address the problem.

“This is not our way of not being able to take a compliment,” said Nefertiti Martin, who testified at the hearing. “This is an issue of safety.”

Safety is always an issue; however, what’s next making it a crime to give a Bronx cheer in NYC?

Posted October 31, 2010 by
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